A foggy day in Santa Monica

Today I drove into the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles to pick up the freshly printed ISU shirts. After approving the test print, I had a few hours to kill while the shop finished the rest of the run, so I headed to nearby Santa Monica. A heavy layer of fog coated the cliffs above the Pacific Coast Highway.

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The famous pier sign, installed in 1941.

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Fog as far as the eye can see.

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Not many people on the beach this morning.

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The sweeping staircase leading to the bridge and up the cliffs.

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Gnarled tree trunks show the passage of time.

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Even on a foggy, gray day, The Georgian Hotel can’t help but boisterously announce itself. Built as a showcase of art deco design in 1933, the hotel immediately became a luminous jewel of the Hollywood crowd. The hotel stands near the end of Route 66, the famous road leading from Santa Monica to Chicago. When Lori and I moved to California, we drove across the country and briefly made a detour onto Route 66. We got lost and probably traveled back into time, but that’s a tale for another day.

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