Yesterday, Scott and I drove from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. The best part of the drive was seeing the temperature decrease from 115 to 75 degrees! After being in the desert for days, seeing trees and grass was very welcoming.
Our hotel is in Venice Beach, and we have a partial view of the ocean. Even being so over-exposed to the ocean while in Florida, seeing the Pacific Ocean is amazing. We’re planning on walking around the boardwalk and going down to the beach today.
Soon after we got here, we met up with one of Scott’s friends who actually taught him graphic design. We got dinner and drinks with him and his wife in the popular area of Venice. Since it was the first Friday of the month, all of the food trucks in the area came to serve. We got delicious pizzas and churros.
After traveling for almost a week with no familiar faces, it was nice to talk to people we knew (or at least Scott knew) if only for a few hours. They lived in Oregon before moving to California, so they gave us lots of advice and stories about the area.
Today, we are headed to San Francisco. We originally thought it was only going to be a 5 hour drive, but it’s actually going to be closer to 7 or 8. I’m not sure how much time we’ll have to do anything exciting, but it will be fun just to drive the area.
Road Trip Day 5 by numbers:
– 283 miles driven
– Round 2 In-n-Out Burger
– 2 orange wheat beers
– 2 new friends
– 1 beautiful view