Saturday, July 16, 2011
So this weekend is "carmageddon" in LA because they are closing the 405 freeway between the 10 and the 101 freeways, about a 10 mile stretch. There's very few things that I would brave traffic for, not to mention carmegeddon, but Harry Potter 7 was one of them. We were courageous (or foolish) enough to cross the 405 right around where the 10 crosses it, or right where the closure begins, for a 6:30 showing with W&K at the Century City theaters. Regular Friday night traffic going east can be bad enough so we weren't sure what to expect, especially with all the continual warnings to stay off the streets. Turns out, there was barely any traffic at all; certainly less than the regular rush hour traffic, as we got there in less than 20 minutes. I guess everyone else was scared off the streets, I know many places let out work at noon. We got to the mall in time for a bite to eat and a pitcher of mojitos. It was totally worth the risk as the movie was pretty awesome, my first 3d movie experience. Despite the lack of traffic, we're going to use carmageddon as an excuse to avoid driving and bike everywhere this weekend, which is something we should do more regularly anyway.