"Dollar dollar bill y'all!!"
Today we decided to get away from Venice Beach, which we've found to be very rundown and definitely not as glamourous as in the movies! There are a lot of crazy people along the beach front, and trolleys with homeless people sleeping in them are everywhere. We caught the bus to Santa Monica, and went on the Ferris Wheel on the pier, which provided beautiful views of the coastline and LA. There are also some really nice shops along the boulevard, which was quite dangerous considering we are travelling and supposed to be limiting our spending - although I did make a small purchase in Abercrombie and Fitch!
In the evening we went back to Santa Monica for dinner and to watch 'PS I love You'. We wanted to experience a real-American cinema, but it wasn't all that different from England! We also went to Hooters tonight for drinks, which was an eye-opener. Very surreal drinking a Martini amidst so many men - kind of like Sex and the City croessed with Coyote Ugly!