Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Vacation, 2012

Day 1 - Santa Monica, CA, lots of interesting folks in Santa Monica and on the pier.  For example a woman shouting, "Snakes on a Pier, Snakes on a Pier!!"  Which of course attracted all the guys, the girls were all thinking, ohhh how gross.  For a small fee you can hold the snakes and get your photo taken.

Bill and snake friends
Bill with his new snake friends

Santa Monica pier is the end of Route 66.  Everything you ever wanted to know about route 66 and more can be found on wikitravel http://wikitravel.org/en/Route_66

Santa Monica pier Route 66

Nice photos of the Santa Monica pier can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Monica_Pier

Santa Monica pier

I enjoyed seeing the Venice Beach area, riding on the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier, walking around town seeing all the beautiful and weird people and the random birds in the open air hallway leading to our hotel room.  I also noticed that everyone had little tiny dogs.

I did have a brief meltdown at the LA airport.  My first time at that airport and probably my last.  I couldn't get out of there fast enough. 

Here are a few photos from Day 1:

Santa Monica birds

Santa Monica Pacific Park

Santa Monica beach

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