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Smoggy City

A travel journal to Los Angeles by EPearl

Quote: This city was an integral part of my travel itinerary. It was a starting point, which included visiting relatives in the L.A. area, from which we visited other points of interests.

Smoggy City

Overview

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In spite of the morning smog which seems to blanket the area every day, we enjoyed our visit. My relatives were pleased that we had come cross-country. Traffic in the L.A. area, where we needed a rental car (shudder!), to Baldwin Park, CA, was problematic, but we survived to travel another day. Drove up the coast and got some beach time, which we wouldn't otherwise have had. Very scenic drive. L.A. is a big city with lots of interesting places to visit. Our visit wasn't long, but it was fun.Quick Tips: We seemed to do best when we stayed in the city and used public transportation or cabs or tours to get around. An out-of-towner may have problems traversing the area; there is alot of traffic...Read More

Disneyland Park

Attraction | "Disneyland"

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Disneyland was Walt Disney's original creation, from which the Florida Disney World kingdom was created and expanded. It is not as large as the Florida location because the land was not available, but they are gradually expanding and adding new vistas. It is enjoyable for young and old alike. But it can be very tiresome. If you want to take a break during the day, get your hand stamped for re-entry later in the day. Sometimes younger children get overwhelmed by the constant stimulation, or even afraid of the larger-than-life Disney characters. It is truly a fantasyland for all to enjoy. Don't overdo it and you'll enjoy it to the fullest. Fast-Pass is available for certain rides and shows; all you have...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Disneyland Park
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4000

Universal Studios

Story/Tip

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This was another trip that we made while we were visiting the Los Angeles area. We took a bus tour. It was different than our trip to Disneyland, in that we concentrated on the how and why of the movie/television production industry. For example, we saw how Moses parted the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments," the burning of the southern plantation, Tara, in "Gone with the Wind," as well as the opportunity to catch a quick glimpse of some of our favorite movie and/or television stars.The Universal Studios is a big place and there is a lot of walking, but at least you can sit during the tours or performances and rest. There have been many new attractions that have been added since our vacation trip,...Read More

LaBrea Tar Pits

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One of the most unusual and educational places that I have had the pleasure to visit has been the LaBrea Tar Pits. Located in Hancock Park in Los Angeles, CA, it is surrounded by the typically cosmopolitan city, but these excavations and discoveries have been anything but typical. To date, there have been over 100 pits located in a 23 acre area of the city. There is only one pit that is still being worked at present. That is Pit 91. It is worked for only two months each summer. Fossils are usually presented, after being cleaned, identified, and catalogued, to the museum attached to the LaBrea Tar Pits. You can actually watch the work going on if you should visit during this time, but you c...Read More