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Mar2014
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The apartment we were staying at in LA had cable, so we would watch some ice hockey or some news (a cougar was spotted in Griffith Park!). On our last day in LA, we turned on the news after going out for breakfast to find that there had been a terrible shooting at LAX and that the airport had been evacuated. Our flight wasn’t until 5pm but we assumed it would be delayed. However, the AirNZ website said our flight […]

08
Mar2014
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Rob writing here. The next stop on our trip was the La Brea Tar Pits. The last time I was visited the tar pits was around 15 years ago, and as I enjoyed them so much I thought that Liz might as well. The Tar Pits are a natural phenomenon, where asphalt rises up through the earth. They don’t look overly active or impressive, but gases do slowly bubble up through the tar in these open pits below. In prehistoric […]

25
Feb2014
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Some of you may not know this, but I’m quite into my space stuff. And particularly Mars stuff.¬†JPL, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is one of the most important parts of NASA these days. They’re the ones that design, build and monitor various satellites, probes and, most importantly, Mars robotic rovers. Exciting!!! There are free tours of the facility that you have to book months ahead for, so we made sure to get ourselves a spot for our LA stopover. The […]

11
Feb2014
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[Catching up on blog posts! Sorry these are quite late!!] After our great trip back to NZ in October, it was time to head back to the UK, but not before we stopped over in LA for a couple of days. Rob and I had both visited LA as kids, so we’d been to Disneyland and Universal Studios, visited the Hard Rock cafe and walked Hollywood Boulevard. This time, all grown up, we decided to try some of the local […]