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Forum: General Chat 1 Oct 19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,809
Posted By rusty30
I have two teenage sons and they would HATE...

I have two teenage sons and they would HATE getting aftershave / smellies as a gift. The youngest one would put it straight in the bin regardless if it was a designer brand or not (hes not into...
Forum: General Chat 23 Sep 19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 217,409
Posted By rusty30
Things have settled for my DD at Leeds. I posted...

Things have settled for my DD at Leeds. I posted last week about her having bad panic attacks at the freshers fair.

She saw the mental health support lady today and got on really well with her...
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 217,409
Posted By rusty30
Mobile My DD had two panic attacks today at her Freshers...

My DD had two panic attacks today at her Freshers Fair in Leeds.

The first time she (luckily) happened to be near the mental health stand and someone from there looked after her. She calmed down,...
Forum: General Chat 10 Sep 19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 217,409
Posted By rusty30
We are off to Leeds on Saturday. DD has packed...

We are off to Leeds on Saturday. DD has packed but Im worried if it will all fit! Shes having to take her 27 iMac as she needs it for her course so that will be fun to travel 200 miles safely!
...
Forum: General Chat 13 Mar 19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 217,409
Posted By rusty30
My DD has just got an unconditional from Leeds...

My DD has just got an unconditional from Leeds (unconditional as she already has her A levels). We are very proud!

After a bad start to her uni life last year she says this feels right and shes...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Feb 19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By rusty30
For my special day we started with breakfast at...

For my special day we started with breakfast at the Regent Beverly Willshere (the hotel from Pretty Woman). It was incredibly extravagant and amazing!

We then did a small plane flight over LA,...
Forum: General Chat 19 Feb 19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 217,409
Posted By rusty30
Hi all - bit of a latecomer to this thread! My DD...

Hi all - bit of a latecomer to this thread! My DD started uni in London last year but hated the course. She stuck it out til Christmas but after a lot of soul searching she decided paying tuition for...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Nov 18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By rusty30
Used to use SuperShuttle but its a faff and the...

Used to use SuperShuttle but its a faff and the last trip we did took nearly 3 hours (to Hollywood) so we now use Uber. Unless its a work trip and they use Carey Limo who are fab.

Uber is very...
Forum: General Chat 22 Apr 18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By rusty30
Not in Scotland but I appealed to get my youngest...

Not in Scotland but I appealed to get my youngest into the same school as his two siblings.

It was quite formal - you and a rep from the school (in my case the headmaster) both give your case to...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Jan 18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By rusty30
We used Orbic Air based out of Burbank, LA. ...

We used Orbic Air based out of Burbank, LA.

Found them really good - we had to change our days because of the fires (wind and smoke was particularly bad at that time) and they were brilliant.
...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Jan 18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By rusty30
Myself and my best friend must have looked...

Myself and my best friend must have looked particularly close as we kept getting offered 2 girls for $79 🤣🤣 Only one male escort card that time though 😏

I doubt these people would hassle...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 21 Jan 18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By rusty30
Yeah this! The last time I was there (2016)...

Yeah this!

The last time I was there (2016) we found the strip rammed with beggars, winos, Uber/Lyft touts and fake goods sellers. Found it really tiresome after awhile having to navigate through...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Jan 18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By rusty30
I gave up with SuperShuttle a few years ago after...

I gave up with SuperShuttle a few years ago after several bad experiences. Hate the multi drop offs and the hanging about. We just use Uber now. Very easy from LAX.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Jan 18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By rusty30
Meal at the Regent Beverly Wilshire? Eye...

Meal at the Regent Beverly Wilshire? Eye wateringly expensive but you are treated like royalty! We did breakfast and it was a fabulous morning.

Helicopter tour - we did a night flight from Burbank...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 5 Jan 18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,476
Posted By rusty30
Im not big on breakfast so never done a...

Im not big on breakfast so never done a breakfast buffet in Vegas but did have a lovely non buffet one at Cabo Wabo (next to Planet Hollywood). Tables overlook the strip and it had a great Vegas...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 2 Jan 18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By rusty30
Griffith Observatory would be nice and quite...

Griffith Observatory would be nice and quite doable if you are staying nearby. Its only 20 mins from Hollywood. It is closed on Mondays though. The last planetarium show is about 6.45pm. It nice...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 2 Jan 18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By rusty30
That sounds about the best time. I had to drive...

That sounds about the best time. I had to drive from Beverly Hills to Torrance a few weeks ago - the route goes right past LAX so I was expecting it to be a horrific journey - left about 10.30 and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Dec 17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By rusty30
For non drivers then definitely the Holiday Inn N...

For non drivers then definitely the Holiday Inn N Highland. Plenty to walk to from there including a metro station. Even though I drive, we have evenings out using uber and Universal is only $6 from...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Dec 17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By rusty30
During the worst days, it was very smoky and the...

During the worst days, it was very smoky and the air quality was very poor. I suffer from asthma so did suffer a bit but my friend travelling with me doesnt and she was fine.

We simply moved to...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Dec 17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By rusty30
Back from Los Angeles - Summary!

