Friday, July 30, 2010

Medals from Races

Here are the things I got from finishing the San Francisco Half-Marathon. The SF was the third and culminating race from the three-race California Dreamin' Series: Long Beach Half-Marathon (in October, 2009), Surf City (Huntington Beach in Feb., 2010) and the San Francisco last Sunday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Important Reminder

This message was posted along the course of the San Francisco Marathon-- at the top of a hill.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Runners Helping Organs R Us

Here are some of the 8394 runners who ran the first Half-Marathon. (San Francisco had two separate half-marathons. One goes across the Golden Gate Bridge. The other starts at GG Park and ends at the Embarcadero.)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

San Francisco Marathon

Today I ran the first half-marathon in San Francisco. It took me 2 hours 45 min and 53 seconds.
This is the start area for the half-marathon that started at the Embarcadero, went across the Golden Gate Bridge, and ended in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rediscovered Toys

My granddaughter rediscovered these toys last week and played with them for hours.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Airport Graphic

This picture which changes from night to day is in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


These members of the "slow-moderate" speed group of Sierra Club were picking stickers out of their socks after coming down the hill shown yesterday.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hiking Trails

This is not much of a trail, but we followed our leader.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Water Lily

I enjoyed experimenting with my macro setting on my camera while looking at the water lilies at the Getty Villa.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is a reconstruction of a Roman house. The gardens and pools are quite restful.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mother is 85 years old today. She's pictured her with her grandson and great-grandson a few weeks ago.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Young Fan at Angel Stadium

Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA is the site of today's baseball All-Star game. That's Gene Autry in the photo with the boy and his rally monkey before an Angel game a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hotel Interior

This is part of the interior of Hotel Maya in Long Beach-- near where we launched the sailboat.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Club Chukkers

Yesterday we watched Club Chukkers at Will Rogers State Park. A chukker is a 7.5 minute period that is part of a polo match.Publish Post

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Temescal Canyon Waterfall

Our hike today ended shortly after we came to this waterfall.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sailing inside of the Long Beach breakwater

Our family enjoyed an afternoon of sailing in Long Beach today. Our daughter who lives in New York recently took sailing lessons on the New York River.
We rented a boat so that she could practice some more.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hallelujah Chorus

The conclusion of Tuesday's concert was the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah with fireworks. The fireworks at the Bowl are always timed perfectly. It was very impressive

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hollywood Bowl

Last night we attended a concert of the L.A. Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. It was a cold evening, but it's always fun to be at the Bowl.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Palm Shadows

This is a portion of Angel Stadium in Anaheim last week. It's a lovely ball park.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stone People

These "people" were on the shore here in RPV downhill from the Trump National Golf Course. We fixed the eye of the female.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day, 2010, United States of America

On this day, 234 years ago, Thomas Jefferson's version of the Declaration of Independence was adopted. To hear the entire document read, go to

Happy Independence Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Free Shakespeare

Each summer a professional company, Shakespeare by the Sea, puts on free productions at various parks in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Their "home" is Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. It's the only place where they have a permanent stage. These pictures are from their performance of Twelfth Night last week.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friendly Beasts

Our South Bay PV Sierra Club Group hiked down to this 4H farm last night. We got to see these friendly animals.

Wayfarers Chapel

Wayfarers Chapel
See the archived posts from June about this historic and beautiful chapel.