The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

February 8, 2017 by David Herd

A personal photo collection, not a travel blog.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles were regular stop off points for me between 1998 & 2005 on my way to Rio di Janeiro. My inspiration to pull out these old (poor quality early digital) photos came from watching Billy Bob Thornton in the series Goliath, which of course was shot in Santa Monica.

My great friend Denise McKay

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Denise was the main reason to stop in L.A., we met when she was living on the Gold Coast & continued our friendship for a number of years after she moved back to the U.S.A.

Venice Beach

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Sadly this mural is not there anymore however the photo remains a favourite of mine.

Denise dressed to blend in with the wall. 🙂

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

She is one of those ladies who always looks terrific,

Lunch at Fisherman’s wharf Marina Del Ray

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

We had the restaurant to ourselves. 🙂

At least it will wash of in a week or so.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

The only tattoos I like are the ones that wash off. 🙂

 Rodeo Drive

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

I can’t remember where I parked my car.

Oh! here is is. 🙂

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Yellow matches my Mercedes Sports at home. 🙂

Wiltshire Boulevard

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Classy neighbourhood & classy lady. 🙂

 Back to Santa Monica

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Outside the New York Deli which was one of my favourite places to eat, sadly I believe it closed in 2010.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles featuring the Central Garden at the Getty Center

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

There were more than 500 varieties of plants used in the landscaping of the Central Garden.

Patrezia from Salerno

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

We hooked up with this crazy Italian lady from Salerno, she was a lot ot fun. 🙂

Denise & Petrezia

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

We had a bit to talk about as it was only a year ago when I was in Salerno.

Farewell from Santa Monica in February 1999.

Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

Had a great time with Denise in Santa Monica now it was time to head to Rio di Janeiro for Carnival. Thanks for visiting my Santa Monica Rodeo Drive Los Angeles photo blog.

             

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