Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Los Ageles, CA

We took the bus to the big city of LA. Driving a 45-foot bus in LA traffic is not too fun.
We parked the bus at the Original Farmer's Market. And, it may have originally been a farmer's market, but now it's more of an outdoor shopping mall. It was near Beverly Hills. It was trendy, but not too trendy. It'd say it was a hodgepodge of people. You'd see a guy in a wife-beater and then a girl in a Prada dress. Every age and race, lots of tourists. You can tell you Europeans by the black socks. Not too many people were interested in Project Vote Smart. No media either.
Yeah, LA is ok. I think my few bus visits are enough, though. I know I'd never want to live there and I can think of many places I'd rather vacation to.
After the stop we stuck around for a while to avoid the worst of the traffic. Adjacent to the market was another outdoor shopping mail, with pretty much all the semi-trendy stores like Nordstrum's and Crate & Barrel . Apparently it is a big deal because it is one of the few places in the city with grass. (man that sucks) The have concerts and movies and things and a lot of nice restaurants. Lots of good looking people, lots of people in general, lots of disposable income. A cool place to walk around, but not the place for me.

Grade: C-

1 comment:

Edale said...

I was in LA (for my first time) for two weeks in July. Specifically, I stayed in Pasadena for 2 weeks and Santa Monica on the beach for the weekend. My impression of LA is similar to yours. It's nothing special and potentially a little overhyped. I guess since everything TV related revolves around LA and that everyone believes what they see on TV people hype it up more than it should be. Oh well, ok place to visit, wouldn't live there.