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So long Santa Monica ...

 For my last weekend in SoCal we headed to Santa Monica and visited a different not so touristy part.  We came across one of the city's community gardens (Located on Main between Strand & Hollister which was founded in 1976.
 Santa Monica was one of the first places I visited when my family moved to Los Angeles from El Salvador so it was fitting that it was my last outing before we move to Monterey this thursday. 
 This laundromat or "laundry lounge" rather, caught my eye because it was so happy.   Wouldn't you want to do laundry at "Bubble Beach"!
On a random but related note, I always think about the show Three's Company when I visit Santa Monica.  It was one of my favorite shows as a kid.  I know it was not exactly a kid show but I thought it was hilarious and loved the fact that they lived by the beach.  Well after our stroll we did not hit "The Regal Beagle" but did stop by a pub called "Library Alehouse" that I recommend for their great variety of beers ( if you like beer!)


Cat & Cricket said...

What fun!! would love to own those vintage signs!!

anita said...

fun pics of the "real side" of santa monica life. i can see how much of the surf has been there for many many years, by the vintage signs, i love it!!!

i spent my early teen years in monterey, it holds wonderful memories, i cant wait to hear your new adventures!

Desert Dreaming said...

Wonderful pictures...just want to wish you nothing but the best in ALL your new adventures. I love your posts the way you get the most out of every second of life, and with them, we get to enjoy that spirit also. You seem like such a sweet person, you deserve all the happiness that is about to come your way. Can't wait to see your future posts. And, thank you so much for the kind words you wrote on my page the other day.



becky said...

Love Santa Monica...and what a fresh-eyed view you give us here!

Happy movin' on!

Ms. Givens said...

I love dark beer.
Lovely pics!
Have a wonderful week friend!

Seaside Style said...

Hey Laura, checking in to say hi. big news you are moving esp. seaside! Whoo hoo! Love the signs, anything vintage rocks!

Love of the Sea said...

I love Santa Monica. Such a beautiful place. Good luck on your move. Seaside sounds like a great place for sealaura's headquarters.

Cindy Whitehead said...

that is socool that SM wa sthe fisrt placed you lived when you came to the USA. The library alehouse is my husbands fave place for fish and chips + beer (-: Have a great trip to your new home and new adventures!!

Everything Coastal said...

Wait a sec - did you say that you are moving to Monterey??

Yay!!! You will be so much closer -


beachcomber sydney australia said...

cute photos!