The color blue is what I think of when I remember the beachfront city Santa Monica in California.

Patrick's Roadhouse

Lunch at Patrick’s Roadhouse

Patrick's Roadhouse out

Patrick’s Roadhouse

Sta Monica beach right

Santa Monica beach. Take note of the bluff

Sta Monica beach stretch

The beach as seen from a ferris wheel

Sta Monica inn

Four Sisters Inn living room

Sta Monica bubba gump

Police ready to surf, if necessary

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Four Sisters Inn

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Our room has its own balcony

Sta Monica pacific park

Santa Monica Pier

Sta Monica Pacific park bubba gump

Hula hoop to attract customers to Bubba Gump

Sta Monica pacific park2

Pacific Park

Sta Monica pastel

Restaurants, shops and fortune-tellling

The skies and sea were blue, the façade of Four Sisters Inn, a top bed and breakfast, where we stayed was a blueberry color, and our matching clothes were light blue stripes.

Santa Monica ended our monthlong roadtrip in the USA in July 2012, making us feel also rather blue.

The memories of Santa Monica were warm and nice.

The long walk in the beach, the kids’ laughter at the funfair in the pier, the pastel colored buildings by the pier.

Santa Monica is near the more popular beach city Malibu, but I like Santa Monica better.

Santa Monica is home to many Hollywood stars and executives. The beaches in California are actually so-so. Not exactly what you can call paradise. But the nice thing is that a city has a beach.

Universal Music has its headquarter here. I am mentioning this because I recently interviewed a Universal-signed artist in Sweden, Jens Hult. Universal Music is the largest music corporation in the world. It is represented in around 70 countries.

We did not walk deep into the shopping districts. We simply enjoyed the beach, the pier and the relaxing inn.

Besides, for a three-day stay at Four Sisters Inn we paid 7000 crowns, or 1000 dollars. We might as well enjoy some time there. A pity though that the jacuzzi then was out-of-function.