May 27: When I woke up in Bakersfield, I was - thankfully- significantly less cranky than I had been the night before. I took another shower (so decadent), did laundry, and made enough return trips to the breakfast buffet for everyone else to start looking at me uncomfortably. Then Adam showed up and saved me from my purgatory. That Adam is a-ok!!
We reconnected and chatted on the drive back to LA as well as stared in awe at the geology of Southern Calofornia. I mean, it totally LOOKS like an earthquake waiting to happen. Which, I guess, it is.
Once back inLA, we dumped my stuff at the hotel and went to meet Ad's friend for lunch. She works at the Burbank Studios, which are responsible for approximately 1 million different TV shows. We had lunch at a great little restaurant and then went to an outdoor outfitter for some supplies. I had been getting a bit nervous about all the late season snowstorms and wanted to pick up some more cold weather gear, which I had not been diligent about packing.
I will say this about LA- the traffic is astounding! Everywhere we went there were cars galore. And the slowest route anywhere as the freeway! At least we got to talk and catch up in the traffic- and I admit, I dozed off a bit, since if I'm not hiking or eating, I pretty much fall instantly asleep.
And then we went to the concert! I have seen U2 before in a big stadium. (They were spectacular) This time was a smaller venue with a completely different style of show. And still spectacular. Lots of story telling thru the music, special effects, moving around the stage. And, of course, Bono being Bono. Bono makes me want to be a better person. Do more with my life than hiking. Maybe save all the tweakers. Later. Right now I have to finish this hike.
Peace, love, trail magic, and ONE LOVE