Monday, July 28, 2008

Venice Beach 7.28.08

We left the San Diego area and drove up Hwy 1 North, passing through those great beach cities...Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Capistrano, Dana Point (where we stopped for a quick geocache...), Laguna Beach, Newport, Huntington Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey & finally....Venice!

We came here as Michael loved the area & wanted to show me the 'boardwalk'...muscle beach, pier, etc. It's full of crazies...literally. There is a boardwalk with shops on one side and merchants on the other. You can purchase beautiful jewelry, peace/love/war paintings, palm readings, aurora adjustments, tatoos, etc. And the real 'show' is the group of homeless and crazy people that gather just outside of the nice hotel that we stayed - the Cadillac Hotel right on Ocean Front Walk.

The hotel was very nice and we stayed in a room that faced the ocean on the 3rd floor. The weather was perfect - in the 80's & sunny and we walked down the boardwalk, checked out Muscle Beach (and the hot bods working out!), and found a nice place, just across the street from our hotel for dinner. We had quite a show while we ate dinner & went on up to our room. What am I talking Well, we had a guy who was playing numchucks with a scarf...for hours! There was also kung-fu fly guy...he would be walking along and all of a sudden...hi-yah! Kung fu to another fly. We listened to turf wars, and arguments for no good reasons.

Unfortunately, the show continued deep into the night. And the arguments got louder & louder. In the morning, we went to the same restaurant for breakfast & took off for the La Brea Tar Pits.

Just one more day on our trip...bummer... :-)
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