Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Long Beach

 Drove to south to Long Beach
- nowadays it looks like any American city with skyscrapers
- "Iowa by the sea"is its nickname

 Palos Verdes and Long Beach are the ports of Los Angeles
The Queen Mary 
- its maiden voyage was 27 May 1936
- it made weekly trips between Southampton and New York City
(have made the same trip on Queen Mary 2!)
- anyone who was anyone sailed on Queen Mary,
from royalty to Hollywood stars
- today the Queen Mary is a hotel
 View of the Queen Mary from Shoreline Village

 Shoreline Village in the waterfront
- shops, bars, restaurants
 Lunch at Parkers' Lighthouse
 Crabcake sandwich with home-made chips
- very nice!
(always eating crab cakes when possible!)
Didn't find it very interesting in Long Beach
but Manhattan Beach next to Marina del Rey is a gorgeous place
- will come back to it later

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