The Boardwalk is filled with all sorts of people: break dancers, a 70-year-old clown, quirky creatives, “green” doctors, guitar player, and tourists galore. We hadn’t planned on spending Thanksgiving evening at Venice Beach, but that’s where we’d ended up. Seated at an ocean-facing cafe, we ordered sides of chewy calamari, deep-fried jalapenos, and guac ‘n chips. we cheered to a spectacular sunset with too-sweet mixed drinks. It was pretty close to perfect.