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The City of Los Angeles

It’s me! Matt Stone. It was our last full day in Los Angeles and we decided to see some local sights. We travelled to Griffith Park to hike up the hill to the world famous Griffith Observatory made famous by Hollywood movies and containing an amazing science museum and of course the observatory. We then went and met our friend James for lunch and ended up at Santa Monica beach and the Pier where my brother Morgan finally got to have a go on his skateboard.

On our trip to Los Angeles where we spent most of our time at Disneyland, Anaheim (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY1DTQZ25vA), we also did a day trip into the California desert along Route 66 as far as we could drive in half a day (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=girtVmd_dow).

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The locations were:

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA USA – https://www.laparks.org/griffithpark
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA, USA – http://griffithobservatory.org
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, USA – https://santamonicapier.org

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Filmed with a Canon G1x Mk II/Gorillapod Hybrid.

Travel Vlog: Route 66 Roadtrip 2011

This is a vlog I made 5 years ago with my wife Dianne while travelling along the Historic Route 66 Highway. It’s a collection of short video’s I took on my digital camera mostly during travel in the car between Chicago, Illinois and San Francisco, California (via Las Vegas and Los Angeles).

We mostly stuck to old alignments of Route 66 and tried to avoid using the often adjacent Interstate highways as much as possible which often meant meandering along at 40mph on a frontage road for miles next to the Interstate! We followed directions in the brilliant and informative book EZ66 Guide for Travellers in addition to the map view on our sat nav to view upcoming street names (it’s impossible to use a sat nav to get directions for Route 66 as the road doesn’t officially exist anymore except for historic designations).

I haven’t included any photos of the trip in order to keep this vlog short but if you’d like to view more pictures and read up on our adventure in more detail check out my other travel blogs from 2011 here on this site. If you’re planning a trip and have any questions or would like booking or accommodation tips just leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to help.

EZ66 Guide for Travellers – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0970995199 (UK) or http://amzn.com/0970995199 (USA)

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SharonStone1I haven’t had a chance to write a blog while in LA as we have been using this as a chance to relax.

We are off to drive the California Coastal Highway tomorrow upto Monterey before continuing on to San Francisco. The next time i have Internet I will update you all on our time in Hollywood.