Cherished Memory #19 - Road trip to Disneyland with my roommate, Debbie.
We were in our mid-twenties and we decided to take a road trip to LA and see Disneyland, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Wax Museum and visit my cousin, Tony, who was going to UCLA at the time.
We planned things in advance, making reservations at a couple of different hotels since we were going to be gone for a week and were traveling to different parts of town. We used her car and started the trip. We took turns driving and as we got closer to LA it was my turn. First adventure, I got a ticket for speeding (or riding too long in the fast lane, which I didn't know was a bad thing, or something silly like that). We made it to Disneyland. Two wild and crazy girls.
I think it was about this time that we changed hotels. We had reservations at a hotel but got it into our heads that we might be able to save some money by picking a different one. Not knowing the area very well, we found a hotel that was cheaper than the one we had our reservations at and decided to give it a try. Adventure #2 - We used a Traveler's Check to pay for the room and when they gave us the key and we went in, it was such a sleazy place! I think it might have been one of "those" hotels! At any rate, we immediately decided we didn't want the room and asked for our money back. We went to the hotel where we had made our original reservations and were definitely glad we did. We had to make a slight detour in our plans to go to the bank to try and get the money back for our Traveler's check, which fortunately we were able to do.
Last stop was to see my cousin, Tony. He was either a freshman or sophomore I think and was sharing an apartment with a couple of other guys. It was nice to see him and we went out to a restaurant down the street for dinner. We made the trip home without any more tickets. I'm sorry I didn't get more pictures but at least I have the Cherished Memory!
Cherished Memory #20 -- Another road trip, some years earlier than the one to Disneyland above. This one was a trip to Carmel with my girlfriend from high school, Margie. It must have been about 1974. Unfortunately, I have NO pictures from this trip. Here's a picture of us from our 40th high school reunion.
I can remember it well, though. We stayed at this really neat hotel that had an indoor swimming pool. We cruised downtown and went to a movie, The Great Gatsby.
We also went into Carmel and ate at the Hogs Breath Inn, Clint Eastwood's restaurant.
Unfortunately, he wasn't working that night - LOL. I can remember it being such a relaxing, fun experience. I think I need to do some fun road trips like that again!
How about you? Any fun road trips? Experiences in sleazy hotels? Meet any celebs? Love to hear about it.