I guess I’m starting to turn local after three years, because, when a friend from another part of the country came to visit, I really wanted to show off my part of town. Since the visit was only for about 36 hours, and we both needed to spend some of that time working, I gave the quick highlights tour of my West Side neighborhoods.
This included plenty of walking around the Marina del Rey boat channel, Venice Beach, Palisades Park in Santa Monica, The Third Street Promenade, and one of my favorite streets, Adelaide Drive, with spectacular views of Santa Monica Canyon, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. On Thursday night, we showed up pretty late at Natalee Thai on Venice Blvd., and had a really good meal.
If we had had more time, we might have gone to the Getty Center, and yes, even into town where, as we know, the possibilities to show off cool stuff to visitors are endless. It’s part of what makes living here so much fun, and it’s absolutely contagious.