The last time I told you a little of my time in the States was in my post Sharing Photos Is Best Done With Flickr where I told you about my time at Santa Monica Beach which just happens to be at the end of the famous Route 66. From there we went to another famous beach, Venice Beach which I found very interesting.
As we walked along Venice Boardwalk it was almost like being immersed into one of those Hollywood movies I love to watch on TV. It was full of colourful characters as well as many interesting stalls. Something that literally knocked my socks off was the Kush Doctors of which there were several on the boardwalk. You’re going to love this. Apparently if you go to one of these doctors complaining of a bad back or something they’re quite happy to prescribe some marijuana tom ease the pain. You see, as long as you have a prescription it’s quite legal to use dope.
Muscle Beach Gym was one of the sites I really wanted to see while there, probably because I used to work out in my younger days and some of the Muscle magazines I used to read wrote about some of the famous body builders that used to work out there, specifically Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Unfortunately there was only one guy working out and he definitely was no Hulk.
I mentioned the interesting characters, well here is a photo of a couple of musicians that posed with my wife Anna. We bought a CD from each of them and I have to admit although they didn’t look like much the music on them was really quite good.
Probably one of the most interesting character, sorry no photo, was this bloke who was walking around holding this sign saying that for twenty bucks he was willing to let anyone take a swing at him. Perhaps he was looking for an excuse to see those Kush doctors :smile1_ee:
There was actually quite a lot to see as well as a lot of merchandise available for sale including didgeridoos. Now what’s with that, they can’t find enough American souvenirs they had to resort to selling Aussie stuff? My only regret was we didn’t stay there longer so that we could have really soaked up the atmosphere. If you’re ever in California I recommend you do more than just a casual visit to Venice Beach.
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