the drive to LA was alright. it was a huge change because we were on the road again but instead of being on two separate vehicles with no way to communicate, we were in cab and could actually talk. i was definitely bummed to no longer be riding, but i was still on a trip and exploring new territory so it was all good. with the help of a borrowed fm transmitter, we were able to listen and sing along to a good deal of saves the day en route. we stopped at del taco (that place rules). the mountains outside of LA are insane, lots of trains and huge highways running along the sides of the mountains and through various valleys.