Highway 1 to LA/Santa Monica
Trip Start Mar 02, 2006
19Trip End Jul 18, 2006
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I stayed for 3 days in Santa Cruz at Linda I had found via the HC. They treated me really nice (as I think most people overhere does, compared to danish standarts) and showet me some vegan food (they were vegans - as the most of the rest of the altaernative city of Santa Cruz i guess). I spend all tuesday buying a camera, and I ended up in Fry's in San Jose... So this is the reason why I don't have pictures from before this day
After being with Linda and her family I decided to get on the road. I tried to hitchhike on the freeway (the highway one) south, but I were a little bit late so I ran into rushhour and nobody wanted to get out of their cars, so they gave the finger instead. I don't think I were ment to be there, cause a motorcycle-cop also very fast came from the opposite lane and and turn around and kicked me of. So I couldn't really find out how I could come further south, but then I was lucky again that a boy who had lived the first 10 years of his life in Denmark saw my flag and he drove me to a better place to hitchhike south Watsonville. It was pretty freezing there and I was just about to give in, when an other boy(Matt) came an picked me up.
I hang out with him and his friends for 2 days in Monterrey, but it was kind of irritating that I'm under 21 - so I could not really join them when they were going out. Then I just felt like it was time to continiue my trip and then I did. I took me 2 hours to get the first ride and 2 hours to get the next. The second ride was some danish couple (again) on my age, who were on seigtseeing along the coast. It was were lucky for me, cause we couldn't have one more bag in their car... The funny thing about it was that he has served his duty the same place as me and on the same time - just in an other company and she had went to basic school with some freinds of my mothers son - wich I also had played with, when I were a kid
I could even drive with his wife and son to Santa Barbara next morning - and so I did. I walked around in Santa Barbara and then I had heard that their sould be a lot going on at their collage - so I went out there. Though I actually was offered a ride to LA earlier by a couple (Adrien & Rene), that I litteraly ran into on the street.
On the collage I made on of the most stupidst dissisions in my life: I wanted to see if I could crash a party, so I dropped the idea of finding a hostel in Santa Barbara. I had just "forgot" that it was a monday and that nothing is happening on a monday. When I realised that it was too late, because the last bus had has it's departure... So I just walked around in this empty collage-town. About 2am I were just about to be lucky; I walked throug a students-house were the fire-alarm suddenly went on and everybody in the building ran out. I tried to sneak in together with the others, when the situation were under control. I tried to sleep at a couch, but some kind of an officer came and said to me that I should go back to my room - so I just went out of the building. The whole thing ended with me sleeping in a 24-hours restaurant for 1 hour and then I took the first bus in the morning to Santa Barbara and hitchhiked out of town
The next day I called a guy (Joe) that I had found on HC, he lived with 2 other roommates in Santa Monica. The fact that I were only 19 became once again an issue - because Joe was a really party-animal - and it made some hurdles, but he still got me in some place two times.. and I'm happy for that. I spend a week in Santa Monica and one of the days we even went out on snowboarding in the mountains north of LA one of the days.
I didn't really like LA that much, I think basicly it was because I didn't have a car in this huge city. Therefore I decided to move on towards New Orleans (originally I would have been going to San Diego, but I needed a break of big big cities).