California 2014 day 1
Usually the day of travel wouldn’t merit being described as Day 1, but this year it must. Because instead of being met by Sunny at LAX and driven to a rather dull hotel in Anaheim for supper and an early night I have already driven through a town I didn’t know, in a car I didn’t know, walked on the beach, been for a paddle, had supper in a local bar and am about to hit the hot tub.
it’s all different from usual because I couldn’t get an air miles flight to LAX, so Gordon is in Anaheim and I am in San Diego. I have picked up the hire car – a Jeep Wrangler – roof optional 🙂 – think the guys at Avis must have thought I was hiding a surf board somewhere! I only made 2 turns wrong in the supposedly 10 minute journey from airport to hotel, one easily correctable by a ‘U’ turn, the other by getting back on I5 having found myself in a car park!
Checked in to the Ocean Park Inn on the seafront at Pacific Beach. Very friendly staff, perfect location. And went for my first paddle within 2 hours of landing.