I used to go there as a child, and brought our son there a few times so we could visit my Godmother and go to museums and be tourists. The week before he took his driving test I had him drive the LA freeways as sort of a final driving check. He did a wonderful job of handling the traffic.
But this time it was just my husband and me.
Do you know what these painted lines are for? My Mom told me when I was a kid..... >>>
|These looked like hand rails with different things wrapped on them for decoration.|
|We were near Asian Pacific Museum, this painted on street intersections.|
|Vroman's Independent Bookstore|
Turns out the museums were closed on Tuesday, but there was a book talk so we attended that while we were there...
|Hope plants the seed, love makes it grow.|
|At Antique mall I found hand sewn hexies for sale.|
|Tile design at mall.|
|Typical corner. When the walk sign goes on can walk from all corners in all directions.|
|Afternoon snack at Irish Pub - it was hot day but this place had nice fans.|
|An entire building just for permits!|
|Look thru here to see photo of what was in that location 100 years ago!|
|Trying to make lemonade out of lemons..|
>>> The lines help the float drivers know where to guide the Rose Parade floats!
When I was a kid we used to come early in the morning to see the parade. After a while we even brought chairs instead of sitting on the curb. Now have to get tickets on grand stands that are set up on the street. Hard to get a hotel room, too far to drive there from San Diego so never went with my DH or DS. I have nice memories from my own childhood though...
|After our walk we returned to the room to cool down before going to the book talk.|
|After the book talk we ate at San's Restaurant, had some lovely sushi and Korean food.|
|Tile in the outside lobby of the hotel.|
We were married in 1985.