Whoever decided it would be a wonderful idea to put a ferris wheel out past the shore of the pacific ocean ought to go down in history. It’s rare that I return to a tourist trap twice, but ferris wheels are the exception to the rule. There are two especially close to my heart, the Grande Roue de Paris included. But with most Ferris Wheels first time or not, there’s rarely a good excuse not to ride one with someone you love. The ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier is is the second one, and I’ll ride every time I come back to California, staring up and down the coast trying to put down the camera to take it all in. I can’t always manage to do that though, so this time here’s some pictures to share with you…more to come from California this week!