August – LA Trip

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Afterthought – We arranged Airbnb and used Uber, it was an excellent idea. Airbnb location helped for our tours and was quite comfortable. Uber saved time and money.

August – LA Trip 

YouTube Video by Los Angeles Times – Published on Oct 19, 2012
Space shuttle Endeavour’s final journey was a 12-mile ride (2 miles/hour) from LAX, through Inglewood, to the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Here it is in timelapse

YouTube Video by US Military Update – Published on Mar 27, 2015
Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew over many Los Angeles area landmarks on its final ferry flight Sept. 21, 2012, including the Coliseum, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, downtown Los Angeles, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Malibu coastline and the California Science Center

August – LA Trip Photo gallery

LA Trip Tentative Schedule


Take I-5 South

Casa de Fruta    10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister54 min (48.3 miles)  via US-101 S and CA-152/E Pacheco Pass Rd

Harris Ranch Steakhouse 24553 W Dorris Ave, Coalinga   1 h 25 min (97.0 miles)   via CA-152 E and I-5 S

Vista Del Lago Visitor Center   38500 Vista Del Lago Rd, Gorman, 2 h 3 min (144 miles)   via I-5 S

➤➤ Airbnb – Auckland Ave   47 min (44.5 miles) I-5


Universal Studios 100 Universal City Plaza10 min (2.8 miles) via Cahuenga Blvd Uber $6

Jurassic-World Ride, Harry Potter ride, Studio Tour Tram ride


➽ 7:45 am Dr. Phil Show.  Paramount Studio 860 N Gower
Uber $8

Griffith Park – 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, cost $10/hour to park in the main lot, and along West and East Observatory roads,


TLC Chinese Theatre / Walk-of-Fame 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood $10 Valet parking.

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Exposition Park Dr

California Science Center, Rose Garden
Admission: Free    Parking $12 flat rate

Japanese American National Museum
Little Tokyo Public Parking, $10

➽ Union Station 5 min (1.0 mile) E 1st St and Center St.


Return:    Depart at 10 AM
Take US-101 and CA-1 to stop several places.

Santa Barbara > Solvang > Pismo Beach > Madonna Inn > Elephant Seal Vista Point > Big Sur  > Carmel


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