You should have seen the kids’ face and heard their squeals when we told them to be ready with their cameras, just in case they saw a celebrity. Although we are sure it will be something different next week, Mackenzie says that she wants to be a member of the paparazzi, ha! They did see one…some guy named Joey from Liv and Maddie! I don’t think we’ve ever seen them so giddy!
Our first night in LA we went to eat at Bob’s Big Boy to try the original double-decker sandwich, however, we were not greeted or even acknowledged for ten minutes after we sat down at the booth… so we walked out. But we still got some good pictures.
One thing we would not be able to get used to in the city is the traffic. Traffic during morning rush hour, on the way home after work, during the middle of day when everyone should be at work, and traffic just because. It was crazy to look at the GPS and it say it would take 58 minutes to go 18 miles.
But the sights we got to see made up for it. As loves of old TV shows and classic movies there were few locations that were mandatory stops…
The people who live on the street sure didn’t like us and others stopping on the road to take the picture and let us know it by their continual honking of their horns. It was funny to us though. Speaking of honking horns..don’t be a millisecond late at going at the green light because you will hear it!
The drought here in CA has been pretty intense and while driving we saw the beginnings of a brush fire that took all night to get under control. Even the next morning you could see the smoldering still in the sky. Please join us as we pray for the families that were displaced because of this.
You can’t go to LA without hitting a beach for a few hours. We took the kids to sunny Venice Beach. As usual, Mackenzie made a friend in the water. It was neat seeing her venture further out on her boogie board and riding the waves in.
We placed our hashtag on the back of the RV on the ride out of LA (#thomas6travels) and can’t wait to see how many others join us on our journey.
In the next few days we start heading up into the coast and back across the northwest. Please be praying for us to continue to be intentional with our conversations with others.
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