Dear Planet Earth,
I feel like Iâ€™ve been using the words â€œabandonedâ€ and â€œdesolateâ€ too much in these posts lately, but those are the only terms I can think of to describeÂ Los Angeles right now. Thereâ€™sÂ no one here. Dusty cars line the streets, some crashed into street lights, others frozen forever in a traffic jam that will never let up. Electronic billboards flash messages for movies, vodka, strip clubs â€” anachronistic reminders from a culture so swiftly extinguished.
We checked-in to the swanky Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa and helped ourselves to the executive suites. Itâ€™s noÂ Bellagio, for sure, though with a 6,400Â square-foot spa and a diversely stocked, full-sized refrigerator in every room, thisÂ place is emanating pureÂ swank.
Most of our crew is out scavenging for supplies in the shell of a city, but I offered to help Maria care for Mrs. Bing, whose scattered thoughts are becoming more and more unnerving everyday. Maria worked in a nursing home before the mole men attacked, so sheâ€™s more than qualified to babysit one hysterical old woman.
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