After lunch with Jam -- I checked out of the hotel, left my bags there, and took a walk down to the beach. On my way, I received a text message from Mike -- a friend of a friend from Denver, CO! Mike has lived in Bali for the past 3 years or so... and it was great to meet up with him too!
Mike took me around to a few different spots in the Kuta-Legian-Seminyak area and they were all great! ...It makes such a difference while traveling to meet up with someone who knows the area and can show you the great spots. :)