Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fleas and Trees in August

Back in August, we visited the Rose Bowl flea market with Armilyn's parents and cousin Joanne who was visiting from Michigan. Surprisingly, I have never been to the Rose Bowl, even though I have lived in Southern California all my life and been to Pasadena a number of times.

It was a very spur of the moment trip, and we arrived an hour before closing time, so it was kind of a mad dash looking for the arts & crafts section Joanne wanted to see.

Joanne ready to go in

Alex and I taking a break after going around the Rose Bowl on a hot afternoon

The following week, we went to the Peter and Mary Muth Interprative Center in Upper Newport Bay. It's a free science center at the uppermost point of the bay and you can hike or bike on various trails that lead off from the center. It provides a gorgeous view of the upper bay and you can pretend for a moment that you are not in the middle of an urban area--until a jet that just took off from John Wayne Airport flies overhead. There's a lot of wetlands, grasses, brush and a few trees.

Reflections of the ones I love

Alex wants to head into the river

I think the authorities would frown if we grabbed some tubes and floated down river.

Click on the picture to see the full panorama

1 comment:

Spence Ohana said...

Nah you guys should've went tubing down the river!