So I've made it to the left coast, the west coast, the big city and bright lights of LA, the land of fruits and nuts whatever you like to call it! Now let me just tell you what is in between Houston and Los Angeles....a whole lotta nothin!
Texas was ok. We made it to Fort Stockton on Friday night around midnight. We stayed for $100 in a Comfort Suites hotel. Now while this was a "nice" motel no way was it worth 100 bones. You can stay in the Alden Hotel (Mel's former employer) in the downtown of the fourth largest city in the US for that much and I am not sure what more FT. Stockton has to offer at the Comfort Suites? An indoor pool filled with germs and yellow stuff you say? Not worth close to 100 bones in my book.
After the night's cat nap we woke up at 5 AM and got back on the road by 5:30 AM. We were determined to make it all the way to LA. The drive was long and boring so I'll just sum it up here as to not bore you. Here is what we passed along the way:
Bakersfield - Where all the bakers live? This is where I might go if LA doesn't work out
Reeves County - Shout out to Mrs. Schilling!
Deer - 5 alive, 1 dead
Border Patrol - Seriously they checked your cars as you drove by
Safety Corridors - an area on the high way where the speed limit drops rapidly from 80 to 65. Winnie warned me about these. She says they are to prevent drunk Inidian Driving...IDK how that helps but it sure did put a halt in our speeding.
Dirt devils & Roadrunners - apparently these are dangerous however see below for what I thought was WAY more dangerous
Speed CAMERAS - WTF? Literally there were parked Explorer looking cars on the side of the freeway with a 10 ft. pool on the hood sticking straight up with a camera on the top. So every 3 miles feet there would be a speed camera and you would have to slow down to 60. These were FAR more dangerous than the damn dirt devils and roadrunners. Arizona - 1, Pritchett family - 0
Heads Carolina, Tails California!
Beaumont: Still one hour outside of LA
Natur-Day - The best day of the week in LA. Natty Lite still exists in La LA Land!
So that about sums up the drive. I have to give props to MickEDoo who drove probably 20 of the 25 hours it took us! Without her it would have taken us weeks to get here. On Saturday we went on a 2 hour walk from my Aunt's house in Pasadena to the Rose Bowl. This brought back some WONDERFUL memories! I can't wait to see what happens with the horns this year! Yesterday we went down to Santa Monica and had lunch by the beach. Today I woke at 5:30 AM to head down to the CBS Studios to be on the Price is Right, but low and behold they were already sold out. So till next week TPRIR! $1 Now I am sitting at a coffee shop on Sunset Blvd. blogging, looking for jobs, and secretly scoping out celebs. So far none, but I'll keep y'all posted!