LA Bus Virgin No More: Thanks and New Adventures

5545909_d1b4513496.jpgHuge Thanks, actually, to the great responses and excellent information provided on my post from Wednesday. I will be keeping all the tips very handy for all future bus rides.

Speaking of future rides, I will be heading downtown today using the Big Blue Bus #8 and the 720 Rapid. (We’ll see if it earns its name.) I’m meeting a friend for lunch at Clifton’s Cafeteria and am really looking forward to it. She lives in Highland Park and is considering taking the gold line. She doesn’t quite have the open schedule I do today, so we’ll see what she decided. With the weather, I seriously considered driving, but as it is not actually raining anymore where I am, I’m going to “chance ‘um” (as we used to say on Maui).

I realize I am very fortunate to have the luxury of time and can meet a friend for lunch across town using the bus. I am leaving my house at 11:00 am to (hopefully) get to Broadway and 6th by 12:30. If I worked in an office, I wouldn’t be able to do this. And today’s outing is really a bit of a research novelty to see how well I can work with the system. It’s taken me a bit of time to navigate the online stuff and look at maps and figure out routes, but I know the more I do it, the easier it will be.

I’ll report back later on my crosstown adventure. Thanks again for all your help and support. I knew I could count on LA!

(Photo (again) by Will Campbell.)

5 thoughts on “LA Bus Virgin No More: Thanks and New Adventures”

  1. Rumours have for years abounded that Clifton’s will close. To be sure, I hope it does not. I have dined for years at those gigantic tree-top tables behind the vents overlooking Broadway. The prices have gone up steadily over the years, but it is still a decent deal. (What averages $12.00 today usta be round $6-7 a decade ago.)
    However, if it does close, I hope to get hold of one of the faux does!

  2. The problem I have with Clifton’s is while I like the idea of it, the food is kind of gross.

    I wish I could eat eggs, bacon, fat filled pancakes, and just in general heart attack inducing food, but I can’t. I just can’t do it.

    But I go there, drink coffee, read the Garment Citizen, and people watch. It’s pretty useful in regards to that kind of thing. I’ve never found one thing I could eat there though…I’ve always really wanted to find that one thing that I could eat without gagging, I can’t even eat the cereal it’s like 1950s America. I’m surprised they don’t have Lucille Ball walking around pregnant smoking cigarettes and drinking martinis. I would compare it to how I’ve always really wanted to like jazz, because I think that would be really cool to like, but I just can’t listen to it.

    That’s how I feel about the food at Clifton’s.


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