Last year I spent two weeks traveling from Vegas to San Francisco via LA with one of my oldest chums. It was my first trip to the West Coast and an incredible adventure!
One day we caught the bus from Hollywood down to Santa Monica and walked along the sand to Venice Beach. It’s always interesting when you’ve seen a place on television countless times and think you know what to expect.
I can’t say it wasn’t what I expected… sun, sea, sand and beautiful people! But the reputation of “LA” as the glamorous home of the rich and famous is so powerful, that to experience the reality for the first time is almost an inevitable disappointment. It’s like reading a great book and creating complex scenes and characters in your own imagination, then seeing the film.
Having said that, I can’t deny it was still very cool to be strolling along the “Baywatch” beach! : )