Some of the tourist sites.......
We "hopped off" the bus at Santa Monica and wandered out along the Santa Monica Pier. We walked past many talented buskers, street hawkers, homeless and many many tourists. I was looking for the Carousel but we couldn't find it anywhere! A google search later and we realised that we had walked right around the building housing it! Duuhhh!
|Looking over the Pacific Ocean|
|Santa Monica Pier|
|One of the many buskers who did a great job of the song "Crazy"|
After the Pier we walked back to the mall where were found a good ol" British pub where we had a feed or Shepherds Pie (Philip) and Steak, Mushroom and Guiness Pie. We washed these down with beers and declared it the best feed that we had eaten since we left home.
|Lunch - John, you would have loved this!|
When we looked at our watches we realised that it was time to catch the last return bus back to Beverley Hills. Many others must have also realised this because the bus was quite crowded on the return journey.
|The LAPD Police Cars haven't changed much over the years!|
|Santa Monica is renowned for its Palm Tree lined streets|
It was a beautiful sunshine day with hardly a cloud in the sky and by the look of the country surrounding LA it is probably the last thing they are wanting to see. It is very dry around the city and looks like it needs a good downpour or rain.
The end of the day saw us back at our hotel for happy hour drinks and nibbles (included in our tariff) and now we are showered and waiting for sleep to take us off to dream land.