Today we arrived at Los Angeles International Airport after some fourteen hours flying. It took some time to find a suitable money vending machine (ATM) as quite a few of them were broken. We had been given instructions to wait for a bus at the purple stop. We pushed our bags to the bus stop and waited until our bus arrived. It took quite some time. I watched as other rental buses came and went - leading me to wonder if we had even signed up with a legitimate rental company.
After some kafuffle - me and Jess waited in the cold, outside, for ages - we had our rental car. Pictured here , the car is pretty cool. With it came an impressive GPS unit for easy navigation - or so we thought! All was going well until about 20 mins into the trip when the lady who usually told us which way to turn, announced 'battery dead'. After some struggle we managed to make it back to the rental car site for a replacement.
We finally arrived at our hotel as it was beginning to get dark (after initially driving past it)! We also saw our first glimpse of Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure's newest ride, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - it looked pretty impressive.
For tea that night we went to Mimi's Cafe. The food was really nice and the service was fantastic. We also tried our hand at tipping.
Overall, a great first day.