Thursday, July 02, 2009

SoCal Lessons Learned

Keys to the Kingdom

My sojourn in Southern California has come to an end today. Thank goodness.

Although the work was somewhat mind-numbing, I still try to look on the bright side and identify key lessons learned.

First of all, downtown LA is lifeless. There is no need to go there if you are a tourist because there is nothing to see or do there. Apparently Santa Monica is a nice place to go. We went there for dinner one evening, but I did not get to see the pier. Then of course Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Pasadena are other spots to check out. I did not realize how huge LA is until I saw a map. LA is definitely NOT a walkable city.

Also, after you finish dropping off your rental car at the airport, the rental car shuttle driver will want to note the airline you are flying with because he needs to drop you off at the correct airline.

Our farewell SoCal dinner was at the Bonaventure Brewing Company. We actually were planning to go to Ciudad, but the kitchen was closed by the time we arrived.

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