During my first trip in L.A., I was with my mom and sister and we used to take the bus together. We have been to Chinatown, Glendale, and Hollywood via bus. And we didn't get lost at all thanks to the detailed bus route from one of my aunts. (Plus you are braver when you're with someone.) I also took the bus last year once on my own and I was confident simply because I know where I was going, my favorite mall, Americana.
But yesterday was a different situation. I wanted to visit my Aunt's dad who got confined in a hospital in Glendale but I have no idea how to go there from Carson. And I have never tried riding the bus around Carson.
So I did a bit of research and found some apps to use. I downloaded four but ended up using just one and deleted the other two since they were all MAJOR FAIL. I kept the other one for double checking routes and schedules.The app that I used is named Smart Ride and it made me smart... after an hour of getting lost. Remember I was supposed to go to Glendale? I ended up in San Pedro, the total opposite side! I called N to tell him that and he was, "HUWAAAAT? What are you doing there?!" to which I answered back, "It's far huh? Unexpected sightseeing." Yes, it was one misadventure. But I'll definitely go back! I want to check the lighthouse! *Tourist mode*
|The signage I saw beside my bus stop. From Longbeachlouie.com|
|POV from my bus stop|