30th July - L.A.st day
We drove down from Santa Barbara down the scenic coastal route of Highway 1, stopping off in Malibu to see some of the BIG houses on the beach and the beach itself. No wonder people are healthy out here when they can get down to places like this. There is no reason to stay inside when you have this on your door step.
After a spot of lunch in Malibu (a subway in the car - classy), we headed down to Santa Monica which is basically LA again and our last stop. As typical English people, we didn't wander too far from the hostel and found a pub - "Ye olde King's Head" an english themed pub. We had a curry and some shepherds pie for dinner as well.
We were due to meet Joanna there friday night, but due to her being in a very cool but very busy editing/producing tv job, we only got a minute with her, but arranged to meet saturday instead. This left plenty of drinking time and after 2 Aussies (Simon and Leroy no less) challenged the Poms, that was it: beer-a-plenty. Actually, way too much beer. They were Australian and we'd had a head start already, so they won. But the night was a lot of fun and hopefully will be able to meet up with them in Oz sometime in November.
Saturday was a hung over day. Lots of sleeping, drinking water, going to the park to sleep some more, walking a long the beach to try and not feel ill... type of day. But by 6 o'clock we were back on track.
Joanna picked us up and took us out for the evening. I must explain to some that Joanna is my Godmother Anne's daughter who I've known since we were very small. We hope to stay with Anne and Frank in New York on the way home later in the year. Anyway, we went out for some food with Joanna and Graham, both of the coolest and nicest people ever. I have to say that as I know they'll be reading this some time soon, but it is also totally true!
[Picture still on camera will put on when we can - sorry]
Sarah and I are extremely jealous about where they live and their lifestyles. The beaches for them are merely a stones throw a way and some of the best in the world. A great way to finish off America. They are more than welcome to come visit anytime, Graham wants to go to Goodwood festival of speed so who knows...
Today we are washing, packing and preparing. We leave for Fiji tonight and will lose a day whilst travelling, we land on the 1st August. Bit sad to leave so soon, but excited to be going on further. We think we will be out of contact for 2 weeks but don't worry, we'll still keep writing and stuff, but you will have to wait a bit for the posts that's all. 2 and a bit weeks today we will be having a new comabatant in the team, one Liz Holt from Ealing, 26 years old and competitive. She'll have to write a few things on here as well.
Right strangely we are off to an Adidas shop to get some autographs from the Chelsea football team.
Laters for now
Pricey and Sarah
P.S. Congratulations to the Dudley's, hopefully now they will Mr and Mrs. Good luck to you two and we hope your day goes well!