So what did I learn you might ask on my travels to the west and south? Well in Los Angeles I learned that the west coast as far as southern California goes, is a little bit overrated. Unfortunately there are a lot of homeless people and the place isn't as glamorous as they make it out to be on TV. Now I might be biased because I didn't make my way to either one of the amusement parks (Disneyland and Universal Studios) I intend to go to, but I imagine if I had, it would have brightened my outlook on the trip a bit. But one thing I absolutely enjoyed aside from Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles was the Santa Monica Pier. While it wasn't sunny or warm enough to fully enjoy the beach the view from atop of the Ferris wheel as amazing. Definitely a highlight of the trip.