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We leave SB mid morning and travel further along Highway 1, the coast road through Ventura and onto Malibu where we see some spectacular houses along the beach. Once again Malibu is a pretty chilled out place. Apparently some of the more lavish homes are along Malibu Colony but this area is blocked off to snoopers like us with guards manning a …
... welcome hotels. Road alligators. Sunshine. Eight states and three bonus states (although we only really saw a footprint’s-worth of Colorado). It’s been a hell of a trip. I think we need a bit of a holiday to get over the trials and tribulations of Route 66. How about Canada for some fresh air and exercise??
There was an evening to spend before we could get to Canada, so we finished our cocktails and wandered out onto Santa Monica pier to find the ...
... Monica, seriously they voice and teach from the heart. It was probably the most
incredible yoga experience I have had to date. Just imagine incense, accordions,
bongo drums, kirtans, sweat and an atmosphere radiating passion, love and
gratitude, the most cleansing feeling. I also learnt that its possible to get
passive high when going for bike rides to Venice, that what you see in movies
DOES actually happen over here. I witness a man of ...
... path stops at Pacific Palisades. Amazing how a reasonably short distance can take all day when you're constantly stopping to look and take pics.
There are some gorgeous beach houses along the path.
Back to the pier tonight to take some pics of the lights on the pier.
And also along the coast
... our televisions! Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side and it soon clouded the monument, previously silhouetted against clear blue skies, yet unable to extinguish the amazing memories we will forever treasure. And hey, there's nothing photoshop can't fix! We thought we would carry on the theme of celebrities with a huge bottle of wine (nothing in America is normal sized!) and celebrate our final night of the best five months of our lives. After donning our glad rags for ...