Silence in the Park

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.

Claremont Little League

Blaisdell Park waits for students to get out of school.

Blaisdell Park Claremont

via Photo Challenge: Silence


Air BnB in Claremont Village

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.

Claremont CA

It was purchased by the Vintage Flip people, and a peek through the window during renovation showed this work in progress.

Claremont Cal

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.




The Alamo and More

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.

Hays Street Bridge

It’s from this bridge that you can get this view of the downtown skyline.

San Antonio Skyline