Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Holiday #19

Well, our holiday is almost over... We are at LAX awaiting our flight to Auckland, then to Melbourne. Amazing as our trip has been, we will be glad to get home.

Yesterday we had the Universal Studios VIP tour. It was SO worth the cost since it was 40 degrees and we didn't have to wait longer than 5 minutes at each ride. The guide was very knowledgable and helpful giving us cold water when we wanted it. We also had a great buffet lunch.

If you ever go to Universal Studios, I recommend you splash out and do it VIP style!

Then today, we were picked up at taken on an all day LA city tour. Again it was 42 degrees. At first the bus was good, then the aircon started to fade and it was stinking hot! Photo stops were very quick as no one wanted to be out in the heat longer than absolutely necessary. One couple didn't make it back to the bus in time, and they got left behind after we waited 10 minutes for then. I felt sorry for them, but the bus driver specifically told them (they were of Indian descent) that Italians and Indians are always the ones who ignore the time to be back at the bus. It was their own fault.
We saw the Hollywood sign which I guess was a highlight. Also some celebrity homes, but they were always behind big hedges. Hedge trimmers must be well paid in Hollywood!
Eventually we got dropped off at LAX and went to the Air New Zealand lounge. Business class has its perks! The shower was AMAZING. Never had a better shower! Now we are waiting for our flight but it is relaxing and we should sleep well on the plane.

Thanks for sharing in this holiday adventure with me! I can't wait to get some cross-stitching started... I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!

Until next time,



  1. Sounds like you've had an amazing time. Safe journey home

  2. Hi Kerrie: I have been to La but never went site seeing, maybe someday, I am so happy you had a great time.
    Yes Italians and Indians from the middle east are a bit behind, my nephew married a lady from India and she is always late so are her family, but we still love her.