I was stil based in Darwin, Australia when I crossed America from New York to Los Angeles in December 1995 to January 1996. At the time I documented the information below in an Excel spread sheet, there was no internet at that time and I do not have as much research materials available as I have today. I created this page from that documentation and added my recollections 10 years later in 2005.
5 November 1995 Fly Darwin to Denpasar
Rosalie and Chelsea departs Darwin, Australia for Denpasar, Indonesia
Garuda Airlines Flight GA 949
    departing Darwin, Australia 2:45pm
    arriving 3:45pm at Denpasar, Indonesia. Denpasar is the capital city of the Indonesian island of Bali.
hotel check-in at
Adhi Dharma Cottages
Jalan Raya Legian
Kuta Bali
6 November 1995 Fly Denpasar to Los Angeles
Rosalie and Chelsea departs Denpasar, Indonesia for Los Angeles, USA (via Jakarta)
1st leg - Garuda Airlines Flight GA 899
    departing 1:20pm from Denpasar, Indonesia
    arriving 2:00pm at Jakarta, Indonesia
2nd leg - Garuda Airlines Flight GA 800
    departing 3:25pm from Jakarta, Indonesia
    and arriving 7:25pm at Los Angeles, USA
17 December 1995 Fly Darwin to Denpasar
Rodney and Radienxe departs Darwin, Australia for Denpasar, Indonesia
Garuda Airlines Flight GA 949
    departing 2:45pm from Darwin, Australia
    and arriving 3:45pm at Denpasar, Indonesia
hotel check-in at
Adhi Dharma Cottages
Jalan Raya Legian
Kuta Bali
18 December 1995 Fly Denpasar to Los Angeles
Rodney and Radienxe departs Denpasar, Indonesia for Los Angeles, USA (via Jakarta)
1st leg - Garuda Airlines Flight GA 899
    departing 1:05pm from Denpasar, Indonesia
    and arriving 1:45pm at Jakarta, Indonesia
2nd leg - Garuda Airlines Flight GA 800
    departing 3:25pm from Jakarta, Indonesia
    and arriving 7:25pm at Los Angeles, USA
19 December 1995 In and Around Los Angeles
We drove around Hollywood.
20 December 1995 Day Trip to Tijuana
My brother Jay and I took a 3-hour drive south across the US-Mexican border to Tijuana, MX. We had lunch, shopped for souvenirs, tooks some photos, and then back.
21 December 1995 Drive to San Francisco
We drove to San Francisco, CA and stayed with my friend Val Lacsina.
22 December 1995 Lake Tahoe
We took a day-trip to Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
23 December 1995 Drive Back to Los Angeles
Back to our US base.
24 December 1995 In Los Angeles
It was my father's birthday/
25 December 1995 Christmas Day
We spent Christmas at the traditional clan gathering this year held at my brother Erwin's residence in Palmdale, CA.
26 December 1995 Fly to Washington DC
1st leg - America West Airlines Flight HP 497
    departing 6:00am from Los Angeles, CA and arriving 8:08am in Phoenix, AZ
2nd leg - America West Airlines Flight HP 264
    departing 8:40am from Phoenix, AZ arriving 3:57pm in Washington DC National Airport
27 December 1995 In and Around Washington DC
We stayed with Rosalie's sister-in-law Rosel De Luna.
28 December 1995 In and Around Washington DC
We went around the national mall and the usual DC sights.
29 December 1995 Drive Washington DC to New York City
We stayed at Grand Union Hotel at 34East 32nd Street.
Phone (212) 683 5890 $118 / night (including tax)
30 December 1995 In and Around New York City
There was a US government shutdown around this time. The Statues of Liberty and Ellis Island sites were closed. We went to Central Park and skated.
31 December 1995 New Year's Eve
I almost got to attend the New Year's Eve festivities in Times Square. Except that I got drunk too early and woke up into the early hours of the new year.
1 January 1996 Onwards to Buffalo, NY
I remember it was snowing this day and it took us more hours than we expected. We made an unscheduled stop and stayed in an EconoLodge along the way.
2 January 1996 Continuing to Buffalo, NY
We continued our drive to Buffalo, NY and finally got there.
Olde Niagara House
610 4th Street, Buffalo NY
(3 blocks from Niagara Falls c.o Louise)
$65 / night (tax and breakfast included) Phone (716) 285 9408.
3 January 1996 Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls was very misty. Snow around the streets of Buffalo were knee-high.
4 January 1996 Toronto By Day
We had a day trip to Toronto, Canada. About 2 hours each way. We went up the CN Tower in Toronto, had lunch at the SkyDome.
5 January 1996 Another Day in Buffalo, NY
Had a second look at the falls. Checkout out the malls.
6 January 1996 Drive to Chicago, IL
We drove to Chicago and my mother caught a plane later that night to Los Angeles. We have one less passenger in the car from hereon.
Motel 6
10 West Roosevelt Road
Outbrook Terrace Villa Park, IL
$46.60 / night (tax included)
Phone (708) 941 9100 Reservations (880) 466 8356
Confirmation number R0060897
7 January 1996 In Chicago
We did not do much here. We have a picture of the Sears Tower in the background.
8 January 1996 Chicago to Denver
The longest leg of our journey. We drove for more than 14 hours from Chicago, Il to Denver, CO. I got a speeding ticket in Iowa and our driving speed went down afterwards.
Motel 6
6 West 83rd Place
Thornton, CO (suburb of Denver)
$42.30 / night (tax included)
Phone (303) 429 1550 Reservations (880) 466 8356
Confirmation number R0060805
9 January 1996 In Denver
Went for a free tour of the US Mint in Denver. Checked-out the Colorado state capitol.
10 January 1996 The Rockies
Drove to the near-part of The Rockies.
11 January 1996 Denver to Flagstaff
Continued with our westward journey.
Motel 6
2440 East Lucky Lane
Flagstaff, AZ (100 miles from the Grand Canyon)
$37.70 / night (tax included)
Phone (520) 774 8756 Reservations (880) 466 8356
Confirmation number R0060849
12 January 1996 Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon was the best site I have seen in this trip.
13 January 1996 Flagstaff to Los Angeles
We finally completed our trans-America crossing from New York City in the east coast to Los Angeles in the west coast.
14 January 1996 In Los Angeles
We went to Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills.
15 January 1996 In Los Angeles
I can not remember my activities this day.
16 January 1996 Last Party
We have another party with the De Guzman clan before we depart the country.
17-18 January 1996 Fly Los Angeles to Denpasar
Flying back home with Chelsea. Rosalie and Radienxe stayed behind until Qzedell arrived 2 months later.
1st leg - Garuda Airlines Flight GA 801
    departing 9:30pm from Los Angeles, CA
    and arriving 8:30am 19 Jan 1995 at Denpasar, Indonesia
19 January 1996 In Bali
Arrived in the mornign at the same Adhi Dharma Cottages. I rented a car including driver for a whole day. Chelsea and myself got a private tour of the island.
20 January 1996 Fly Denpasar to Darwin
We have some time in the morning and early afternoon to walk around the shops near our hotel. We later flew that night back to Darwin.
Garuda Airlines Flight GA948
departing 10:25pm from Denpasar, Indonesia
    and arriving 2:30am 21 Jan 1996 in Darwin, Australia
21 January 1996 Back to Darwin
Home Sweet Home
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