kiwis on route 66
San Bernardino to Santa Monica - about 60 miles
All the day started ok and we rode like a rocket sled on rails stately into the big Los Angeles.
1000 sets of traffic lights down the Santa Monica Boulevard all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
We went thru Beverly Hills past sunset Boulevard. I am sure I saw Julia Roberts out walking her dog but the sighting was not confirmed by anyone else in the convoy. Paul was sure he saw Jed Clampett.
We had drama with a dead Dodge half way down Santa Monica Boulevard which we managed to fix on the side of the road. The traffic in LA is absolute madness they drive at full bore cut in out around and thru you. No one indicates lane changes. We got to the end point of the convoy at San Pedro after 8 hours driving in LA traffic to travel only 60 miles. I.e. an average speed of about 8 miles an hour.
Our final dinner was hosted by Fort MacArthur Museum. Pictures above. A wonderful meal with final speeches. Haigh spoke and handed out kiwiana to our new friends.
There was a sense of regret and reluctant acceptance that it was OVER… for another two years!
Regards Peter and Paul