Day 28 Huntington Beach

I said it would be another quiet blog today. How does a whole day at the pool sound?  Chilled is the answer. This is our last supper and tomorrow we pack up and head back returning late afternoon on Tuesday. I’m off until Tuesday after the Bank Holiday which is nice although I suspect it […]

Day 27 Huntington Beach

Short blog today. We woke up embarrisngly late and had missed breakfast. Wandered down to the beach and had brunch and then back to the pool for the afternoon.  Fiona and I escaped for a gin and tonic before our evening meal and then facetimed the children to join us. Ben was very taken with […]

Day 25 Beverly Hills

We spent the late morning and early afternoon on Rodeo Drive and thankfully my credit card stayed firmly in my wallet…until we stopped for lunch that is! Then following a recommendation we visited the Getty Museum about four miles outside the West of Beverly Hills. It’s a huge campus and a stunning building in its […]

Day 24 Los Angeles

After breakfast in Santa Clarita we set off for LA. It was noticeable how much busier and more hectic the driving was as we neared the city. The motorway was up to eight lanes at times so navigating ones way through that turmoil required a keen eye! We started off calling in to Lake Hollywood […]

Day 23 Santa Clarita

We left reasonably early this morning (well early for the Owens anyway) and drove around 140 miles south, in part  down highway 101 with the sparkling Pacific on our right hand side and strange islands connected to the mainland by matchsticks: We drove up and over the Santa Ynez mountains and through low cloud at […]

Day 22 Pismo Beach

We had a quiet morning and after brunch stopped off at a local outlet mall for a mooch (and some real bargains even with the exchange rate the as it is!) and then went south down the coast because Ben and I had booked 90 minutes on a beach buggy this afternoon. Fiona and Abbie […]