I’m writing this in the very plush bar at the hotel I’m staying at near LAX airport. Tomorrow I fly to New York. I can’t tell you how excited I am, I have wanted to go to New York for an age.
Today, after having spent 3 days in San Francisco I drove to LA. What was to be a leisurely six hour haul down the freeway turned into about 8.5 hours, I won’t go into details………but lets just say that LA’s parting gift to me was a slow trawl of traffic. I multi tasked and ate my dinner (a fabulous kale salad and a rosemary breast of chicken bought from a health food supermarket). It was a SLOW trawl, chewing and steering was very doable.
I’m a little side swiped that 21 days have passed, and in the same breath I’m not. It’s been an interesting journey, and I have more to write on some of the fabulous gems of people and places that I stumbled upon. And also of the interesting process of travel, and of me in travel…..and what I stumbled upon in myself, and still am.
I spent my 21 days checking out local eateries, eating delicious food (predominately seafood) drinking fabulous wines and doing a smidgin of site seeing …..
LA – interesting
Las Vegas – interesting and educational, I wrote about that here, including a big photo gallery
Santa Barbara – an idyllic town….and I had an interesting chat over dinner (in a seafood shack on a pier) with Israel about Aristotle…..
San Luis Obispo – Caitlin, Dylan, Kaleigh I had the BEST time with you’s all, I won’t forget it! You redeemed my faith in America. Truly.
Big Sur – spectacular, though I was a little hungover for the drive….
Carmel by the Sea – the houses don’t have numbers and theres no traffic lights! Oh and great wine tasting….and the seafood = awesome!
Monterey – the most ethereal and magical neon treats from the sea at the Aquarium
Santa Cruz – a tasty mexican meal washed down by a great margarita
Sonoma – awesome township, wines/tastings and fabulous food, a great night out with a crew from boston……too much bubbles…..
Healdsburg - awesome wines and food, a little travel/battle weary……
San Francisco – interesting and REALLY expensive. highlight was stumbling upon a blues bar and dancing with locals into the wee hours….