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A Day off Work in Santa Monica CA

A Day off Work in Santa Monica CA

 

One of the things I like about being in Carlsbad is the close proximity to things we enjoy doing, like visiting Los Angeles (dining, the grandkids, art).

 

Sail boat in Santa MonicaWe took some rare time off and went to Santa Monica last Friday, returning Sunday afternoon (for a client walk-through!).

 

We stayed a few blocks from the beach and Saturday morning took off for our habitual walk, this time to the Santa Monica beach down Pico Boulevard past Cha Cha Chicken.

 

There was nothing on the agenda other than taking the whole afternoon to visit with our grandkids, daughter and son-in-law. It was so rare to not have a full schedule planned out, with the time to do whatever we wanted...and not feeling obligated to be on the phone, on email, or doing chores and errands around the house.

 

One Pico at Shutters on the Beach in Santa MonicaThe beach allows me to really relax, enjoy sights, sounds, and smells, and appreciate the beauty of the area we live in. And so we did...but then hunger struck and we had to decide where to fulfill that need.

 

Shutters on the Beach (at left), and their restaurant One Pico with views of the beach right outside the windows, was the perfect solution.

 

Terrific food (my lobster caesar salad, below, was outstanding) and great service rounded out a perfect summar Saturday morning in Santa Monica.

 

Lobster Caesar Salad at One Pico at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica

 

View from One Pico in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Pier

Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica

Airplane signage over Santa Monica Beach

Parasailing by Santa Monica beach

 

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