We left Santa Barbara around 4pm as wanted to get to Los Angeles for 6pm, there was a meditation held at one of the sangat members house. It was a 31 minutes meditation of the Shabad Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur (this has been happening every day for a few weeks at different sangat members houses leading up to the celebration of Guru Ram Das ji’s birthday on Tuesday 9 October). We headed down highway 1, the views were fantastic and you could not help but stop at the vista points.
Unfortunately we arrived in Los Angeles too late for the meditation at around 7:30 pm when dinner was being served. Our khalsa sister, Sri Dyal Kaur was there too. We have known each other for a number of years, every time we meet our bond gets even stronger. Harkirat Singh was also there, we met him last year at summer solstice in New Mexico. Earlier in the day he kindly said stay at my house tonight.
As we are travelling light we need to wash our clothes once and sometimes twice a week. I asked Sri Dyal Kaur where the laundrette was, she said she wold show us, even though she was still eating!! She came along bringing her food with her! Whilst our clothes were being washed, we chatted, wandered down to the Preuss Rd Gurdwara and also met Ravi from Australia (now married with a little daughter and living next door to the Gurdwara).
After washing and drying the clothes, Sri Dyal said she would show us where Harkirat lives and then we can drop her home. As always it is very nice of her to help us.
We dropped off Sri Dyal Kaur and made our way to Harkirat’s house. He kindly showed us around his beautiful house and gave us a fantastic en-suite room to sleep in.