Friday, March 25, 2011

Driving in SoCal 南カリフォルニアでの運転

This is the famous steep hill that Tom Cruise rode his motorcycle in the film, "Top Gun," and it is near my house. It is so steep that when you are going up on the hill all you see is the sky! Some say it's scary, but for some reason this hill never scares me. What scares me is the freeways here in SoCal. People drive so fast, and it is really scary! As a so-so driver I have not gone on the freeways by myself, and I have been taking the back roads to avoid them.


I cannot believe that I am writing about cars here! I don't like cars, I don't like driving and I don't have any interests in fancy cars like those photos. However, since we moved to SoCal driving had to be a part of my daily life. I drive a hybrid car, and I love it. My husband drives a mini-cooper convertible, and I love that car, too. However, that is where my interests in cars stop. Cars are not good for the environment, period. I just cannot wait to have an electric car!


This vintage old BW bus was such a trip! One day we saw this bus for sale, and it was just so cute. It had a bar, nice benches that convert into a bed and a small refrigerator, and it was decorated with the 50's style. I don't particularly like this bus, but there was something very charming and "mellow" about this car that was not intimidating like other fancy cars. It may be nice to stroll down on the SoCal beach coast in this mini bus on a lazy Sunday...



  1. I have not had the opportunity to visit SoCal yet, and this post gave me a little piece.


  2. Dana, where do you live? Hope the traffic is not as bad as LA!

  3. I am in NYC. Just ask Mr. Barsky! :D Traffic is frustrating.

  4. Thank you, Dana! Driving in NYC can be hard, too!


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