The drive from San Diego was quite nice even though we were all feeling sick from eating the largest brunch portions ever known to man. I trust that Youthlarge will have a nice food wrapup of the trip eventually.
Dodger Stadium is amazing. So what if they had to kick out a bunch of Latinos to build it! Right? Right?
That guy is always taking self portraits.
After arriving back at Dave and Jen's, Balgavy, Apes, and I cruised the Strip looking for a decent place to get a drink. Verdict -- don't go cruising the Strip looking for a good place to drink. We ended up at Knitting Factory Hollywood at 1 am where Balgavy asked the bouncer outside where a good place to get a drink was. He responded, "You can drink in here ... if you don't mind a little hip - hop." So we ventured in for overpriced beer and crappy hip - hop. Balgavy is the only one who had a camera so I trust that he will have some great pictures in a day or so on his blog. As we left, he said, "I can't believe that LA is so lame that we had to go to an offshoot of a New York venue to get a drink."
The next day, Youthlarge, Handwashings, and I took part in the L. Ron Hubbard life exhibit. Quite illuminating. Did you know that he lived with and got to know 21 different cultures including Caucasians? Did you know that he was a true professional in 29 different professions including humanitarian? Did you know that the most privileged of his crew dress in uniforms that look like a pilot's uniform?
I was the only one brave enough to try the e-meter. Apparently, if the life exhibit attendant is there to mess with the knobs to get the desired result, it will show that you feel stress when you are told to think of a stressful situation. When asked what the e-meter had just told me, our tour guide said, "It just tells you that you have remembered something from your life." Ah, yes.
Handwashings does an excellent job detailing our fun times at the museum. If he doesn't write about it in full, make sure to ask him about it when you see him -- whether you are a Coffee Flats regular or maybe just visiting from Maine in November.
After going to see 40 Year-Old Virgin, we headed to the heavenly Dodger Stadium once again.
While I did disappoint Youthlarge's friend Neil on Thursday night by not being able to wholeheartedly put Dodger Stadium in my top five ballparks (I would probably put it at number six), I can definitely state that the parking lot is the best of all ballpark parking lots -- by a large large margin.