No Car, No Problem
Blogger: Claudia Dumpson
Over the long President’s Day Weekend, my roommate (and sole car owner of our friend group) took a trip to San Francisco. Thus, we were left without a car for the weekend. At first, we questioned how we would possibly survive the weekend without the glorious blue Prius we had become so accustomed to.
Dying to get off campus, we decided to grab lunch at Highland Cafe on York Boulevard, one of the main streets surrounding Oxy. After a lovely lunch of quinoa veggie burgers, we walked to Scoops, an ice cream shop known for it’s unique flavors. I got chocolate bourbon, and my friend got avocado honey.
We then walked down York and made our way to Rangeview avenue. Admiring the beautiful Los Angeles February weather (mid 70s), we wondered why we didn’t walk more places or explore the area more. We tend to go to the same restaurants (Masa Casa, Thai Eagle Rox, 21 Choices) but hardly ever venture out of our comfort zones. And we always drive.
Before coming to Oxy, I knew going to school in Los Angeles would provide me with lots of opportunities for fun off campus. However, what I didn’t know was that so many opportunities would be so close by. Eagle Rock is such an amazing little town with tons of nooks and crannies to explore. As for me and my friends, we can’t wait to explore them all.