Sunday, September 11, 2011

I had the most amazing Labor Day weekend.  Saturday, we got to the beach early and rented bikes.  I rode a pretty green Schwinn bike.  Perry's has upgraded all their rental bikes to Scwhinns.  It was overcast and cool.  We rode south, then came back and ate yogurt parfaits that we packed.  After our snacks and coffee, we headed to the water.  The sun started to peer through and the clouds started to burn off.  We weren't wearing bathing suits so we only wet our feet and watched the waves.  After, we made our way to the pier where we got free water bottles, beach balls, and frisbees from the "Big Bang Theory" promo team.  We rode the ferris wheel, which I didn't enjoy because I have a fear of heights but someone made me get on it anyway.  Next, we ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp!  I've lived in LA all my life, and I just never went in there to eat.  For seafood, we grew up going to the seafood marketplace at the Redondo Beach pier.  That's still the best.  I enjoy straight up seafood, just plain steamed.  But since we were in Santa Monica, we decided to finally try Bubba Gump.  It was really good and fun!  I got a light up cup and all.  And you know, Forrest Gump is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.  I reference it a lot anyways.  It was such a lovely day.  Can't believe it's already September!


  1. OMG, I can't believe that was your 1st time @ Bubba Gump... My cousin and I go every summer. It's fun to go to tourist spots in our own backyard:)

  2. Yeah! I can't believe it either! But it will be our new summer tradition now. It is fun to do tourist-y things on home turf. Thanks for the comment!