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Big Sur, Venice Beach & Universal Studios

The scenery around Big Sur as we continued to hug the coastline was stunning.

Stopped off at beaches to observe sea lions & little chipmunks. We watched a teenage sea lion trying to sneak up to mate with a female but the old guy who'd already taken out dibbs on her would come over & defend her against his advances. It was very funny to watch this massive animal that weighted a ton trying to sneak up a beach!!! There were lots of cute baby ones crawling around as well & feeding off their mothers. At one beach they had volunteers who just wandered around & told you all about their habits – very interesting.

Walked on the beach at Santa Barbara & walked through the Danish town of Solvang which had windmills & right out of Europe.

We drove into LA through the northern coastal beaches & arrived at Venice Beach where we walked around looking at all the very different people out & about. We went to Hollywood Blvd & Rodeo Dve & looked at where the rich & famous live. Nath & I walked around the outside of the Kodak Theatre to see where the movie stars had put their hand prints on the footpath.

Found a hotel not too far from Universal Studios where we planned to go the next day. Had a fun day there going on all the rides. Nath had been there when he was 2 years old last time so of course had no memories. We had been here in 1996 when we moved to the states & Adam had been 9, Michael 7, Nick 5 & Nath 2 & we went with the Ramsey cousins.

After leaving Universal Studios we braved the LA traffic to drive across town to the airport where we dropped off our car & flew out that night.

Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Bridge on coast road high over a gorge

Bridge on coast road high over a gorge


Stunning coastal scenery

Stunning coastal scenery


Coast drive

Coast drive


Snow capped Mountains in distance

Snow capped Mountains in distance


Sun is out!!

Sun is out!!


Sea Lion

Sea Lion


Chipmunk near coast

Chipmunk near coast


Teenager sneaking up the beach

Teenager sneaking up the beach


Lost baby

Lost baby


Mothers feeding babies

Mothers feeding babies


Stretch hummer

Stretch hummer


Danish town of Solvang

Danish town of Solvang


Solvang

Solvang


Road sign

Road sign


Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara


Venice Beach

Venice Beach


Venice Beach Palm trees

Venice Beach Palm trees


Nath at Venice Beach

Nath at Venice Beach


Chinese Mann Theatre

Chinese Mann Theatre


Star studded sidewalk

Star studded sidewalk


Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood


Kodak Theatre

Kodak Theatre


Walk of fame

Walk of fame


Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood Blvd


Universal Studios

Universal Studios


Nath at Universal Studios

Nath at Universal Studios


Universal Studio

Universal Studio


Universal Studio

Universal Studio

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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