Tuesday, December 27, 2005

we arrived

We survived the drive down to LA. Things started well, got through 101 to highway 152 without incident, the 152-156 interchange was slow, but not unreasonably. but then once we got on I-5, just south of where 152 enters, it was a parking lot. Crazy. Both of us had to go to the bathroom, we stopped at the next rest stop, and there were probably 150 people in line for the toilets.

Crazy, the women's line was too much. In the restrooms, only 1 stall was functional. We ended up skipping the rest stop and going to the gas station 2 miles down the road. It's bizarre that Caltrans doesn't staff these places over the holidays.

But we arrived all safe and sound, the traffic broke up 10 miles down and went quickly until things gummed up again entering Los Angeles. We also made a couple laps around the hotel trying to get to the right street travelling in the right direction. Dang one way streets.

Linda, Erik & the kiddies had a letter, bottle of wine & dinner gift certificate waiting for us when we arrived. Pretty nice, we'll eat out later, we went to Marie Callendars on the way down.

- Gary

1 comment:

Frank Genta said...

Glad you're here.
Welcome to LA!