I know most people who use this forum tend to plan lengthy stays covering big chunks of the west coast so my little report probably wont be very useful but here it is anyway!

Unlike many, I...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Dec 17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By rusty30
They are all a bit of a con to be honest. Most...

They are all a bit of a con to be honest. Most stars homes are on private / gated communities these days so they are quite liberal with the facts!

However if you just want a fun few hours then the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Dec 17, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By rusty30
Well the pilot advised us to pick another day for...

Well the pilot advised us to pick another day for our flight. The winds and smoke are just too bad. There seem to be a number of small fires in the mountains as well as the bigger ones. The air...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Dec 17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By rusty30
Here Now - Fires

We arrived Monday and drove to Santa Monica yesterday. The smoke was so bad a lot of locals had face masks. It triggered an asthma attack for me as the air quality is so poor. The winds did dissipate...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 13 Nov 17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By rusty30
I do a combo. Always Uber or shuttle from LAX to...

I do a combo. Always Uber or shuttle from LAX to hotel as the airport area is a nightmare on the freeways which I cant face after an 11 hour flight! I pick the car up locally the next day.
...
Forum: General Chat 13 Nov 17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,520
Posted By rusty30
Mine was pre ordered from Three and due to be...

Mine was pre ordered from Three and due to be delivered on Nov 10th (silver 256 model). Wasnt delivered with NO explanation- when I contacted them they breezily said theyd sold out and mine had...
Forum: General Chat 13 Nov 17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,299
Posted By rusty30
Apparently, if you pre order Nicks medley of...

Apparently, if you pre order Nicks medley of 💩💩💩💩<ahem> new CD you are eligible to enter a competition to have the crinkly faced one come and perform AT YOUR HOUSE!

What a great gift for people...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 3 Oct 17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By rusty30
Santa Monica might be good - Third Street is a...

Santa Monica might be good - Third Street is a pedestrian block with shops & restaurants plus more on the pier. The beach area itself is great for walking & cycling. Trouble is, it's not usually ...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 Sep 17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By rusty30
The Disneyland California Christmas parade is...

The Disneyland California Christmas parade is amazing - don't miss it!
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,065
Posted By rusty30
In the run up to my 40th my DH was clearly...

In the run up to my 40th my DH was clearly informed my dream was to go to NYC. He's totally rubbish with presents so I thought being nice and clear would make it super easy for him... wrong.

On...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 4 Aug 17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By rusty30
I couldn't stay on Venice Beach. The smell of...

I couldn't stay on Venice Beach. The smell of weed makes me feel sick and there seems to be an everlasting cloud of it there. It's the only place in California where I've ever felt unsafe (and I stay...
Forum: General Chat 13 Jul 17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,980
Posted By rusty30
Never liked Olivia as the word 'liver' jumps out...

Never liked Olivia as the word 'liver' jumps out from it and a slimy slab of offal isn't something I'd like to associate with a little girl. The same as Amelia makes me think of 'meelie worms' - but...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 30 Jun 17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By rusty30
I like Vegas but LOVE New York! But then I'm a...

I like Vegas but LOVE New York! But then I'm a real city girl & NYC is the ultimate city destination!

I'd agree with trying to do both!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 29 Jun 17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By rusty30
I think you might the right choice! Burbank is...

I think you might the right choice! Burbank is fine but the Loews is in the thick of things.

We've often considered Beverly Hills as the hotels are often cheaper (even the nice ones like the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 24 Jun 17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By rusty30
Thanks for the weather tips! Unfortunately the...

Thanks for the weather tips! Unfortunately the event is outdoors and formal dress so that will be a challenge !

Yes, The Loews is my 'go to' hotel! Stayed here lots of times and love it! The beds...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 24 Jun 17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By rusty30
All booked this year -now planning 2018!

Booked for December 4th - flying BA LHR-LAX with 10 nights at The Loews Hollywood. Just got the car to add on - going to hire a full size SUV this time as it's only 30 more than the medium. I like a...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 25 May 17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
Posted By rusty30
I've had to get to LA last minute (literally 5...

I've had to get to LA last minute (literally 5 days notice!) several times and as long as you aren't fussed about flight times, I always managed to find a deal. My best was a return with Air New...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 25 May 17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,069
Posted By rusty30
I've had several 'strip buffets' and the best...

I've had several 'strip buffets' and the best value was at the Stratosphere. It was $20 and the quality and choice was brilliant. It was also the freshest. The chefs were regularly replacing items...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 May 17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,069
Posted By rusty30
The Cheesecake Factory. They will do a half /...

The Cheesecake Factory. They will do a half / kids portion of almost all of their main meals (and there are A LOT!). It's superb value, massive portions and you can get Cheesecake to go if you are...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 May 17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,104
Posted By rusty30
This is the view from the Hollywood & Highland...

This is the view from the Hollywood & Highland mall:

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3819/03dac5721dfdd3.jpg
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 May 17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,104
Posted By rusty30
It was my own fault really - I had totally the...

It was my own fault really - I had totally the wrong footwear! Usually, the most 'trekking' I do in LA is round The Grove or Whole Foods :D

The only good thing was that I had finished my work...
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