So I've spent the last 2 hours trying to piece together a set of flights from the southern tip of NZ to the Copper Country. I still can't seem to get around a loooong layover in LA and still avoid Zambian Airways and an itinerary with stops in Dushambe, Tajikistan and Montevedio, Uraguay. Not that Montevedio isn't pleasant this time of year and there is the Dushambe Jazz festival going on the first week of April, but I just want to go home, hang out with the pirate family and sample my wine, skipping the piti and Tajiki jazz.
Nonetheless, it means a long day and night in LA. So, anyone from the left coast? What the hell is there to do in LA that doesn't involve movie stars, expensive bean sprouts and transvestite hookers? Before you say it, I'm NOT interested in going anywhere near the beach and the ocean. Have enough of that shit right here.