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Day 6: Twenty-Nine Palms to Los Angeles.

I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to Texas drivers. I've complained a lot about them because they tend not to indicate when they change lanes, which means you're guessing if they're going to move.

I've always said that Texas drivers were the worst, but I take that back. Los Angeles drivers a worse. When I was taught to drive, they taught me not to drive right up close to the person in front. Los Angelans (sp?) don't indicate, change lanes whenever they feel like it, and seem to view any space as an invitation to swap lanes and dive in front of you. I have to wonder what sort of driving instruction they had here.

I've been driving longer than I've not been driving now and it's the only time since I first passed my test that I switched off my radio to be sure I was able to concentrate on the road. So not a fun experience.

I'll be spending a few days there till I take my little sharabang to San Francisco. Hopefully they're saner drivers there.


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Apr. 15th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
Welcome to the the California southland!

I'd like to suggest (if you're not already planning to do so) that you approach San Francisco from the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1)to enjoy the rugged and beautiful coastline. Take 101 up to Morro Bay and get on Pacific Coast Highway from there and enjoy all the fantastic views and little scenic towns along the way. Hearst Castle at San Simeon, just north of Cambria (which is a beautiful little town, by the way) is a fascinating tour, and across the highway st San Simeon State Beach you can view the California elephant seals en masse on the sands. Further north, be sure to stop at Julia Pfeifer Burns State Park near Big Sur to see the only waterfall that empties into the Pacific on the west coast, it's a beautiful sight. Big Sur, Frank Lloyd Wright's Nepenthe, Carmel-by-the-Sea, historic Monterey (you have to take your daughter to the Aquarium). The list goes on and on...

I hope you're enjoying your driving holiday.
Apr. 15th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
To be honest, that was the plan but thanks for the specific advice.
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