We had three days and four nights in LA. That was enough. I liked LA but there was a lot of driving to get anywhere and a lot of traffic, so journeys that TomTom told you would take 45 mins, turned into journeys of well over an hour. We went to Hollywood first and got that over and done with. We tried to get closer to the sign than the view from the shopping mall next to the walk of fame with the stars on the pavement, but Carl followed TomTom which took us up a road we knew would be wrong cos it said so at the entrance. So then we gave up and went to the beach. Venice Beach is really too crowded, plus it was cloudy and windy. Santa Monica was nicer, but still cold.
Our best day was our Disney day. This was great. Familiar rides and new rides. It was hot and we were there from 9.00am until 10.00pm but it was worth it. Best Ride: Indiana Jones Adventure. We did it twice. Seats in the front of the car and the best ones.
On Monday we picked up the RV and drove up Highway 1. We stopped along the way to look at a few things including the Elephant Seals, who were mostly sunning themselves, but some were shouting at each other. We also stopped in Santa Barbara, which was really pretty, and had lunch in a bar on the pier. I managed to drop my camera, it came unclipped from its karabina (stupid Black Rapid strap). The screen at the back smashed but fortunately it still works with the viewfinder.
Then we had seven hours in San Francisco. We saw Fisherman's Wharf and the sea lions. We visited Chinatown (briefly), we rode on the trolley bus (after a long queue) and the best thing we did was just under two hours on a fire engine touring the city and crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a beautiful sunny day, so we were really lucky and got some great views of the bridge and the city. The tour guide sang to us, and kept ringing the bell, and everyone turned to look. It was great fun.