Friday, October 22, 2010

The LA Coast

With all the people and traffic in Los Angeles, where do you stay?

Well, if you are a member of the Elks, there are quite a few Elks lodges in the area with RV parking. This is the one in Ontario, CA - they had a car show while I was there. These California folks sure love old cars! (You can see the RVs in the background.)

I liked this one the best, of course, it was the rustiest.

Route 66 ends right at the Santa Monica pier. I wanted to see it, but didn't know what to expect. Would there be any place to park?

Surprise! You can drive right onto the pier, and park for $1!

There are amusements rides on the pier, including this indoor carousel.

Info on Route 66, this being the western terminus of the 2,448 mile historic highway.

Lots of street performers, including one who puts parrots on the shoulders of brave youngsters.

And lots of historic photos. Check out the size of these surfboards!

Forrest Gump must have been here recently - he left his shoes, suitcase, and box of chocolates in front of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

One of the most expensive real estate markets in North America is Balboa Island, part of Newport Beach - a cute place to visit. They were shooting a Lucky Brand Jeans ad in front of the Balboa candy store.

What size jeans do you think she wears? I'm guessing size zero XXX-long.

There are lots of cute shops in town, and I love to look for funny t-shirts. Of course, I'm not looking to buy, just take pictures.


  1. Love the Tee shirt. That's almost as good as my chocolate bitch shirt.

  2. I loved this post, thanks for the pictures and yet to another great place to see through your eyes, have a great weekend!

  3. Definitely want to see the end of route 66.

    Great pictures, I think one of those t-shirts would be a great gift to each of our kids :)

  4. Did that rusty old car come free with your parking spot?

    Didn't know you could drive right on to the pier and park for a buck! That's got to be the best bargain in all of CA!

  5. We will have to call you 'Bubba Diana'. How were the chocolates?

  6. I just discovered your blog, great posts and fabulous photos.

    Hope we meet up on the road one of these days.


  7. Some t-shirts require a certain "oomph" factor to wear them don't they!

  8. I love this blog post - so many neat photos I don't know where to start. I guess I'm lucky to be living in this area while I'm waiting to start full-timing. Thanks for the great photos!
    (You have very cute grandkids, and super Barbie outfit.)

  9. One of my top 5 is to drive Rt 66 end to OF course Im so happy to see this pier.
    WOW those RV's are amazing--I dont quite get the toilet door tho... AND thats where Bubba Gump is, I was in Beaufort and didnt find him...
    I want that tee shirt- Ill cross off kids and write in SON..
    Terrific post!

  10. Got to be custom sewn jeans - no normal human is that size.
    Kids DO think that is where money comes from.
    Envious of your grandkids - you are lucky to get to have and enjoy them.
    Someday we can sit under a canopy in our rocking chairs and share crochet patterns!
    Perfect photos - as always.


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