Friday, March 30, 2007

My Windshield on the World, Part 8

This latest edition of My Windshield on the World finds me in L.A., a trip I took nearly six weeks ago. It seems so long ago that there's a part of me that questions whether or not it even happened. However, as I learned, L.A. can have that effect on you.
Especially in traffic.
It starts out sort of innocent- I think that's it's strategy.

You see some nice views and think "hmmm, not so bad."

Then, out of nowhere, you're in the middle of something I can only define as definitely not Colorado. If anyone from or familiar with L.A. reads this blog, it appears as if I'm going many different directions in these photos. To that I would have to say, uhhh, yeah.

That's sort of how the entire weekend felt, like one big circle of traffic.

Luckily, I was also able to see that yes, people live in California. They make homes and lives and families. Even contrary to my hillbilly-type beliefs, most of them manage to stay out of the news and lead quite normal lives.

Nonetheless, I can't help but believe that after a weekend of driving or riding the highways, you have the benefit of coming away with the true definition of healthy fear.


singleton said...

"healthy fear"....
finally a phrase to rationalize why I opt to bask in the south, where we walk on the sand vs kicking and screaming down the highway! I hate traffic!

Bre said...

Wow. And here I thought that California was all beaches and backdrops! :)

Sizzle said...

"healthy fear"- that's good. LA is one big circle of traffic. i have a really hard time visiting there for that reason and the fact that it's so looks-oriented. it just feels so fake!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I just realized I spend way too much time in the car, but I live in a place with crappier weather than LA. Something does not compute here.

Joe said...

Did you get on one of those freeways that has 8 lanes of traffic in both directions? I think I would soil myself if I had to drive in LA.

Sister Buckle said...

Yes - very freeway orientated! But it does look sunny. I love the far off pictures of suddently seeing a massive city!

Maybe you could get a motorcycle helmet and walk around town, thereby getting 'My visor as a visitor' photos as well as 'My windshield on the world'.

Celina said...

ACK! I hate traffic! Soon I'll be smack in the middle of it (Albuquerque, NM: Population 450,000)!! I'm sure it won't be long before I'm missing the 5 minute drive from my house to anywhere (Starkville, MS: Population 18,000)!!

Dawn said... Houston is ugly.

Running Kate said...

And people think I'm crazy when I take pictures as I drive!

Nice blog, found it through Running is Mental.