On the Road: Christmas at the Beach

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Today we're sharing some photos of our favorite place at Christmastime. The South Bay at Christmas isn't your typical Christmas setting, but it's still very charming. Here's the Manhattan Beach Pier all decorated for the holidays:

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Manhattan's neighbor, Hermosa Beach, has a large Christmas tree on their pier.

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I love the shell ornament!

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It always surprises me to see roses blooming in December. Here's one in Joan's backyard in 2010:

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Also, in Joan's backyard, oranges...

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And flowering Jade...

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The views from Palos Verdes are spectacular all year round, but they are serene in December:

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La Venta Inn, which is located next door to Elsie's old home:

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The sunsets are always showstoppers:

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It is far from traditional, but California isn't a bad place to be at Christmastime!

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All photos taken in 2010 during this trip.