For anyone wondering why day one seems so long, it because we flew across the International Date Line, and travelled back in time (Yes, really!). Our plane took off from Singapore at 10am (SG time), and landed in Los Angeles at 11am (LA time), on 23 Dec 08, which meant that our 17 hour flight only took one hour :)
Anyway, continuing on the main poin of the post...
From the airport, we went to our hotel:
Yes, we wondered why the signage for the hotel looked wierd, but did not find out until a little later that they were replacing it:
After several hours rest, we went for dinner:
and celebrated my mum's birthday:
Okay, end of Day 1.