My husband and I are recently retired teachers living in Racine in SE WI. Our son and his fiancee live at 2419 S. Barrington in LA. He works for Digital Domain ((website hidden) "Jack Kasprzak"). My sister in law is traveling with us. We've visited the area several times - have always stayed in hotels before. We're especially fond of Venice and want s-i-l to experience the beach and canal community. And Flake. We LOVE Flake. We're quiet sorts, into cooking and gardening.