So you may have noticed something a little different today.
That’s right. I finally went on vacation… and I’m actually (kind of) taking it. Several friends were kind enough to take up the pen and submit some guest comics/art and today we start with a Fanservice of Travinity… by the one and only Katgirl. She did apologize for the lack of color, but the trip we’re on has actually been eating all her time.
Today went swimmingly, I got up at 2 am, showered and finished packing the car by 2.45 am. We were out the door and on our way to Los Angeles (leaving our roommate and house kitties behind). We took our sweet time and finally arrived (after a couple stops, a quick nap and some breakfast) sometime around 9.30am. Since we couldn’t check in until 3pm, I thought it would be brilliant to go to the Santa Monica Pier. We wandered around the beach, ate some lunch and bummed around.
- the huge number of children boogieboarding through the surf and crashing into other people
- the 2 lifeguards: one of them overtanned, rather stocky and hairy. the other, tall, young and in shape… and of course the unending stream of women wanting to pose for photos with him.
- The Epic old woman made of creaky bones and leather, wearing a turquoise blue sundress. We saw her perhaps 5 times over the course of the day, and she was trukking around the pier with a cane in hand, pulling her little cart beside her. Man, she was everywhere, and something about her indomitable 4 foot 8 inch frame was undeniably cool.
- The volunteer-run local wildlife aquarium and the critters they had in there… of course, I took some photos.