MONDAY: Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, 30 Days and Real Food Daily
To begin my US adventures, Adele and I had a sleep over the night before and she took me to the airport the next day. Cam met us there to say goodbye. My flight left at 11:00 on Monday 21st June. The 13 hour flight wasn't that bad. The plane was completely full and I will be sending a recommendation email to the airport I flew with as they don't seem to know the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian - why is this so hard?! I had a pasta meal, roll and cooked vegetables (right next to scrambled EGGS!) as my three meals on the way to LA. Not as good as Qantas vegan meals...
I arrived at LAX airport at 7:00 Monday 21st June so I had another Monday but will be losing two days when I return to Brisbane. The airport wasn't as big or as busy as I had heard it would be, customs etc wasn't a problem either, there was just a lot of waiting around. I was pretty exhausted as I'd slept a bit on the flight but not too much. I had watched a movie called A Single Man with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, actors I love and had flicked through a few programmes on the flight as well as listening to my own tunes on shuffle - love the shuffle button - is there anything better?! The weather in LA was not as summery as I had hoped, it was overcast, windy and I was still wearing my scarf and jumper.
I'm heading to the US at the end of June for about 5 weeks for some Animal Rights conferences. I am hoping to get some media and promotion for vivalavegan.net when I'm there as well aiming to interview a heap of US vegans. I am looking forward to meeting in person my MySpace and FaceBook friends whom I've known online for years! Please see below for my press release: