Driving Santa Monica and Malibu beach in California!
03.10.2015 - 03.10.2015 38 °C
We woke to a great breakfast provided by best western - I have stayed with them before on our last trip to the US and this is included, it is economical, plus a great start to the day.
Mum and Joan headed on a tour called 'a day in LA' (photos to come!) while I explored and went to an outlet about 40 minutes away for shopping!
I dropped mum and Joan at the lovely, but extremely flat Santa Monica beach, then drove along the coast to Malibu to dip my toes on Malibu beach, it was beautiful. I am pretty sure this is one of those places I would live.
Then drove along a cliff drive back inland to the LA freeway to hit the shops.
LA drivers are crazy but it works, 7 lane freeways, changing lanes when you want to - not waiting for a space, just go, 65 miles per hour speed limit that no one pays attention to, they just go.......fast ...... And keep up with one another. I only saw one accident. Oh and on my way home, witnessed the end point of a police chase, many many police cars..... Minimum of 5, inside a fast food car park, arresting a lady and a man, with police cars and police at the nearby gas station for back up. No one batted an eyelid! All part of a day in LA I guess!
Camarillo shopping outlets is 3 complex's long, once again, I ran out of time to go to all the shops I wanted, seriously 2 days in this place still wouldn't cover it!
Mum and Joan explores LA, they went to the walk of the stars, the trueman theatre, Griffith observatory to see LA from up high and the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, Venice beach, farmer market for lunch. They saw a lot of LA, on this tour and enjoyed it.
Back to the hotel to pack and then off to the airport for home.
We have had a great trip, it has been very full, fun, and we have learnt lots about the American way on our travels.