I think this is Laurie's favorite trip so far as she got to spend 25 hours in California. She even got to spend that time with one of her ex-roommates. They walked along the beach and the checked out the stores. Great weather, Pacific Ocean, I'm jealous. The back of the postcard says "Venice's wide sandy beaches seperate the not so calm Pacific Ocean from Ocean Front Walk. The Santa Monica Mountains rim the North end of the bay."