Be There in a Sec

It's not often I willfully neglect my blog. But it's less often that I get the chance to play tour guide and American/California representative to an awesome Kiwi worship team.

This weekend, my church hosted an amazing group of musicians and worship leaders from New Zealand, and I've had the distinct pleasure and opportunity to shuttle them around Los Angeles.

Much has changed within the structure of my church since last they were here in 2004. So naturally the first thing they asked me upon their arrival at LAX was, without disclosing specifics, "What's happened?" Uhhh.

That simple yet difficult to answer question turned into a wonderful conversation, and in a matter of the first 20 minutes of dialogue, I was able to catch them up to speed with church current events, little known facts about President Bush and the North/South prejudice in L.A. County. In fact, I was such an efficient docent, when we approached Ventura Blvd, one of the leaders said, "Are we going into the Valley now?" (You may have to live in LA to get the significance of the "over the hill" issues faced by current residents.)

All this to say, they're homeward bound tomorrow, so I will be back to blogging in the evening, at the earliest.

It's been an insanely busy weekend, but far too much fun to ever complain about the lack of sleep or over exertion of my vocal chords.

A presto.

Posted by Portia at March 13, 2006 12:45 AM | TrackBack

Could be a good sideline for you making extra $$ as a tour guide. At the very least you could advise people how to avoid the occasional traffic jam.

Posted by: MarcV at March 13, 2006 09:52 AM

"Occasional" traffic jam?


Posted by: Portia at March 13, 2006 10:42 AM

Hmm. I spent a week with some friends and their family in Alhambra once, years ago, and when neither of the young sisters who were hosting me could take me out one day, I hopped a bus into downtown - via East LA - and then transferred to another that took me to a museum at the edge of Watts. What was so funny was when I got back to the house that night the girls both exclaimed that no one they knew had ever ridden a bus in LA before, and they seem surprised that I hadn't gotten killed. Of course, later, one of the girls and I drove down to Long Beach and snuck into the hold of the Queen Mary, and didn't get arrested, either, but that's a story for another time. heh So, maybe I should come along next time you host(ess) a group in LA. I could prolly show them a side of the city they wouldn't often see. Then again, I never did get to The Valley, but over the week I was there I took in The Huntington, Disneyland, Universal, West Hollyweird, the Hollywood Mall, Santa Monica, UCLA and sunny downtown Pasedena. So I have been around. Cheers.

Posted by: Muzzy at March 13, 2006 01:51 PM