We have finally made it to LA and are presently sitting at the gate to wait for the flight to leave to Auckland, New Zealand. Our plans have been to fly to LA in the evening and have the next day in LA to be “normal people” for a bit before getting on that 13 hour flight. (Can one be normal in LA?) The plan has worked out, but did have a few bumps along the way. The first flight from home to LA was delayed 4 hours, so we didn’t get to the hotel until 1 am! I’m just glad we did allow for a day between the two flights!
As you can imagine we did sleep in late, but not too late to walk down to the beach. We stayed at Manhattan Beach which is just 4 miles south of the LA airport. Manhattan Beach is the Mecca for beach volleyball. I didn’t even both counting how many nets were set up – but they were two across and down the beach as far as one could see in both directions from the Manhattan Beach Pier.
There also was good surfing to be had, but of course we just watchedA seagull joined us to watch the surfers. From there we wandered up the beach and just took in all the houses And they are ready for Christmas – Southern California style! We send warm wishes to you and yours this holiday season!
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