14 Jul 2005, 05:41

Escape from L.A.

Hollywood Museum

Originally uploaded by willgorman.

We got back from L.A. Sunday evening, and as much fun as the trip was it was kind of a relief to be back in the calm, quiet, somewhat not insane midwest. Mostly for the driving. I don’t think I’ll ever complain about the traffic out here again (hah) no matter how much construction there is. Traffic in L.A. is crazier by several orders of magnitude. As an example, the entrance to our hotel in Hollywood was on a 7 lane street. That meant that turning into it required a left turn across 4 lanes of heavy traffic. And that’s to say nothing of the freeways. I don’t know that we would have survived without the GPS in the rental car. It was a good trip though. We saw some sights (Hollywood Blvd, Santa Monica beach/pier, Beverly Hills), the wedding went well, we got some good pictures, and we even got to briefly meet up with kimmee and ovalteens at Amoeba Music. I definitely wish we could have spent more time with them, but the weekend was just too short. Out of everything in L.A., Amoeba was my favorite by far. It’s probably just as well that I don’t live near it or I’d probably spend obscene amounts of money there regularly.