We spent our morning on the Santa Monica beach, eating ice cream for breakfast on the pier, walking around picking up mussels, watching little monkey children swing around, and napping. Of course we had no sunscreen, so I got burned on my arms, thighs and face a bit. Nothing too bad though, totally worth it! After that, I took Haley to In-N-Out burger :O I had been craving In-N-Out for years, and this summer I’ll definitely be addicted! I decided to pretend to be a pro, so I ordered off the secret menu. The food was just as amazing as I remembered it to be! We then checked into a hotel room, took showers and then passed out! We slept until about 8 P.M., which was incredible. We woke up and tried to catch the sunset on the beach, but missed it by about 2 minutes. After that, we realized we were starving yet again, so we went to Siam’s Best, a Thai restaurant a block from our hotel. The service here wasn’t great, but my theory is that meal time conversation is important in Thailand (this theory is not based on any factual evidence). I had never tried hot Sake before, so I ordered some. It basically tasted like hot white wine, with more of a rice-y taste. I’d drink it again, but I won’t go out of my way for it. We ordered a ton of food: roasted duck curry, vegetable dumplings, papaya salad, sake, jasmine tea and miso soup. The miso soup was definitely the highlight of my day. And not because it tasted good (which it did), but because it was served in a “Hot Pot.” As I looked at the menu, I decided that a Hot Pot sounded like the coolest possible serving dish I’d heard of. I began imagining what it could possibly be, a cauldron being the best guess I could come up with. When our waitress brought it to the table, my suspicions were confirmed. It looked like a metal sombrero filled with miso soup. The best part? There was a four foot open flame spewing from the top of it. This was the most dangerous dish I had ever been served. Epic meal time. We ate a good bit of the food, and got the rest to go. After our great Thai meal, we decided to go on a scenic drive and take in our surroundings… from the mountains. So we headed toward Beverly Hills. We went through the hills, and up into the mountains, stopping at scenic overlooks to see the beautiful cityscapes. We saw some crazy houses too. The mountain road was very windy, with lots of tight corners, so it was fun to drive, but a bit scary at the same time. We went through the Hollywood Hills as well. It’s worth mentioning that at every scenic overlook, there were high school kids making out in cars. Which was hilarious. After our tour, we headed back to the hotel. Once we got back to the hotel, we drank a beer, watched an episode of Family Guy and passed out. Sleep. Finally.