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Friday, March 9, 2012

Venice/Malibu Day Trip

 Prepare yourself for photo overload! Also, my computer is officially gone,  but we can still save my hard drive, we just haven't yet. So, I still only have recent pictures and I don't have Photoshop, so none of these pictures are touched up.

I wrote last week that we were going to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, but after finding the address online first, and then using the GPS on my phone, we couldn't find either of them! We got to the spot where both markets were supposed to be, but there was obviously nothing there. We still had a fun day though. 

After we were unsuccessful with that, I realized we were really close to C&O, so we headed there for lunch. After that, we went over to Venice Beach. Parking was insane(but that is expected), so we were parked pretty far away. While we were walking to the beach, all the sudden we were right on the Venice canals! I was so excited. I had wanted to go here before we left LA, but I didn't know if we would have the time. We strolled around for a bit and checked out the beautiful houses and took some pictures. The water was really nasty, but it was super cool! 




We finally made it to Venice Beach, where we walked around, saw some crazy people, some men in Speedos weight lifting on Muscle Beach, bought my brother and sister some birthday presents, and then watched part of a filming of American Ninja Warrior. 



Once we left the beach, we drove to Malibu. The original plan was just the Farmer's Market and Malibu, but we didn't mind a few extra stops too. The drive to Malibu is on Highway 1, which runs right next to the ocean for the majority of the time. It's a really pretty drive! 

Our destination in Malibu was El Matador beach. We walked around and took pictures and just relaxed here. You have to hike down to the beach(it's a really short but steep hike), but it's so worth it. There was tons of other people there taking pictures too, and one group looked like a pretty risque engagement shoot...we were laughing at the ridiculous poses they were making, and then we were walking around somewhere else, and when we came back, they were in the underwear. Thankfully it didn't go further than that, but it was kind of shocking! 






It was a beautiful day and a fun trip! So glad we got to go! 



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At March 10, 2012 at 5:55 PM , Anonymous Holly Meehleis said...

Who needs photoshop?? Those pictures are gorgeous!

 
At March 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Erika Layne said...

Thank you :)

 

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