Off to the Beach
Trip Start Apr 27, 2009
76Trip End Apr 27, 2010
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On Wednesday we decided to go to the South Coast Plaza to the shops. After more than a few wrong turns that dragged a 20 minute journey into an hour long nightmare we finally arrived. Three hours later Mum, Dad and I were ready to leave but Lesley and Euan decided to stay a little longer and get a taxi back to the hotel later. We went to find the ocean
Thursday morning after breakfast we all piled into the car again for a trip across Los Angeles to Universal Studios. We managed to miss most of the bad traffic and didn't go round in circles a successful trip! Although the theme park is much smaller than the one in Florida there were still some enjoyable attractions there. We started with the Jurassic Park which ride got us all drenched (just as well it was sunny, it was nice to cool off a little) and ended with the Simpsons Ride which Mum and I had our eyes closed thoughout! In between the highlights were definitely Shrek 4D and Waterworld. There was a booth with a large puppet of Donkey from Shrek which was absolutely hilarious, the guy doing the voice was incredibly quick-witted and actually sounded alot like Eddie Murphy. I think we could all have listened to him all day!! After the park closed we went for a delicious meal at Tony Romo's just outside the theme park in the Citywalk.
On Friday we lazed about the pool for a while after breakfast then went down to Balboa Island for a look round the small shops there
This morning we pakced up and checked out after breakfast before heading to....yup, the shops! We went back to South Coast Plaza (this time a much quicker, less eventful trip!) to get some last minute shopping before heading across the city to return the car to LAX and go our separate ways - me to San Francisco and everyone else back to sunny Scotland, via London. It was really great to see my family and spend some time with them even though it was hard to say goodbye again, and not just cos I'll be back to bunk beds and easy mac 'n' cheese now!!