We decided to drive through Hollywood, though we didn't stop. Apparently the last time Steve saw Hollywood he didn't get a good view of the famous Hollywood sign & needed to remedy that. He did, and then he was ready to move on.
Off to Santa Monica we went. We found parking right off the pier for $7. There were plenty of people there, so we were sure we wouldn't find any treasures along the beach. Alyssa was the first one to find an intact sand dollar! A tiny, intact sand dollar! She proceeded to find two more tiny little sand dollars; the smallest one was almost identical in size to a dime, with the others slightly larger. Shanan & I also found a larger, intact sand dollar each, and Steve once again watched the two little ones have a blast covering themselves and everything around them with sand. Jake flirted with some more Asians and got his picture taken, something that seems to happen a fair amount on these travels;.I think it must be a cultural thing.
We walked out on the pier and watched a beautiful sunset. Plenty of people watching to do here! Plenty of street performers, too! Fun times were had here in Santa Monica!