My wife and I went down to San Diego California for a convention. We stayed at the Bayview Sheraton Hotel and this was our view each day. San Diego is just over 100 miles south of Downey, but it is much cooler due to the ocean effect.
Looking out over our balcony, this was our nighttime view. I thought, "San Diego has the most colorful night skyline I've ever seen."
San Diego, where else can you look out your balcony and see a wedding party being photographed next to the bay?
Some years ago there was a Wendy's commercial depicting two elderly ladies getting a hamburger from a fast food restaurant. When they lifted the four inch bun they found a one inch patty. Their reply was, "Where's the beef?". I feel that way when I drive by the future site of Promenade at Downey.
Ground was broken Last November after all the buildings were demolished. That's the ground up dust of the building cement in the background. I thought once you broke ground the buildings would start to take form. The only thing to take form here are the tumble weeds growing. But then, I don't know big business.
This morning I went out to walk the dog and look for pictures for Downey Daily. I didn't find any really interesting pictures, just the normal sights on a typical Tuesday. But, typical sights can be fun and familiar.
As I watched the postal worker, I wondered how much longer will there be home delivery of mail from a person who walks through our neighborhood every day?
Then, thanks to a gardener at work, I had a sneak peak into a beautiful back yard I have never been able to see before. Finally, I rounded a corner and noticed these beautiful pomegranates growing on a tree in someone's front yard.
This mornings walk was a reminder that we live in a beautiful neighborhood and sometimes it good to remember that and just appreciate the normal sights that are all around us every day.