Sunday, October 14, 2007

Day 11: Tucson to Los Angeles


California
Originally uploaded by Michael_Kelleher
Another long, dry, dusty stretch of desert driving. Crossing into California we had to pass through what must be the only remaining interstate customs station in the U.S. They actually stop cars coming into California to check for produce and the like. I suppose this has to do with protecting the agriculture industry. Drove through Palm springs and saw miles and miles of wind turbines, which don't appear to have any effect on the air quality in LA. As soon as the city appeared, a perfectly blue sky became a gray blanket of smog through which the mountains and skyline could be seen only in murky silhouette. We parked in Santa Monica at my college friend Joseph McNicholas' Three's Company era bachelor pad...

"Come and knock on our door...we've been waiting for you...where the pleasure is hers and hers and his three's company too..." Good luck getting that song out of your head!

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