Monday, November 08, 2010
We Could Live Beside The Ocean...
Place: Santa Monica, California
Weather: Mostly sunny skies, believe it or not.
Sometimes my cell phone camera takes fantastic photos, other times not so much. I discovered while singing at Boardwalk 11 last night that my "real" camera (which has issues of its own) either has a dead battery or simply has completely died, so I snapped this shot of Santa Monica Beach this afternoon with my cell phone. Looks kind of gloomy and, as my friend Nina pointed out, even rainy, doesn't it? Well, aside from some wind, the weather actually was quite lovely. I even considered buying a sun hat. In November. In San Francisco, you have to wear your winter coat whenever you visit the ocean, no matter what the season.
On this third day of my Los Angeles mini-vacation, my sister Fabulous Patti and I drove from Los Feliz to the coast and pretended to be tourists by paying the Santa Monica Pier a little visit. On the way, we stopped by the La Brea Tar Pits, per my request. I hadn't been there since a school field trip in second or third grade, and I wanted to see if anything has changed. By all appearances, it has not, although we didn't actually go into the Tar Pits museum.
After the Pier, where we had decidedly yummy milkshakes, we walked along the Third Street Promenade for a while and then headed back east and hit this comfortable little restaurant for dinner. I have another almost full day of mini-vacation tomorrow before flying back to the Bay in the evening. I think I'll make the most of it by relaxing as much as possible. I know you would do the same.