Have you ever had one of those experiences when you just can't help but smile? At the suggestion of some of my friends, Brian and I took some time away from business on a business trip and drove out to Santa Monica, California. This is one of those iconic places that I have heard about all my life and decided the time was right to judge its charm for myself.
It is beautiful in a simplistic sort of way. It wasn't crowded. And the bikes were calling to us. Thankfully it is true that once you learn to ride a bike, it always comes back to you. Brian figured he hadn't been on a bike since his mission days but being a good sport was up for the challenge.