SANTA MONICA - Two of the stars of The Vampire Dairies took advantage of the beautiful February springtime weather and visited the Santa Monica Pier.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder spent the afternoon enjoying themselves after having spent seven days in a row on the set of their hit television show.
The lovely couple rode the 1922 carousel which legend has it is the park ride where Lucille Ball's and Desi Arnaz' son Desidero Alberto Arnaz, IV, aka little "Ricky" was conceived back on April 19, 1952.
Noted carousel expert, Wolfgang Ruckleheimer said that he has written three books on the subject of carousels. His first was Round and Round and Round - My Infatuation With Carousels.
Ruckleheimer's second carousel book was The Real Reason That Every Carousel In The World Spins Around Counter-Clockwise, and the third book was The Truth Is Out - Lucy and Ricky Vavavoomed On The Santa Monica Pier Carousel.
Nina had heard the story about the stars of the old I Love Lucy comedy show and she has always wanted to ride it. Ian confessed that he had not only never heard about the story but he commented that he had never heard of Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, little "Ricky," or the word vavavoomed.
After riding the carousel Nina and Ian went to the park aquarium were kids between the ages of 2 and 12 can ride the 2,000 pound killer whale, feed the more than 87 porpoises, and gently and quickly as hell pet the hammerhead sharks.
After spending about 45 minutes watching the kids pet the hammerheads, with no incident to speak of, the two decided to take a stroll underneath the pier.
A park lifeguard reportedly overheard Ian ask Nina if she wanted to nuzzle. She giggled and said that she would love too since riding the 1922 carousel for 20 minutes had made her dizzy, unbalanced, and horny.
The Santa Monica Pier is open 364 days a year. It is closed on Feb. 13, Vasco Da Gama Day.