She went out onto the pier to take a bunch of pictures and I waiting with the bikes, and when she returned we headed towards Venice Beach. I told her to stop and take pictures of anything she found interesting, so we did stop a lot. We were thinking of possibly going up onto the Santa Monica Pier, but when we got there decided we would make a decision on the way back down. We were feeling hungry and had our stomachs set on corn dogs from the Watch By the Bay eatery at the bike path end on Temescal Canyon. So we trudged on, glad to finally make it.
When we got to the path end, we met a man who was probably in his 60's and not in the best of shape, but he had his bike fully loaded and was headed either up to Sacramento or San Francisco. I wish I had taken his picture and interviewed him a little. He said he wanted to go across the USA next year. Good for him. He did realize, however, that even for this short journey he had over-packed and was looking to off-load some of his stuff when he got to his sister's house on the first night.
Lisa and I each ordered a corn dog plus shared some chili cheese fries, and we took a rest, being 18 miles into our journey.
|Lisa taking pictures at Will Rogers State Beach at the the north end of the bike path by Temescal Canyon.|
|At the marina|
We stopped at Essential Chocolate Desserts on the way back for some French macarons and drinks. She got a Sprite and I got a vanilla malt. Her macarons were pistachio, lemon, and chocolate. I got a blueberry lavender and a pistachio. Pistachio is still my favorite.
|One pistachio macaron left. No, it's not macaroon like those coconut things.|