Sharon, Jack, Morgan and I caught a morning flight to Southern California. We are spending a couple of nights at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey. We got to the hotel before noon and dropped the car.
Much to Jack's chagrin, we walked to the Venice Beach Pier and had lunch at Mercede's Cuban Grill (I later measured this at more than a mile.) We walked out on the Venice Pier and then wandered North along the waterfront past Muscle Beach. Morgan and Sharon scouted the shops with the intention of coming back later. Eventually, we caught a taxi back to the hotel.
We spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out at the pool swimming in the pool and sitting in the spa.
For dinner, we went to the Jer-ne Restaurant in the hotel. Sharon was initially a little disappointed in the selection on the menu, but the food, the presentation and the service turned out to be excellent. Sharon got a couple of presentation ideas for future dinner parties!