Vacation Wrap-up Day 1
I’m finally getting to my vacation pictures.
I left here on Saturday, July 1 and got to LAX at a little before noon. I was met by my friend Jess and her fiancé Jeff and immediately carried off to lunch at the kookiest restaurant I’ve ever seen!
When I was flying in, I thought this thing was the control tower!
The décor was fun sixties sci-fi. The elevator even plays you some Star Trekky music while you are riding in it. There were lots of lava lamps and look at the bathroom!
I was having a number of ‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’ moments.
After that, we headed out to do a little touring. I was extremely fortunate that Jeff is a local and a born tour guide. He took us to Venice Beach with a little stop at this big donut.
We didn’t go to the shop (it may not look it in the picture but it was worth your life to cross the street and we’d just had lunch anyway).
Venice Beach was a real trip. We couldn’t have picked a better day to see it being the Fourth of July weekend and all. Here are some people working out at the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach.
Note: As a New Englander, I am completely blown away by the concept that you can count on the weather. In LA in the summer, you know that it is just not going to rain, ever, any time. People put upholstered furniture in the yard, you never have to have rain dates for events! It’s amazing to me!
Here is Venice beach itself and the bikeway that you always see people rollerskating down. It was cool and the pictures don’t begin to do it justice. Also, do you know why they call it Venice?
There are actual canals!
Wouldn’t it be fun to live along here? With a little boat to go out to the ocean or just visit the neighbors? And never have to worry about it raining on your picnic? I’m in love. I may have to move. And that was just Day 1! Stay tuned for Day 2!