Kids. They're everywhere. In the streets, on the train, in restaurants, absolutely everywhere. In LA unless you work with kids, you're not really around them this much. I most appreciate how independent they are. At first it was shocking to see them riding the subways or walking the streets alone, but I come from a city where they're driven everywhere. Plus it's been a good reminder that kids, despite their age are in fact people too.
Escalators. They never work. What's up with that? After a long tiring day, the last thing I want to do when I get out the train is manually climb up a frozen escalator. For all the taxes y'all pay, the least you could get is consistently working escalators.
Bugs are a thing. I've been bitten a thousand and one times in the span of two weeks. And I scar easily so the marks (albeit from my scratching) will be coming home with me. The humidity has also been a silent nemesis. I've been to New Orleans so I've seen serious humidity, but I think because I'm been spending more time outside, I've been getting headaches from the humidity. I carry my water bottle with me everywhere though (thanks Darrell!) so your girl is staying hydrated.
Fila's! Everybody and their mom is rocking a pair of Fila's.