Chris having some fun at Santa Monica Pier after a day of travel

Our flight from DIA to LAX was uneventful. We located each other using Chris and his wonderful blue NASA uniform. He is a character with a story for every occasion! We had to wait several hours for hotel check-in so decided to explore the surrounding area. We found an In-n-Out Burger joint and had to partake. Yum! We discovered Venice Beach was not far from our location, so traveled to the beach to check it out. We were amazed to find mostly families crowding the beach and shoreline on what appeared to be a typical Sunday outing. (Where were all the unique characters that Venice Beach is famous for?) Took in a light supper and off to bed we went.