Anniversary Weekend pt 2: Malibu wanderings

Picking up where we left off.  

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I love driving down the 1.  I’m not sure what the proper punctuation is for that.  Is it The 1, the One, the 1?  Anyway.  CA SR 1 is fantastic and gorgeous.  

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Our stretch was mountains on one side and beach on the other.  Can’t beat that.

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I’m jealous of these little houses every time we drive by them.

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We stopped at Neptune’s Net based of the recommendation of a fisherman/foodie/attorney friend of mine.  I’m normally wary of roadside seafood in CA, but he’s good with these things.

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Every time we’ve driven by in the past, this place is always teeming with bikers.  They must give them free food or something.  It’s a motorcycle haven, which is pretty cool.

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Most of the menu sounded awesome, but we settled on a bowl of clam chowder (shoutout to Yelp for the recommendation) and the shrimp, fish, and crab cake combo.  Mmmm 

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We sat outside on the patio.  This was the view from our table.

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And this was our super delicious lunch.  Those shrimp were fantastic.  And the clam chowder was just as good as yelp had let on.  And mega thick.  I’m glad we only had the little bowl we had.  I don’t know if I could have managed more in one sitting, and we were splitting.  It was that rich.

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Gratuitous shots of the motorcycle parking lot, which lines the front of the restaurant.

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We’ll be back, Neptune’s.

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More crazy fog by the beach   

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Where are you, Incubus fans? A friend told me Incubus named their best album ever (yes, it is) after this street in Malibu, and I took a hurried picture as we drove by, as it took me by surprise. Awesomeness.

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It finally cleared up some

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more gratuitous Malibu shots out of a dirty windshield.  So glamourous haha

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We made it to this little shopping center in Malibu full of fancy shots for my fishing/foodie/attorney friend’s second recommendation: Grom.

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It was expensive gelato, but the girl inside was super friendly and let us sample pretty much every flavor before deciding.

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After a lot of sampling/deliberation, we went split the ciocolato fondente, tirimisu, and the bacio.  It was deadly and so effing delicious. 

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Gratuitous car shots from the parking lot, just for my sister, who’s a car junkie.  

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More shots from the drive home

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another awesome hillside

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And would you believe, we spotted this little vintage porsche in the parking lot at Grom as we were showing up, and it ended up behind/next to us the whole drive home: down the coast, through Brentwood, and to Westwood, only losing us when we finally turned onto our street.  Craziness.

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And here’s a shot of Ryan’s new knife, because I forgot it in my other post.  He’s quite fond of it.

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