07.12.2012 - 07.12.2012
Camping again went out the window in San Diego, when a camp site costs the same as the comforts of a seedy motel the choice is simple! It was a nice city to wind down in soaking in the metro life, Saturday markets and micro brewery's are all in a days work.
Finally we made our way along the Sunshine Coast of Laguna Beach, The Hills & The OC which, was the furthest thing from sunshine and with clouds of rain our star spotting consisted of us driving around familiar looking but completely unknown neighbourhoods trying to fit in - but far from doing so in our brightly painted van. The novelty soon wore off and we headed to Long Beach Los Angeles in search of a true familiar friend Jill! 4 days we lived as an LA'ian hopping from seaside towns - New Port, Venice, Santa Monica. We strolled the streets of Beverly Hills pretending to shop and again fit in (not so lucky on Rodeo drive) and as you do we found Hollywood and compared our hands to those of the stars pushing our mits into the overused prints which are so dirty they're now black! Everything you would imagine but the highlight was spending it with a friend and seeing NBA on our last night watching the Clippers win!