Tyson McGrath

Joined November 2015
  • Day40

    day 36-38: Los Angeles

    January 6, 2016 in the United States

    for my last few days I pretty much relaxed in LA took it very easy had a god solid 30 odd days was time to wind down and plan my next steps of adventuring. I seen Sophie before she flew out to FIJI she was the only one left in LA from the trip. I was putting plans in to go up to San Fran but I couldn't really be bothered going anywhere by myself and having to come back to LA to fly out so I ended up changing my flights to Sydney which was last minute, I figured iv never been there could catch up with some people and seen some family I rarely get to see. in the airport I met a legend named Luke who was on the same flight so we drank at the airport together and sat next to each other on the plane, made the ride a lot more enjoyable when ya had someone to talk to instead of watching movies for 14 hours.Read more

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  • Day36

    day 34/35 los angeles

    January 2, 2016 in the United States

    I caught up with Sonia and we went and met up with Blake and Trent for lunch who had just arrived in LA from vegas, we went to buffalo wings ( best joint there is). was good seeing few more faces. I met up with Sophie who I hadn't seen since New Orleans I met her friend Jade who lived in LA we went down to Santa Monica and caught up with the others again was a good fun seeing few faces again. said cya for the last time to Blake, Trent and Chris who met us there also. the next day I just chilled out with Sophie and Jade for the day.Read more

  • Day34

    day 32/33 Los Angeles

    December 31, 2015 in the United States

    well it was new years eve in LA and I had absolutely no plans ha I went out and done some washing and explored Hollywood a little bit I went out for a few drinks and tea at buffalo wings which Is my favourite place to eat at! but for new years I barely did anything I was fairly spent and ended up home pretty early taking it easy. the next day I went and caught up with Sonia and one of her mates from Australia we went to the observatory which gives you a good view at LA and the the Hollywood sign. after that we went to Warner Bros studios which I loved! was soo cooool. got to see tv sets for 2 broke girls and supergirl. we then went into props warehouse and seen many recognisable props from movies. we then went into a care warehouse and seen all the bat mobiles from all the movies. went into a harry potter/superman/batman museum with heaps of props from all the films was really cool. seen buildings from pretty little liars and such and walked through some houses. we then got to go on the friends set and get some photos was gold. we hoped on a broomstick with a green screen which made it look like we were flying over London. really had good fun. After warner bros I just went back to my hotel.Read more

  • Day32

    day 30/31 Los Angeles

    December 29, 2015 in the United States

    we left vegas which was really sad a lot of the tour stayed in vegas which would of been a neat idea. a few of us went for a goodbye drink at about 9 am ha. we all said our goodbyes which sucked. the feels were really real at this point. it was all coming to an end the last bus ride with only a few of us left now. once we got to Los Angeles we said goodbye to everyone which sucked. I got in a Uber and went to my hotel. it sucked leaving everyone its amazing how close you can get to people in such a short amount of time. the next morning I went and caught up with Sonia and we headed down to Santa Monica and caught up with Danni and Jenny which was cool we hanged down there for few hours had some lunch and couple of cocktails. we then went into Hollywood and walked the boulevard looking at all the stars on the ground and seeing all the characters walking around. that night we went down to downtown and caught up with Bushy again so there was still 5 of us kicking around which was good. chilled for the night before saying see ya to Bushy, Danni and Jenny for the last time.Read more

  • Day30

    day 28/29 Las Vegas

    December 27, 2015 in the United States

    we left the Grand Canyon to head to LAS VEGAS YEEEOW! vegass! just seeing Vegas from a distance it looked amazing. we rocked up and went for a walk through ceasers palace which looked amazing and got a few drinks quick bit of gambling before making our way back to check into our hotel. we went out for tea that night then took the bus to see the pawn shop from the tv show. then we went and seen a vegas wedding were Milton and Ollie tied the knot haha was the funniest thing of the whole trip having a Elvis impersonator hosting and singing was absolutely gold. after that a few people went out too a night club while a few of us just went back to the hotel casino and chilled I wasn't feeling 100% so took it abit easier. the next day I stayed in bed aslong as I could to get myself feeling 100% for the night ahead I ended up going for a wander and having a few bicardis while sitting on the pokies and helt primed for the night ahead. I caught up with Jake, Scott and Sonia and we went and had some fat Tuesdays which are a big vegas slushy type drink. we then got ready and had a few drinks before meeting up with everyone and doing a limo ride down the strip before going to this big flashy club probly the best place iv ever been in ha. was such a great night!Read more

  • Day28

    Day 26/27 Grand Canyon

    December 25, 2015 in the United States

    we arrived to see our first view of the Canyon it was really amazing! freezing but amazing to see! then we hoped back on the bus only to get told that the road was closed cause of snow storms so we were going to have to take a 3-4 hour detour. but seeing it was Christmas they were going to let us start drinking on the bus ha. after a solid 12 hour day on the bus we finally got to our hotel and went out for a Chrissy dinner which was abit of fun us OGs (original crew) hanged around and chatted most of the night and ended up back in bushys room all chatting and talking playing games was a good night. In the morning we jumped on the bus and went to the airport for the helicopter rides over the canyon! wow was amazing the views were incredible and also first time in a helicopter so that was a really unique experience also. we went back to the hotel and chilled out before going to a little village for lunch. we all walked to the canyon for the sunset and had a few drinks was really neat but freezing. we all went out for tea and had a very solid night was great! once we left hotel everyone went back to bushys and had a solid after party there.Read more

