This post is a little late, I’ve been soooooo busy. My dad drove the entire way to LA, and I didn’t even nap because I was so excited. we passed some pretty cool scenery on the way. At this point I was completely sick of my dad, and he was sick of me, but we still made the most of our last day on the road together. We made it through Arizona, and there were a few really pretty things. It wasn’t as desert-y as I thought it would be but still amazing.
We made a few stops to use the bathroom, and contemplated Dairy Queen for a treat, but after seeing the line I took it as a sign not to follow through. Soon we were in CALI!
The beginning of Cali was more like a desert than any part of Arizona, lots of sand but still a surprising amount of greenery considering it’s the desert. We drove for a while, got some really expensive gas somewhere in the middle of nowhere, and then the moment came when I had a taste of my first In n Out burger. It really is all that they say it is. I got an animal style cheeseburger and my dad and I shared animal style fries and it was sooo good.
We got into LA about an hour later, I unpacked my car and met one of my roommates (they’re both pretty awesome). My dad and I went to Ikea and I got some furniture and then we went to Target and I got some household essentials. My dad put together all of my furniture, while I unpacked. The next morning we drove along the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) from Malibu to Manhattan Beach. It’s so amazing everywhere. My dad left early Tuesday morning, and we both cried when he hugged me goodbye.
So far I LOVE LA. Its great here, but the traffic really gets me. Its so intimidating, and I still have my CT plates so I think that makes me an easy target. I did some exploring on my own and yesterday had my first interview for an internship with Project Mermaid. Everyone should check them out! Celebrities pose in mermaid costumes and then the pictures are sold in an art show and in a book and the proceeds go to rebuilding beaches. Its awesome. I got the job and I start Monday and couldn’t be more excited or thankful for such a great opportunity.
Now I just have to find a paying job and get that loan for school and I’ll be golden.
My eyes are slowly closing so it’s about that time (the time change is still taking its toll on me)
“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”