Sunday, July 12, 2015

Venice Beach Trip Part 1

Now that I am on a little bit of a break from school I thought I'd take this chance to finally write about my most recent travels! Back in May I went with Kristi and Brenda, Levi's sister and mom, to Venice Beach, California! Levi and I have traveled to northern California before, but never LA or anywhere around there! Kristi was attending a hair training seminar thing and so Brenda and I flew to meet her there when it was over. What I didn't realize is that Venice/Santa Monica/Malibu are all basically mashed together. Each city blends into the next and you can get to each one in about 10-15 minutes. It was really nice because every day we would do a little bit in each city. 

Most days we had a big brunch (because brunch is HUGE there) and then an early dinner, with lots of beach hopping in between. We stayed at an Airbnb in Venice but pretty much every day we went to Malibu to do stuff. The week we were there they were experiencing unseasonably cool days so it was only highs in the 60s at first! Towards the end of the week it would warm up to about 80, but compared to Texas the weather was just perfect!

As soon as we arrived we got our key and then walked straight to the beach. Our apartment was literally right on the Venice Boardwalk!

It was sooo windy and COLD when we first got there!

On our first full day we had a huge breakfast at Bru's Wiffle Joint, which was delish. That's a french toast sandwich you are looking at...

At this point, I can't even remember where we were trying to go...but we ended up on a very windy road in the Santa Monica Mountains. Eventually we took a side road to try to get out and this is where we landed:

The road just ended!

And it was beautiful

Our road turned into a walking trail (that seemingly went into nowhere).

After that little detour we wound up at Point Dume State Beach, which was the best ever. You have to pay to park but it's totally worth it. There are lots of trails and look out points where we saw grey whales!!! Also, rock climbing??

WHALES!!!! It was a mom and HER BABY WHALE.

See the baby?!?!?!?

Next up, we drove a little further down to El Matador State Beach. There are lots of rock formations at this one that you can easily walk around!

Boots on a beach just felt wrong!

Part 2 coming soon!

- B

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