Santa Monica Pier
The next day, we went to the Santa Monica Pier. Now THAT is a fun place! We got Ashton and Druw passes to ride all the carnival rides and they LOVED it. Emmy was also very good and patient as she watched her brother have all the fun and be completely spoiled. We ate at Hot Dog on a Stick, very yummy, and then took the kids back for more rides. By about 3 o’clock, they were pretty tired but we had tickets to go on the Ferris Wheel. You can’t go to the pier and not go on the Ferris Wheel, right? Even before we got on it, I knew I hated Ferris Wheels, but Ashton really loves the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and there is a Ferris Wheel on it all the time and he was so excited about it, blah blah blah. If we had gone earlier in the day, or if our kids were not alive yet, it MIGHT have been fun. But we were stuck on that stinking thing for FIVE HOURS (When we got off and looked at the time it had only been about 20 minutes but it sure felt like five hours), with two very tired kids crying the whole time. The view was gorgeous and at least we can say we have been on it, but NEVER AGAIN!!!!!