Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Strange Day in LA

The temperature dropped 20 degrees since yesterday from 86 degrees to 66 degrees. There is a cold wind blowing. The skies are crystal clear and the sun is shining blindly bright. The really strange and wondrous thing today is the lack of traffic on the streets. I have been to Sherman Oaks, LAX, and the Westside today. Just zipping along the empty streets of LA. It took 22 minutes to get from Hollywood to LAX. This is only a 14 mile drive and in most places it probably takes 20 minutes or less to get across town. Not so here in LA. Even on a good traffic day it takes about a half hour to get to the airport and during high traffic hours it can take an hour. Today the streets were strangely empty and made for real Sunday driving. No rushing and no frustrations. No hurry to get anywhere.

I don't know if the stars aligned or the traffic lights were in sync or everyone was at home watching football, but I thank the powers that be for the ease with which I navigated through LA today. It was truly miraculous.

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