Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!
Today we got up fairly early, packed up and left Santa Barbara for the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles. After a strange trip down the 101 and 1 including a weird 2 mile stretch of beach that was nothing but giant RVs we eventually made it through Malibu and into Santa Monica. We took a quick trip down the pier but it was mainly a freakshow and we kept on. Eventually we ended up at Venice Beach. I wanted Courtney to see that particular brand of freak show; specifically muscle beach. Unfortunately all the body builders took the day off so we spent a few minutes checking out the skate park and then just walked the boardwalk for a while.
One thing that stuck out was the absurd “Medical Marijuana” booths all along the boardwalk. They all claim to have a “doctor” who is “in” and can take “walk in appointments”. Ignore that the doctors all look like bombed out stoners. I’m guessing all it takes to get a “prescription” there is for you to say “Oh, my aching one hundred dollar bill.”
Might as well just legalize it.
Anyway, Courtney hated Venice saying “I feel like I am going to get syphilis” so we retired to a nice drive down Sunset Boulevard and eventually landed in Hollywood. We saw the sights, groaned at the retarded ass superheros and called it quits. Hollywood is sad and depressing.
Next was a trip to a certain corner which was supposed to have good views of “The Sign”, which it did. And then we took a drive up Mulholland Drive. That was pretty great. We pulled off at the Hollywood Bowl lookout and got great views of downtown, the bowl, the sign and the valley.
Finally, we had had enough so we pulled over, woke up the Priceline app and landed a nice 4 star suite in West Hollywood for $99. Pretty awesome. We’re snug and cozy at the Le Montrose Suite Hotel and we just finished turkey dinner at the restaurant downstairs. It was delicious.
Tomorrow is our last day heading south. We’re planning on driving to San Diego, seeing the sights and sleeping there. Then we’ll turn around and start heading back home. The return trip is going to be a quick one, straight up I-5 with few stops.