Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thoughts on California, Part 4

It is not easy to find something when driving in Los Angeles.

Exits are marked, of course (Street Ave, 2 mi.). But finding a gas station, or especially a restaurant, we found to be relatively difficult. There are few signs along the expressways advertising anything, much less food. On two separate occasions, we wandered around this big city looking for a place to eat. Very few points of interest were mentioned along the roads, either, compared to other cities I have visited.

We were exceedingly thankful that we brought our TomTom along on the trip. I had pre-entered all the addresses we knew we would need to have. Even so, the TomTom seemed to compensate for California roads by telling us on many occasions to "stay in the left lane," which was a fancy way of saying, "Don't take the exit." And we still made a few wrong turns.

Additional signage would be of great benefit both for general directions (Take Rt. XX to Anaheim) and for restaurants (Next exit: McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) and gas stations.

Of course, when you're wandering around in a new convertible, it's not so bad.

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