Today was our last full day in America.
We spent it on a guided bus tour of LA.
We used the same tour company as we did for the trip to Universal Studios....though this time our guide was informative, knowledgable and best of all understandable. He used to be in movies and his name was Robin Williams.....Robin D. Williams.....not to be confused with that other guy.
We saw Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, the Farmers Market, Venice Beach and much, much more.
These places are so iconic.....that you somehow expect them to be larger than life......I was surprised by how normal they all were.
Hollywood Boulevard was disappointing....it was crowded, filled with dodgy looking characters and cheap souvenir shops....not what I expected at all. But Venice Beach really took the cake....it was a sleazy, grimy shanty town....I couldn't wait to get back on the bus and out of there.
We have seen the best of this country.....and perhaps the worst.....but it's been amazing.....we've had the time of our lives.
Tomorrow afternoon it's back to LAX and then the long, long flight to Oz....we're sorry that our holiday is over....but we're looking forward to getting home sweet home!