Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday 24th July, 2009 until Sunday 26th July, 2009
San Diego to Los Angeles by train - 120 miles
Los Angeles to Brisbane by plane - 7183 miles
I LOVE the lines in this song that say
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again
I remember feeling this way when I was travelling around the UK and Europe. I was constantly meeting people, only to have to say goodbye indefinitely. That's how I felt about America. I loved it SO MUCH and I really would have loved another month over there (or 2 or 3) but I know we'll get back there some day.
Anyway, back to our last day! The adventures aren't finished yet!
Charlene took us down to the "drug store" as we had decided to buy our duty free booze there. We got a 1.75L bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin for $30USD!!! BARGAIN!!! And we got 750ml bottles of Bacardi, Lemon Smirnoff and Raspberry Smirnoff for $10USD each. Crazy! We headed back for some brekky and a final pack to fit in the booze, and a final weigh-in. 1 bag was 50lb (22.6kg) and the other was 60lb (27.2kg) so we were luckily under the 30kg each weight limit.
Charlene was keen to show us around a bit in the morning and we were lucky enough to be able to push our train trip back to 3pm instead of 1pm. This was great as it meant we didn't have to wait around at the other end (LA) and amuse ourselve. Charlene took us to the Cabrillo National Monument lookout and there was a beautiful view of the bay, the ocean, and the city.
There is a US Navy port as well as a Marine Corps in San Diego, so it is a very military city. And we were in for a real treat, seeing: