Ocean Lodge Hotel
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We take the early Hawaiian Airlines flight to L.A.. It is full of kids. Fall break and Disneyland is why.Same reason we are on board. I play the in flight trivia game and
crush it once again. In L.A., our daughter Karen had trouble with the
car rental. After an hour of waiting and speaking with the manager,
she gets an upgraded 7 passenger SUV at no additional charge.
For the first night we stayed at the Double Tree in ...
... I had a great time people watching, so many unusual characters! We also stopped for a look at the famous 'muscle gym' at Venice Beach, an outside gym where big gym junkies walk around in their undies pumping iron - its so funny. They were filming something there today but we weren't sure what it was, probably some sort of documentary. After our bike ride we ventured into Santa Monica shopping precinct for a ...
... thus took us quite a way away from Santa Monica again. We finally found our way back and dropped our car off at Loews Hotel one minute before our scheduled 4pm slot. I think Chelle was very glad not to be driving at this point!
After unloading the car, we took a brief moment to point-and-stare at the local celebrity wildlife as John Parrott (sorry, no-one A-list!) exited the hotel towards us. We had cleared the car and wanted a photo with the Jeep to commemorate ...
... road, which involved red carpets, glamour, and celebrities all showing up. Watching from a restaurant across the street we got a pretty good view of everything while we ate dinner.
Later that night, we went to watch a WNBA game between the LA Sparks and the New York Liberty, before returning to the hostel on the metro and crashing after a pretty long day.
... Beach Muscle Beach. We had a great time checking out all of the weird and wonderful sites along this famous stretch of beach.
Back to the Hotel and jumped on the bikes and headed back to Venice for another look and the a ride up to Malibu Beach. The beachfront houses here are seriously right on the water actually overhanging the water. Clearly they do not have the high seas that we get in ...