a few weeks ago, we wanted delicious breakfast sandwhiches, but they were a little out of our way. so we decided to head up there anyway and make a day of it. venice was fun. it was fun to walk down the boardwalk and see all the street vendor's wares, watch the skateboarders and surfboarders, and play on the playground at the beach. we had a blast. but one can only take so much weed smell! so it made me really glad of where we live. if venice was the closest beach to us, i don't think i would ever go without john. i'm so glad we live in such a family-friendly, beautiful area, and i can take the girls for a mid-week dig in the sand anytime. we are living the dream.