Today will undoubtedly be an adventure for us. Driving the rig through LA's infamous traffic is sure to be a treat. Can't wait. We've got enough fuel in Roo to get to LA and back out. There's no point in filling it up and carrying the extra weight through the mountains once more. Our water is damn near empty and Roo is ready to take a dump. We slam through the gears and roll down hwy 14 south into the northern side of LA. Out here the sun never goes away and we haven't seen a cloud for nearly a week. Makes sense that this would be the perfect place for solar panels.
Traffic is flowing freely and things are looking good. We sneak up on the hills outside of LA that hold the cities borders tightly together. We're at 2,500 feet and need to start the climb to the summit. It's 90 degrees out and Roo is feeling the stress. So it's off the throttle and down two gears in the truck lane to make the ascent.
It's about 2pm when we finally hit the suburbs of LA. The infamous traffic shows us why this place is a nightmare. Hwy 5 south to the 405 is 7 lanes wide in spots and people are fighting for their positon.
After an hour of traffic Dockweiler RV park was in view. This is a county ran RV park on the beach. It's a parking lot with hookups that lies as close to LAX as you can get. It's a trade-off of plane noise for parking, which is extremely limited and expensive out here. We hooked up Roo to the tune of $55 a night for the next 6 days. This will be the longest we have ever stayed at one RV park.
There's 22 miles of bike trail paved out on the beach and we plan on taking full advantage of it. When I booked this spot I was excited to have a place to let Eli run, however there are signs saying no dogs allowed all along the park. It's like he's constantly discriminated against because of his species.
So we waited until dusk and took the dog for a walk anyway. Hey... gotta break the rules sometimes.