Southern California :: 3.22 thru 3.30

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 4:43 PM
Well, here is the account of my trip to the Los Angeles and San Diego area in California. I'll be updating it as the trip progresses.

Day One - North of the Border
First off, lemme tell you: when we arrived in San Diego, it took some reassuring to convince me that we weren't in Mexico. Threre is just as much signage in Spanish as there is in English.

Anyways, our flight got in from Atlanta at about eleven in the morning, and we proceeded to wait nearly half an hour for the rental car company's van to come pick us up. We decided to bite the bullet and spend the extra money on a convertible. Fun fun! The next few hours were spent driving to Los Angeles to a family member's house in a rather affluent neighborhood. This would be our hotel for the next couple days. We made Taco Bell tacos for dinner.

Day Two - Doing the Tourist Thing
We decided to explore today. It was spend walking around the Grauman's Chinese Theater and Kodak Theater area, and other Hollywood attractions. We put our hands in the handprints of celebrities...all that stuff. Then, to complete our tourist-ness, we spent six dollars on a map of celebrity homes. We looked for Ozzy's house, but instead just found Halle Berry's (Oh Darn!). We also passed Britney's house and Madonna's abode. Oh, and we also walked around Olvera Street - the oldest street in Los Angeles. Dinner was had at the Moustache Cafe.

Day Three - Knotts Berry Farm
Heres where the real fun starts. We headed out from LA to Knotts about about nine AM, and got there around ten thirty. I have to say, the prices of season passes are just ridiculous there, so we skipped that. We did, however, get in the park for only seventeen bucks each, thanks to a Pepsi promotion thing.

The first ride of the day was Ghostrider in the middle. We waited for half an hour, and the ride was well worth it. Definitely my number one wooden coasters.

Next, we headed over to Supreme Scream, which was fun. It took friggin forever to get to the top of that thing. Great fun.

The third ride of the day was Boomerang, which was much better than I was expecting. Going backwards was great.

We also got a ride in on Montezooma and Jaguar, respectively, but I won't go into details. The final ride of the day was Ghostrider again - this time in the back. If I thought it was great the first time in the middle, it didn't compare to this. I mean, wowzers!

That about sums up the day at Knotts Berry Farm. I thought the park was great, but a bit lackluster in rides. It would have been much, much better had Xcelerator been open. That was very disappointing. After Knotts, we drive back to San Diego, where we can eat more Mexican food.

Stay tuned - Day Five will be Magic Mountain!

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 6:35 PM
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I live in the slums of beverly hills so I know a few of the stars homes, including ozzy osborne (take doheny drive north to sunset, turn left at sunset, turn right onto doheny ROAD, go straight about half a mile, pass the greystone mansion public park, and then park infront of his house on the right), jackie chan's GIANT house (green acres drive at benedict canyon on the corner to the northwest), and madonna (roxbury drive I believe). There are some dumb tourists at ozzies house. Sometimes watching them be dumb is the main attraction.

$60 aint so bad considering the ticket to the park runs for $42.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 2:50 AM
Doh! It said at the park that they were 109 bucks, so I figured I'd missed the deal or something.
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