Monday, September 1, 2014

The biking enthusiasts

Biking San Gabriel River

Yesterday, I showed you the casual biker at Wilderness Park. (See Simple pleasures.) The more serious bikers ride the San Gabriel River bike trail that, for a short distance, runs beside the park next to the San Gabriel riverbed.

Biking San Gabriel River

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Simple pleasures

Bike rider at Wilderness Park

Today was a beautiful day for the park. And what better place for a bike ride than the path around the lakes at Wilderness Park.

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
~ John F. Kennedy

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sounds of America

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Last Wednesday evening the City of Downey put on a rooftop event on the top level of the parking structure behind the Krikorian Theater. It was the first in the rooftop concert series. The Swing Kings Band played music from the 40s. After the performance, a special screening of the movie Grease was shown.

I thought it was a great venue. You get to enjoy an evening above the town, watching the sun set, listening to music....does it get much better than this? Go to the city link to find out information about the next rooftop concert.

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rugrats at the dentist

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My dentist isn't just for kids, but they keep the kids happy (and the parents too) in the waiting room.

Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you.
~Soupy Sales

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The big kiss

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I wanted to do one more picture from Ireland today. This is me kissing the Blarney Stone. Some in our group didn't want to kiss this stone because of having to lean over backwards, while others didn't because they felt it was too full of germs from all the other kisses. But it was on my "bucket list" and so I did it.

Oh, by the way, I now have the gift of eloquence, so there was a reward for my effort. Click here to learn more about the whole Blarney Castle experience.

What have you checked off your bucket list lately?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bridge work

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The city is doing work on Firestone Boulevard on the bridge that passes over the San Gabriel River. They have closed half of the bridge while they rebuild that half. The other half is for traffic. That's six lanes of traffic down to two lanes. What a gridlock during rush hours.

P1040673They seem to be moving along quite well, though. The entire project is due for completion in June 2015. Go here to see a fuller project description. You need to scroll down a little to get to the bridge article.

The Wise Guys....Big Band fun

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The Wise Guys were the band for the final Wednesday night Concerts in the Park at Furman. They were a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed their version of "Mack the Knife"!

Not only was their music great, they were fun to watch too!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

A hole in two

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Golf N' Stuff is a family-friendly amusement park that provides the perfect way to spend the evening after a hot summer day. It's almost as colorful at night as the Magic Kingdom!

Golf N StuffThe shot at left was a hole in two. We also had three holes in one—and our share of 6's. (There are probably official golf names for those kinds of scores, but I don't know them.)

It was a fun evening!