I told Denis I wanted to do something touristy yesterday in LA. He suggested a trip to Long Beach. It sounded fun.
We first went to visit the Queen Mary ship. It’s an old ocean liner ship that has been retired and is now a tourist attraction. We didn’t go in; we just looked at it from the shore:
Across the bay was downtown Long Beach.
It was only a quick drive across a bridge to get to Long Beach, where we walked around some shops. It was a really nice day – cool and sunny.
We figured we should go to the actual beach, so we went driving in search of a place to park. We found a lot right next to the sand.
Off to the right of that picture is a tiny island. There were three of them just a small distance from the shore. The nearest one had buildings on it that looked kind of like hotels.
I wondered what they were, so I looked them up. It turns out, they aren’t what they seem. They’re oil rigs. They’re disguised to help keep the area beautiful. Interesting!