May 20 We left Groveland fairly early in an attempt to maximize our time in LA. Besides, Karen's dogs awaited us in Anaheim.
LA traffic is as bad as you'd expect. All of the song lyrics and jokes about it were very accurate in their portrayal of it. Our sixth hour of driving was met with the chaos of LA traffic. At 1:30 on a Wednesday.
We met Karen's dog, and left her to hang out with her family. And snuggle her dog, Angel.
Haley and I traveled to her aunt and uncle's place, where we were greeted warmly with lunch meats and all the other sandwich making necessities. After Haley and I got settled and wrote our Yosemite blog posts, we went to the beach to watch the sunset. We went with her cousin, Amanda. We all got margaritas and In 'n Out before returning to crash while watching The Office with Haley's other cousin, Artie.
My entire stay was welcomed by such kindness from the whole crew that I didn't want to leave LA. (I did, but not for lack of hospitality).
I didn't really like LA. But I fully acknowledge that that is entirely my fault. I was so consumed with work that I didn't get an opportunity to experience the LA that makes LA so renown. I've heard so many great things about it, but I was so overwhelmed that I didn't get a chance to see it. What I did see was traffic and my computer screen.
So I'll be back to experience LA.