We ended our day at the Santa Monica Pier.
It was cold and dark, and the amusement park had already shut down,
but it was still cool to see the Pacific Ocean up close. (It's also nice to know we've seen both the Atlantic and Pacific in the same year!)
While we waited for the band kids to arrive, Katie and I hung out at an arcade. The girl pwns me at air hockey. After playing for a while, we noticed the swarm of band kids had arrived. Right outside the arcade we saw Ryan and got to give him a big hug. Then he was off to have dinner with his friends.
After seeing the ocean and feeling the sand, we were good to go. Next stop: K&D's wonderful home.