Well, we now understand why so many people live in California. The weather is amazing! It's so nice to go to the ocean and not have major humidity. I don't know if it's like that all year round, but it was beautiful yesterday!
So we had Jack until about 9:30 Monday morning and then Sarah wanted to spend the day with him, so we decided to use our free time to do some sight seeing. We went first to Rodeo Drive and walked up and down it. I must confess I was not all that impressed. Just seemed like a place to spend gobs of money on strange looking clothing. Matt did offer to buy me a Louis Vuitton purse, but I declined. ;) I did get a picture in front of Tiffany & Co, but only because it was one of the locations where the Beth Moore Daniel study was filmed and I thought it would be fun to have a picture there.
After we left Rodeo Drive, we went to the Santa Monica Pier to get a look at the pacific ocean. It was amazing! I just love the ocean! When we first walked out onto the pier there were tons of people standing all over it. We started to walk on through and then were asked to step to the side so we wouldn't be in the picture. We did so, but thought it rather odd that no one else was asked to step to the side. Then we heard "action" and all the people we had seen began their purposeful walking across the pier. We felt a little awkward, but tickled by the whole thing at the same time. I mean, what do you picture when you think of L.A.? I always picture people making movies all the time, and here we were seeing our stereo type lived out before us. It was funny. We enjoyed walking down the pier and getting a good look at the view. Then we went to get lunch. You know you are parents when you eat at McDonalds for lunch instead of trying something new because avoiding a fight over food sounds better than a new restaurant. Plus it was cheaper.
After lunch we ventured out onto the sand. There was a neat little playground with some swings on the beach, so we let Benjamin play for a while and as usual he loved it. Then we took our shoes off and walked down the beach. Last time we went to the beach, Benjamin hated the whole experience. This time he was much more comfortable and loved it. He didn't like it when a wave came up and touched him, but he loved walking in the sand. It was a great way to get some energy out after being in a hotel for a few days.