Despite our lovely January weather in Southern California, parks can be silent at times.
The Little League park is quiet, waiting for spring training to begin.
Blaisdell Park waits for students to get out of school.
For a long time, this house on 4th Street between Harvard and Yale was the Hair Cottage (before Ray and Terri moved to Harvard and Bonita and opened Rio de Ojas). Then it was a funeral store of some sort for a few years.
It was purchased by the Vintage Flip people, and a peek through the window during renovation showed this work in progress.
Here is what it looks like from the outside now.
In your next visit to Claremont, if you need a place to stay, this house is now an AirBnB, and is conveniently located to the Village and the Colleges.
This interior photo is from the listing on the AirBnB website.
This week’s photo challenge of weathered prompted these Claremont sightings.
This weathered building has had a makeover in the past few months. I prefer the weathered look.
A few weeks ago a column by David Allen in the Daily Bulletin shared a story about a Sue Grafton Claremont connection. This house on Baughman Ave. made an appearance in her first alphabet novel, A is for Alibi.
With her recent passing, the column was more timely than it may have imagined.
One cannot go to San Antonio and not go to the Alamo. In fact, it’s the most visited tourist site in the state of Texas.
If the Alamo is old, then the Pearl is new (although it’s built at the site of an old brewery). Fortunately we were there on a Saturday and could enjoy the extensive Farmer’s Market.
The weather had warmed up enough on Saturday that we didn’t mind standing outside in front of the San Fernando Cathedral to watch a spectacular 24-minute light show at night. It’s hard to describe it, but you can check out this youtube video to get an idea.
Our AirBnB was close to the Hays Street Bridge which we used to get into town.
It’s from this bridge that you can get this view of the downtown skyline.
The main artery of downtown San Antonio is its famous River Walk. I’m not sure how many steps were racked up walking up and down this lovely gem, but let’s just say it’s great for Fitbit wearers. Especially lovely is the evening when the lights come on.