We arrived in Los Angeles (actually NW of the city near Malibu) yesterday afternoon. It was a windy and rainy drive out of the Mojave Desert into the city. At times we were down to 45 mph due to head winds and upgrades. By the time we crossed the metropolitan area the skies cleared and the sun came out. Cousin Judi greeted us at Shawn and Terry’s house then took us for a drive to the beach to survey state parks for possible camping sites. We chose to stay on the street in front of their house.
Two driving errors yesterday had the potential to damage Picasso. First I drove over a curb coming out of a gas station. Something clunked, but there is no visible damage and the trailer followed us well the rest of the day. Then when we were parking in front of the house I didn’t see a tree limb sticking out and it scraped Picasso’s top molding. Again, although it created a “scar” there doesn’t appear to be any large damage. These incidents reminded me to be ever vigilant and to be mindful when it’s been a stressful day driving. That seems to be when one becomes inattentive to detail.
Today it is partly cloudy and not too warm. We are enjoying a low key day chatting, charging our electronic devices, and I am finally downloading the video I have shot. Perhaps I can get some edited and posted later.