Travel to Los Angeles

We left home today at about 8:30 AM to head for the airport. There were few people in the lineups, so we got to our boarding gate fairly early for our flight to Los Angeles (LAX). I played a bit on my new iPad, then we boarded the plane at about 10:55 AM on flight AC570. During the flight, I drank orange juice and watched the movie “The Green Lantern”. We landed in Los Angeles at about 2:00 PM.

We had a very long stopover in LA. We started looking in a few shops before settling down to wait in the seats at the gate. Suddenly, my dad’s cousin Selwyn called and said he was coming to pick us up and take us to the beach! Selwyn drove us to Santa Monica, and we walked down the 3rd Street Promenade. This street is for pedestrians only, and is lined with many shops. There were also many singers and musicians performing their work, a puppeteer, and a crazy break dancer.

The 3rd Street Promenade
A walk down the 3rd Street Promenade
Break dancer
A break dancer giving a show on the street

Perhaps one of my favourite things about the 3rd Street Promenade were the many dinosaur bush fountains lining the walkway.

A Pair of Brontosaurus
A pair of brontosaurus bush fountains. Although you can’t really see in the picture very well, they have teeth!
A Stegosaurus Bush Fountain
A stegosaurus bush fountain
A triceratops bush fountain

It was very warm, lush, and sunny here. After walking down to the end of the promenade, we walked towards the beach.

Passing by a cannon
Passing by a cannon amidst palm trees on our walk to the beach
The beach in sight!
The beach in sight!

Quite an exciting airport stopover this is turning out to be!