|My Swim Board|
Here's to the first 5 years, with the hopes of many more to come!
|My Swim Board|
|After a Swim in Alamitos Bay|
|My Birthday Muffin|
|A view I hadn't seen since my teens -- the Casino at Avalon|
|Avalon Fountain -- my friend and I dubbed it the "Bird Bidet"|
|View looking north from our table at Antonio's|
|An eclectic display inside Antonio's|
|View from the shade vestibule on our walk to the Casino|
|When You See It! :-) Someone decided to "embellish" this mural|
|Avalon Shops and Restaurants|
|Saying Farewell to the Carnival Inspiration|
|An old farm truck now being used to display Casa de Fruta's wares|
|One of the many gorgeous peacocks that stroll the grounds|
|The view from from the back entrance of the main produce store|
|My girls loved riding through this tunnel when they were small|
|View from the pond|
|One of the peacocks perched in a nice sunny spot|
|Swimmers loosening up for Friday's races|
|Taylor and his 2014 Spring Nats attire|
|Jonelle, Kate, Emily, Katie, Dave, Marc, Aung Sann, and Taylor|
(this fine group represents about one-third of the Arizona team participating in Spring Nationals)
|Another "Shiny" to add to my growing collection|
|The trail beckons.|
This trail head is located right off Highway 9, just a short distance from the "Gap" (intersection of HWY 9 and HWY 35).
Can you believe it, this place is less than 20 miles from Santa Clara.
If you click the photo for the full size view, the Monterey Bay and peninsula are visible in the distance.
|Say "Hello" to my little friend, the Banana Slug. Well, not so little. This guy was at least 8 inches long!|
If you didn't already know, the Banana Slug is the official mascot of the University of California Santa Cruz.
|I found some very large Owl pellets.|
You can see the bone and hair from whatever it was this particular owl had caught and digested.
|Wild Azaleas in Big Basin State Park|
|A nice solution to a fallen Redwood along the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail in Big Basin State Park|
|I got lucky. Not only were the wild Azaleas in bloom, so were the wild Fernald's Irises.|
|The legendary Bob Beach and his West coast car|
|Dave, the Breaststroker on the left, and Kate, the Freestyler/Backstroker on the right in San Pedro Square|
|I spied this beauty parked nearby in the Square.|
As mentioned by the wall plaque, we were just feet from the old Peralta Adobe.
|The Rancho Conjeo Community Pool - site of the Inaugural Matt Biondi Classic - courtesy of TakeItLive|
|Lisa, Terry, Matt, and Amy|
|Ready for lunch!|
|View of the Ventura Pier and some seashore flora|
|The Beautiful Ventura City Hall|
|View from City Hall|
|Number One in the 35+ 200 Mixed Freestyle Relay!|
John, Terry, Me, and Katy
|Our First Place relay "ribbons" -- bag tags with a picture of Matt Biondi. Nice!!|
|I had this custom t-shirt made at the meet. A pretty cool memento!|