When a friend’s plane was delayed two hours, we had time to kill before picking them up from LAX. Instead of camping out* at a Starbucks, we went to the beach.
Dockweiler State Beach is less than a ten minute drive from LAX. Had I thought ahead, we would have brought all the fixings for dinner because this is one of the few beaches that allow bonfires. As it was, we relaxed as airplanes sore overhead. When would the plane be holding our friend? In the mean time, I raced the surf and collected sea shells.
* I understand that the expression “camping out” can be taken quite literally when referring to us, but this was meant in the metaphorical sense.