I ate all sorts of awesome foods in LA - my daughter is an excellent foodie/partner in crime. Duck fat fries at Beer Belly, sushi with warm rice at Sugarfish, the biggest pancakes in the entire world (there simply cannot be anything bigger) at The Griddle Cafe - and then we hiked it off!
Somewhere in the Valley, one of the trails we hit was the Mesa Trail although we were aiming for Paradise Falls.
The flight to Australia was surprisingly uneventful. Blissfully so. We didn't miss any flights, none were cancelled, the food was perfectly edible and we took the taxi to my mom's apartment with all of our luggage.
And her balcony floor makes a decent backdrop for pictures of beaded stuff.
Good start to a vacation.