August 23, 2010
Today we checked out of the Camelot Inn and headed to our next stop: Marina Del Ray near Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We were supposed to go surfing today but it didn’t end up happening because of all of the Farmers Daughter issues… so we rescheduled for Wednesday. It was a beautiful day when we arrived and we wandered around the area around our hotel on Washington Blvd. After checking in we wandered down to Venice Beach to catch some rays and check out the freak show down at the beach. It was so beautiful out so we kept walking and walking until we reached the end of Venice Beach where we found a bike rental place and got a couple of beach cruisers for two days. We biked down to the Santa Monica pier where we found an amusement park! We went on the that boat ride that goes back and forth really high like a pendulum and I don’t think I have ever screamed so much. I was so scared. It was awesome though! Next we went on the big ferris wheel which was pretty beautiful.
The views of the ocean were incredible. When we were on the top of the ferris wheel I told Byron what my wedding gift to him was: tickets for Chris Isaak the next night at the Greek Theatre in Hollywood. So exciting!
We then went for dinner at the Bubba Gump restaurant right outside the pier and we both had epic seafood feasts. It was fantastic! We hopped back on our bikes and rode back to the hotel to get a good night sleep.
Another perfect day in LA. — definitely not the first impression we first had. Love it!