Sunday, February 14, 2010
back -- for a bit
My trip to Los Angeles was interesting.
I watched a camera test, visited Universal Studios and Disneyland, and discovered that Six Flags is closed during the week in the winter. (I had hoped to feed my roller coaster death-wish.)
One thing I did discover -- or re-discover: Los Angeles can be as cold and wet in the winter as Salem. The rain: only for one day. But the cold was a nightly event. I had almost forgotten how heavily it can rain in California.
My memory of living there for a year has edited out most of the negative things. Or perhaps the positive memories have simply pushed out the few negative moments.
But I am back in Melaque -- for three days. And then I am off to Oregon for a week.
This Sunday is truly my day of rest. I slept in until 11. (I am still feeling the after-effects of that cold.) When I got up, I simply read and got some matters in order for the trip north. I decided that a bit of Philip Glass on the CD player would set the correct mood: repetition with slight variations.
It has felt good to return to my little oasis on the edge of the laguna. Even the mosquitoes seem happy I have returned.
For a bit.