The day started out at Adelaide airport, it was a Saturday, around about 8am in the morning. Erin and I were dropped at the airport by family who had come to see us off for our 4 week trip to the US! We were all quite excited, the build up to the trip had been happening for at least 2 months. The flights were scheduled to fly from Adelaide -> Sydney and then Sydney -> Los Angeles. All in all around about 17 hours flying time.
We arrived in LAX airport at 9:30am on Saturday, 22 March after a really good flight on Virgin Australia. Plenty of leg room, great food and drink, plus a comfortable trip. Not much more you could ask for on a long haul flight. I had struggled to sleep however, I’m not the good at sleeping on planes.
I did manage to spend the time watching movies though :p
The crazy thing is we left Adelaide airport at 9:00am, Saturday, 22 March and arrived in Los Angeles at 9:30am the same day! Gotta love time zones.
American Immigration was interesting. I got the third degree, but it worked out okay in the end. My customs officer was quite nice, Erin’s customs officer must have got up on the wrong side of the bed, grumpy as.
spent in the California parks!After dropping our bags at the motel, we walked over to Disneyland to have a look and sort out park tickets. Disneyland was in easy walking distance from our motel, which was handy. Got our California city passes at the ticket office, which gave us access to Disneyland, California Adventure park, Seaworld San Diego and Universal Studios. Really worth it. After that we made our way to downtown Disneyland, which has many Disney themed shops outside the park main gate. We went absolutely nuts in the shops, so much cool stuff, mickey mouse mugs, Disneyland t-shirts and plenty more. All at reasonable prices too. That chewed up some time. We were all pretty tired and operating on little to no sleep. Essentially been awake for some insane number of hours! That night I crashed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.