Snow in the Mountains

We landed at LAX last night. Today is the annual orgy of self congratulation for the film industry called the Academy Awards. I’ll try to talk Claudia into taking a tour of LA today but that may not be easy. Its actually cold her (if 40 degrees F is cold) and we’ve got a 13 hour flight ahead of us with lots of other tours built into the month that follows.

Our airport hotel looks out on the bricks of another hotel but from an angle we have a view of snow covered mountains. Two feet of snow was dumped on them last night and the snowboarders are going wild.

Our server at breakfast today told us he’s been in LA for fifteen years (to escape the cold of Washington DC!) and he’s never experienced such cold weather has he’s had to endure for the past year and a half.

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