Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LAX on way yo Australia

Our adventure to Australia ......

Vacation started with a long layover in LAX, and this wasn't like any layover because we had almost 12 hours.  Enough to leave the airport and explore the city.  What's better than a full day somewhere, arriving at 10:30am and didn't take off to Australia until 10pm.  


What to do with so much time .... 
chow down on some In-N-Out as our last American meal.
(It's all the hubby asked for)


Now, I understand why there were THIRTY cars in the drive-thru.  The last time I had In N Out was probably 10 years ago, and I don't remember it tasting this good.  My girlfriend from TX now lives in LA, and she was all for meeting us when I told her I would be in Cali.  It was so wonderful seeing her, and I couldn't believe it had been six or so years since we had last hung out.  I am getting old.  Such a pleasure seeing Tiffani, and it was as if we didn't skip a beat!

Talk about bargain -- It doesn't get any cheaper OR more delicious!!


A man had the right of idea at In and Out!!  
He was pouring a pepper packet INTO his ketchup, so I copied!

This might be a new regular activity for me :)



After lunch, the four of us headed to Manhattan Beach 
to soak up some sun, shop, and people watch.




We walked the boardwalk and found our dream house -- Ahhh, I wish!!!


and, then we found the swings!!  We asked these kids if we could borrow it for one picture, and had too good of a time to get off.  This trip kind of aged me as I haven't been on a swing in FOR-EVER

Ready ...


Set ...


GO!!!


Then, it was the men's turn, 
they were out of control, Gabe especially, as you can see!


After we got that all out of our system we grabbed some grub and a tasty beverage before the dreaded 14 plus hour flight.  Such a great way to start our vacation with some great fun with friends!!!!


Miss this girl already -- Love you Tiff and your man :)
Thanks for a fabulous time in your city.


To be continued .....

29 comments:

Candice Pair said...

Cant wait to see the rest of the pics! Have a good weekend!!

Kelsey Claire said...

I love In-N-Out! They are coming to Texas and I am so pumped. My hubby is so going to be jealous of your Australia trip. I better not show him any of your pictures!

Across the Pond said...

SOOOOO delicious! I am (lucky? or cursed?) super close to one at home! Hope you have a fab time in Australia

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Makes me want to be in California right now!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I have a horrible addiction to in n out and eat it several times a week!!!! Eeek! Looks like you had so much fun, love the pics!

Design Apprentice said...

I now want to try ketchup with a dash of pepper, aha. I've never had In-N-Out burger but it looks delish! Your Swing pics are adorable, I may copy that idea. Glad you had such fun!
Xx

Lindsay said...

OH you were in my hood :) That in and out is famous right there by LAX :) Manhattan is so fun! Glad you got to see your friend :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Ohhhhh I love In-N-Out!!! It's great! Looks like you had a fun day in LA!

Ashton said...

mmm In & Out! You can't beat that!! :)

It looks like you had the perfect layover! I will officially be jealous from here on out when I have one.

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

I love the swing pictures!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

These are such fun pictures and it looks like you enjoyed yourselves and had some yummy In-N-Out goodies...I know exactly where you were! :)

Have a FABULOUS time in Australia...one of my favorite places in the world with very friendly people!

Liesl :)

Neha said...

Lovely pictures. Have a great trip and weekend.

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

A fun way to start your trip!!! :)
And yes on In-N-Out!! Love it. If I could I'd eat there daily...haha!!!

xoxo

Kimberly said...

Cute pictures! I would love to try In-N-Out one day! Can't wait for the rest of the pictures.

Tatiana said...

Love those swing pics! It's really awesome that you were able to explore the city while waiting for your flight

Jessica said...

Haha. Love those swing pics. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Yum -- In-N-Out! How fun is it to swing now that you're a "grown-up"!?!? I love swinging on the swings! haha!

Cheryl said...

nothing like an in and our burger, so fresh as my hubby sais....
love the pics..love when others travel o places I have never been, I feel like I'm on vacation too!! get some rest on that crazy long flight!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Thats a great way to spend a layover! much better than sitting in the airport. Can't wait to see more!!

Brittany said...

Definitely a great way to spend your time waiting for your flight! Much better than sitting in the boring airport :) I've never had In-N-Out! They don't exist on the East Coast. Love all the pics - especially the ones on the swing! haha

Cody and Lindsay said...

It is ABOUT TIME we start seeing SOMETHING regarding Australia! I love In and Out! I have only had it once but it was SOOO YUMMY!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Love In n Out I think I'm going to have to go there for lunch today. But this ketchup and pepper looks interesting!! Can't wait for the rest of the Australia details.

Lauren said...

I have to agree with Gabe, In-N-Out is the PERFECT "last meal" before leaving the States! I always put so much pepper in my ketchup it ends up looking black...it tastes amazing but leaves LOTS of little friends in your teeth!

I can't wait to hear about your trip!

Sammy said...

I've never been to an In-N-Out but it looks so tasty!

Jax said...

haha! THe pic of the men jumping off the swing is awesome! :) I LOVE In n Out Burger! Yummmmmmmmmy!

A great way to start the trip!! Cant wait to read more! :)

(and i love that you're wearing that awesome pink and white shirt I adore!!)

Jenny DB said...

Can't wait to see all of your Australia pics :-) www.picnik.com!!!

Janet Dillon Robinson said...

I miss In-n-Out like you wouldn't believe so I'm super jealous!! ;] I love the photos of you guys enjoying your layover! What fun!

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

Outstanding pictures which are showed by you really interesting and waiting for your next tour.

Cassie said...

I've never eaten at In-N-Out but I hear it's AMAZING!

You guys are so cute!

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