Santa Monica and Venice beach
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
will head out again later on. stay tuned.
taking things a lot easier today, well, sort of. the coffee shop on the same site as motel opened up today for first time since we've been here. think they stay closed at weekends and monday. bought some enormous croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast and sat on sun terrace. lovely relaxing way to start the day. headed down to the beach and hired rollerblades for samson and a cruiser bike for me. we cycled down past venice beach then back up to the pier. the hour passed quickly, so much so that we decided to take out two trikes afterwards. bikes and blades were fun but the trikes even more fun. good exercise too. lunch at a beach cafe then we walked down to the shops along venice beach. a bit of t-shirt/gift shopping. has been really hot today, so with so much exercise we then headed back to the motel to rest up for an hour or so. on the way back we came across a lovely gift shop selling art things made locally. a few purchases had to be made.