Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Arrived safely in USA
What a long day! Left Tesco's at Copdock, Ipswich at 8am on Monday 20 July and arrived in LA at 6:30pm local time (2:30am Tuesday morning UK time). Our coach transfer turned up as expected at LA international airport (many thanks to Bill Hooker for organising to get 18 of us plus luggage to our hotel) and we checked into the Residence Inn by Marriott at Manhattan Beach for 3 nights. Then we all showered and headed out to a local sports bar for a drink and some food. Got back to our hotel at 11pm (7am Tuesday morning) for a well deserved nights sleep. Off to do some shopping in the morning - helmets and bike clothing mostly. We pick up our bikes on Thursday, so a chance to recover from our jet lag before we set off on our trip.