The return flight was fairly smooth, what little I remember of it. I slept most of the way from LAX to STL, and got into Columbia about 8:15pm.
Tuesday dinner was at Buca di Beppo's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica. We were a block from the ocean, but it was too dark to see anything. The only clue was complete darkness looking west. Our time was pretty much totally taken up with conference things, and I had no time to take in any local sights.