Up early for a trip to Santa Monica and Venice Beach today. The weather still isn't the best (certainly not swimming weather) but at least it wasn't raining. Took the free shuttle bus and spent the morning on the Santa Monica pier, before walking to Venice Beach after lunch. It was really quiet due to the weather so there really wasn't much to do. We headed back to Santa Monica to catch the bus back to Hollywood but we kept missing it! Not sure I like the bus system here.
Took an hour to get back to Hollywood and as soon as we got off on Santa Monica Blvd and La Brea we were surrounded by cop cars and a helicopter hovering above. Turns out someone held up a Target store so they were blocking off both roads around that area. Needless to say we quickly headed away from the situation. Walking further up La Brea we stumbled across High Voltage Tattoo aka LA Ink - wasn't close enough to see if Kat was working, but I thought it was pretty cool either way!!!