This was my first view of L.A. as I left the airport yesterday ... we drove through the underbelly and passed dozens of strip clubs and saw a lot of police activity ...as soon as we got to downtown, we hit a major traffic jam as Kenny Chesney was playing the Staples Center. Man, there were fools in cowboy hats as far as the eye can see.
Oh by the way; it does not seem that they know anything about a gas crisis out here - not at all. The car is king!
The hotel is gorgeous, we are on the 14th floor, and I sort of need a map to make my way back and forth.
Next up is the so-called-Grand Tour -the bus is due here at 8:15 ... it's a five and a half hour trip, so hopefully it will be worth it.
Wish you were here!