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Tuesday, August 17, 1999
London, England to Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California:
Latitude: 33° 32' 26" North
Longitude: 117° 46' 33" West
Altitude: 455 feet
From Seattle: 1133 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Parents

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Today's Travel:
Countries: England, United States
Regions: Greater London, California
Route: British Airways, Flight 279: London - Los Angeles; Car: LAX - Laguna
Start: London, England
Stop 1. LAX
End:Laguna Beach, California
Linear:6153 miles
Weather: Overcast / Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 859
Linear Dist: 164171
Countries Visited: 60
Regions Visited: 241
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Hotels: 275
Friends / Family: 177
Camping: 118
Hostels: 218
Transit: 57
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3198
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Journal Entry:
Didn't wake once after closing my eyes until the alarm went off. I was still tired, but dragged myself out. Took the Underground to Heathrow and checked in, wandered around, and then boarded the plane. Not an exciting flight (I guess that's a good thing). I was so tired but couldn't sleep so I watched the movies (Entrapment and The Parent Trap) and drank red wine hoping to be able to sleep (never happened).

In LA I had my baggage searched for the first time. It was actually quite nice, the customs agent was from Egypt and we talked the whole time. Met my parents at the airport - they were late, as usual. Took the long way home. It's amazing how quickly everything seems normal - I was expecting a difficult transition period. Hung out at the house, went out to Mexican food with my parents, Melinda (my sister) and Gary (her boyfriend). Crashed hard sometime after ten. Grateful to be home.


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