Monday, 1 February 2016

You know you've made it to LA when.....

You know you've made it to LA when....


1. You stop at the lights and a 75 year old pulls up alongside you on his Harley, his wife on the back in an all in one leopard print (including ears on the helmet) and says 'Nice ride', winks and races off with a grin!

2. The usual begging signs are replaced with ones that say 'I bet you a dollar you'll read this sign'! (I loved that one!)

3. The supermarkets only stock family size packs of EVERYTHING. Single people have two choices - Waste food or get fat!

4. You develop and addiction for Twinkies

5. The side streets are the width of motorways

6. The dogs are better dressed and have more expensive hair cuts than you.

7. The neighbours all have golf buggies for those 'strolls' around the neighbourhood.


8. Everyone works in the film industry or has a story about someone who works in the film industry or is dating someone who works in the film industry.

9. The power cuts out when it drizzles

10. There are more Taco food joints than Mexico! There may well be more Mexicans here too!

11. The 405 Freeway is the only available parking spot.

12. 95% of bikers ride Harley's and don't even seem embarrassed!




18 comments:

  1. Great description of LA. And a great reminder of why I moved to AK to get away from all of that.

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  2. Loving No12 go Steph.... love from BG

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  3. Northern California is a different world from Sothern California.

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  4. Northern California is a different world from Sothern California.

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  5. Yup, number 12 for sure, nicely put and true as hell 😂

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  6. Yup, number 12 for sure, nicely put and true as hell 😂

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  7. Nice assessment of L.A.

    I have to say though, that when I finally went there in 2012, I was pleasantly surprised, overall.

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  8. Well Done Steph, hey everyone, lets please get donating a little to help her along... i just started it off with £25 gb pounds.

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  9. Hi Steph, Keep going with Rhonda ;) ! I've bought the same motorcycle as you. Your adventure is really inspirational. By the way, I love Rhonda handguards --> what's the manufacturer of these ? Cheers. Tom

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  10. Be careful. LA is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. They invented drive by shootings and recreational homicide. Get out fast as you can. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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  11. Be careful. LA is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. They invented drive by shootings and recreational homicide. Get out fast as you can. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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  12. Hope you made it to The Rock Store while in LA! http://www.rock-store.com. still love following your blog!

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  13. Hope you made it to The Rock Store while in LA! http://www.rock-store.com. still love following your blog!

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  14. LA is "such a silly place", to quote Monty Python. But fascinating and beautiful and wild. In fact, it's not just a single place at all: it's hundreds and even thousands of individual little cultures.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you next week at the Timonium MC show. How are you getting all the way out to Maryland in a week in midwinter? I hope they're paying your way!

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  15. LA is actually one of my favorite places to visit in this country. As someone who has lived in Philadelphia most of her life, the pace on the west coast is definitely a lot slower than the east. It's something to enjoy for sure though.

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  16. Don't forget about the ThumperTalk members here in the USA that are following your journey. I'm sure some would like to get a chance to ride with you or at least meet you. You've been an inspiration.

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  17. That place is like my heart abd i just simply really lie to go there. Haver been to LA twice in my life and it was to good for me.Right now having plans for myMartha's Vineyards bus tour package and quite excited for that either.

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  18. With regard to number 4, Twinkies almost disappeared from the market shelves after parent company Hostess went into bankruptcy. However, it was the Canadians that came to the rescue! Twinkies are now produced in Canada.
    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie
    It used to be said the shelf life of the Twinkie would extend well beyond the apocalypse, but the article indicates it's only 45 days. Perhaps that's long enough to last in Rhonda's top case, One Steph Beyond. Ride well!

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