  • Day28

    Day 26: monument valley

    December 25, 2015 in the United States

    we left Durango well the town we stayed at anyway and started heading to the grand canyon. oh by the way it was Christmas! so got to enjoy a white Christmas. on the way we stopped at monument valley the views and landscape around here was magnificent especially with the snow everywhere too. we stopped at some place for lunch there got some really nice pics and then kept moving on.

  • Day27

    day 25: Durango

    December 24, 2015 in the United States

    we left Albuquerque and started making our way to Durango to go snowmobiling. we got to some beautiful views on the way. once we got to Durango it was full on snowing. snow everywhere. we were high up on this mountain it was crazily beautiful views. the snowmobiling was good fun I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else but I was still happy to have done it. got it stuck at one stage ha but not as bad as a couple of others. once we finished we went in for some hot chocolates ( and baileys) that night we dressed up in some Christmas sweaters I wore Grinch pants and a Christmas bag over my top was quality. that night we partied on into Chrissy day walked home done snow angels was a really good night!Read more

  • Day26

    day 24: Albuquerque

    December 23, 2015 in the United States

    we left Amarillo and started making our way to Albuquerque. on the way we stopped at this Cadillac ranch where it is just some Cadillacs half buried in the ground and people graffiti them, we got to graffiti them up for a bit then jumped back on the bus. on the way to Santa Fe we seen.... SNOW! was the first time I had ever laid eyes on the snow I was fairly excited ha. we stopped at Santa Fe and I got to finally touch the snow. was awesome threw a few snowballs around before we finally made our way off to grab some lunch. we got to Albuquerque and a few of us went out for a wander we went to a shop that made the candy for breaking bad which was cool we were gonna go see some sights from the show but it got a bit to late and was dark so we headed back for dinner. After dinner we chilled out and had a few beers while we sang karaoke at the hotel till they had enough of us ha. Few ripper songs got sung. Jakes death metal song was a highlight. I sung the classic aussie tune bloke by chris franklin.Read more

  • Day25

    day 23: Amarillo

    December 22, 2015 in the United States

    we left Texas and arrived at Amarillo which was a really Texas looking place especially the hotel it was real old school cowboy set up. we just went into the local restaurant where we were staying that night for tea all dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls, Streety tried to take on the steak challenge which was about 3 kilos of food he managed to eat all the steak but not he veggies. we went next door and just played beerpong and rage cage for the night.Read more

  • Day23

    day 21/22: dallas

    December 20, 2015 in the United States

    we left at 8am and arrived in dallas at about 5 so was a loong day of traveling. plenty of snapchats around the bus to keep us entertained. was a quiet first night in Dallas we went for tea, tried a deep fried chicken steak wasnt a big fan really. then about 12 of us went and watched the latest star wars, was an allright film i guess. the next morning we went to the JFK museum we went up to the floor where the sniper was sitting when he shot JFK you got to the window where he sat. was a lot of interesting reads and such there. we walked down on the grassy knoll and seen the X marks on the road where JFK was when he was shot all 3 times. after that we went to the AT&T stadium home of the texas cowboys. one of the biggest stadiums in the world. home of the biggest tv in the world! well at least in the northern hemisphere it was. was cool we got to go into the players rooms and all the cool suites was a cool place to check out. after that we went out to some old school Texas looking place and demolished some bbq ribs before al getting dropped off at this arcade pub with heaps of old school games and karaoke rooms which I had a fair crack at ha. it was an interesting walk home no one really knew the way we just knew we had to walk towards a big building cause we were near by it.Read more

  • Day22

    day 19/20: memphis

    December 19, 2015 in the United States

    in the morning we said goodbye to the ones that hadnt left allready, lost a couple of gronks tom and raph who i hanged with alot and also sophie. so we now had 20 new people on the contiki so we hada day of introductions and stuff again. we got to memphis and we decided to go to the main strip for a few beers , the main strip was small but very bright. the firdt pub we went to we were all just chilling and then the power went off not just the pub but the whole street ha so we sat in the dark we made our way to the restaurant for tea where we werr about to have a candle lit dinner when the power finally came back on. after tea we went yo bb kings which was pretty cool listening to the local band playing. the next day we went to graceland (Elvis's home) which was cool to check out u got a tablet and headphones and done a tour at your own pa e throughout the house. Was a really nice house with plenty of themed rooms and got to see all his awards and costumes and such. never knew he was such a charitable guy also. After graceland we went and chilled for couple of hours and eventually went out to a pub for few games of 8 ball then tea before we all went to a NBA game. it wasmemphid grizzlies vs the pacers. the grizzlies won. after nba we went to some pub where there was a guns n roses cover band playing ended up having a fairly big night too.Read more

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