Oh, the joys about living in the LA Area. Last night I was driving home from Phoenix when I ran smack dab into the middle of a traffic jam on I-10 near Palm Springs. My guess it was the huge influx of people from the Coachella Valley going back to LA. Whatever the cause, it was still a bizarre sensation to be in bumper-to-bumper traffic in the middle of the desert.
For the trip, I rented a 2000 Chevy Malibu from Avis. Crapx2. Mom: “The back seat is a good position if you are getting your hair shampooed but not for any kind of road trip.” Roger: “My lower back will never be the same.” I liked the car’s acceleration, but found that the build quality was at the usual GM standards – i.e. crap. The sound system was pretty good – nice bass and volume which came in handy since we needed to drown out the sound of the screeching fan belt and the mystery sound from the left front wheel. When I returned the car, the Avis lady said that most Malibu renters had said the same things I did. Go figure.
The Best After Thanksgiving Special: Best Buy who had 11.99 DVD’s. I chose Mission Impossible 2.