SATURDAY SNAPSHOTFor this week's Saturday Snapshot I'm posing right where Route 66 officially ends on the Santa Monica Pier. Historic Route 66 has been the backdrop for dozens of scenes in books and movies.
including the classic Grapes of Wrath. Mark shot that picture of me while we were waiting for a table at Bubba Gumps. We didn't mean to go to Bubba Gumps, we wanted to eat at the restaurant that used to be there. The Boathouse. It used to be the kind of place where you could get a burger or fish and chips and a nice cold beer. But it seems to have changed in tone over the years and the city of Santa Monica decided that beer drinking and loud music weren't quite in keeping with the kind of mega-tourist trade the beachside town wants to encourage. Bubbas is.