by Rachael Patterson

vis·u·al relating to seeing or sight. a picture, piece of film, or display used to illustrate or accompany something.

I must apologize, Los Angeles. I underestimated you. Although I knew you would be an enjoyable trip, I wasn’t completely sold on going yet when the offer was first proposed. I’ve wanted to go to Cali, but I just wasn’t ready for it.  I wanted to see another country, or something below the southern border of the United States.

But when we touched down in California at 8 in the morning, I was already in awe. All the colors, shapes, greenery, flowers, people, everything! So much to look at, so many new sites to see. It was a brilliant visual break from the cookie-cutter basics back home. No two homes looked the same, no two businesses had the same structure, every corner, every nook, every cranny had something new to focus on. My eyes were feasting every direction they batted.

So thank you L.A., for a four days well spent, taking in everything i possibly could.