I feel like I’ve been blogging about this West Coast trip for months! This will be the last California post, I promise.  With an extremely early morning flight out of LAX, Manhattan Beach made for a convenient and beautiful final stop.

Below is a chandy in the lobby of the Shade Hotel. We attempted check-in, but there was booking error and we found ourselves re-settled in a beautiful room at The Beach House – Hermosa Beach.

On the pier in Hermosa Beach

I already mentioned how much D loves jumping on a beach cruiser.

We could see a bike shop from our room and the inn offered a discount on hourly rentals.

We rode north for about 6 miles.
It was a gorgeous Monday afternoon. Despite the perfect weather, I suppose most people were at work because it was rather quiet on the Strand.

Many thanks to our California hosts: Ed, Tatsuko, Bill, Darrilyn, Steven, Nancy, Geoff, Andrew, Jeff, Erin, Penn, Wendy and Brendan. Our trip wouldn’t have been the same without you.

If you want to catch up on all the posts from our Southern California vacation, you can start here >>