Monday, July 13, 2009

The Beaches are a Little Different

Ted had to go to LA on a business trip this week -- so why not take the family and make this a vacation? I am very lucky that my parents and brother were able to join me so we can sight-see together while Ted is in his meetings. (Sorry Allison that you could not be here -- but thanks for staying at the house and keeping Huck!)

We arrived yesterday afternoon around lunch time (PST) in Los Angeles. We got our bags and headed to our hotel. This would be Ted's only afternoon he was not in meetings, so we headed to the beaches. We drove down Pacific Coast Highway, which runs along the coast. We stopped and got out at Malibu beach. The water was COLD and there was a nice breeze - but that did not stop Ted and Taylor from getting in the water.

After leaving Malibu beach we headed down to Santa Monica Beach. There were a lot more people here. We went to the Santa Monica Pier and boy was it crowded. It was nice to walk out on the pier and see everything. Here are some pictures of the view from the pier.
The beaches are for sure different than our AL & FL beaches. These beaches have lots of rocks and the sand is more brown and dirty looking. It makes me love our white-sand beaches even more. The weather was great and we enjoyed our day. Today we are headed to Beverly Hills and Hollywood!
I will leave you with a picture of the way the houses are built on the sides of the hills. This house overlooks the water. There is no telling what the price tag on a house like this cost.

Have a great day and I will be back with pictures from Rodeo Drive!

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