We continued down highway 101 to Malibu where we met Gail and her daughter at Neptune's Net, a casual seafood restaurant by the ocean on the Los Angeles County -- Ventura County border.
After lunch we went to a hip and a half location, Abbot Kinney Blvd, which is near Venice Beach. (For younger readers, Venice Beach is where Romy and Michelle lived in LA.)
We really enjoyed our time with Gail and Shelby (future MMA champion -- I kid you not, as Jack P used to say). Thank you to them for a wonderful lunch and a taste of LA.
We then headed across town in rush hour traffic to Dodger Stadium.
We made it.
View of downtown LA from the Dodger stadium parking lot.
We bought two $20 tickets and made it inside the park just in time for the National Anthem.
Umpires meeting with the managers before the game.
When the Dodgers take the field, 9 little kids accompany them to their positions, get a ball or a glove signed and run off the field. It is a great way to start a game.
Here is the first pitch. The pitcher, Chad Billingsley pitched a complete game shutout.
Here is the wave coming at us.