February 11th, 2012

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Friday February 10th. Southern California

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Yesterday it got up into the eighties (30 C) today it was another glorious clear day in the high seventies. Brenda took me out to the Santa Monica Pier and Muscle Beach, yesterday. Today we drove through Hollywood and went up to the observatory in Griffith Park and then over to Forest Lawn in Glendale. I had never been up to see the panoramic paintings of the Crucifixion and Resurrection in one of the many chapels on Forest Lawn. This was very impressive.

Brenda grew up in Glendale district and I lived in the Echo Park district, in the late fifties, it all lay spread out below us from high up on the observatory. It brought back many great memories. Later this evening we will walk over from her home to Bob’s Drive In, a landmark since the fifties. On Friday evening this is where the owners of oldie cars gather through the drive in.