The first stop on our journeys around Southern California was the century old Santa Monica Pier, located at the bottom of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and the end of Route 66.
For La Niña, this was the place where Lily had her 16th birthday party in the Hannah Montana Movie. So, she danced, she sang, and she did her best to enjoy every aspect of the beautiful beach.
Of course, the rides in Pacific Park on the Pier (say that 10 times fast) were pretty cool to a 5-year old adrenaline junky who did the Pacific Plunge dozens of times… long after I bailed. And, much too the delight of other riders, the operator often gave into her high pitched screams of again again again again again and gave everyone extra time on the ride whenever it was her turn.