The next day, I took Higbee for a walk around Hollywood and Vine and we looked for a place for her to do her business. There's a lot of concrete around, and lots of bars on the windows in that part of town, but finally spotted a beautiful lawn in front of an apartment building. Feeling a little guilty about the inevitable pee on that nice green lawn, we made a beeline for it and found....it was a plastic yard!!! Yup, that green was astroturf. So we walked around a bit longer and finally found an appropriate place for Higbee to do her business.
We then headed back to Bikram headquarters. I was surprised that it wasn't as luxurious as I expected it to be. In fact, it seemed a little run down! The studio itself was really large and I virtually stood alone while I practiced. Had a hell of a time doing the balancing postures as the floor and the walls were all the same tan color and had trouble finding a point of reference. But it felt so good to practice and I even saw two people there from training!! Honestly I do miss being in the room with 300 other people. The women's room had really old lockers and the color on the wall was kind of stale, but I did like that the studio had doors on either side -- it was obvious that opening up both would create a great cross breeze.
Manali was not there, but I did get to talk with several other people there and it looks like my thesis can progress.
Made the long drive home after that, and dealt successfully with the holiday traffic. Am enjoying a terrific day today with friends and family. Looking forward to getting back to the studio tomorrow.
Love to all and happy thanksgiving!!!