Well California certainly was different…. Chilled out and very relaxed…..
We went to celebrate the wedding of our friends Jeannine and Graham… And of course to take a ‘few’ photographs along the way!
It was sun, sea and sand in abundance…. Relentless in fact… We have the sea and the sand at home in Tynemouth… But it was lovely to have some sun on our bodies at last.
I just loved walking along the beach from Marina Del Rey to Santa Monica – a bit of a trek (2 hours in fact)… And in true British style we always seemed to manage to set of at mid-day… As they say like ‘Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun’.
I only hope I managed to shed a few pounds in the process of all this exercise!
‘Fat chance’ (so to speak 🙂 ) I expect … given all the delicious meals that we ate whilst there…
… Yeah … That weight loss thing on holiday never really happens does it?!!
We did all the usual tourist stuff whilst we were there… Beverly Hills…
… but my favourite but was Venice Beach Pier…. Not as touristy as Santa Monica Pier.. It seemed a bit more where the locals went… to fish for food to eat for dinner..
And they seemed quite good at it!
…. Some things were just like home though
The surfers (although more sun tanned in Santa Monica than in Tynemouth… Oh, yes…. and better looking too!)
And the seagulls … No rest from them!
This one looks just like the one that tap dances on our roof at home!
…Mmmmm.. California Dreaming….