I'm just getting around to posting a few pictures from a business trip to the LA area (Long Beach specifically) way back in May. The pictures are from the couple hours I took in the evenings for sight seeing. All in all, it was a good trip, though I'd be perfectly happy never passing through LA International Airport again. First comes a few pictures from Shoreline Park, in Long Beach. It's on the southern part of town, where a river meets the ocean. The Queen Mary dominates the riverside, and there are lots of trails, palm trees, and restaurants. The second set is from Sunset Beach. It was apparently a bit early in the season still, and it was relatively chilly and windy. It was pretty empty, with more of last year's litter than people. Even so, there was a dolphin, and a pair of determined surfers in the water. Next is Huntington Beach. This day was much warmer, and so there were lots more people. Given the crowd there already, I can't imagine what it would be like in the height of summer. The pier was nice, with almost as many fishing lines dangling from it as there were people on it. Even those hooks didn't seem to deter the surfers. It was warm enough to stay for a nice sunset, and a couple beers at the Huntington Beach Beer Company (I'd recommend both the beer, and the fish and chips). The timing of this post is a bit odd, since, as most of you probably know, I've been laid off from GE. The situation isn't too bad, though, because I've already accepted an offer of a position at another company. More on that later. Hope everybody is having a nice summer. HUGOMORE42