Saturday, December 31, 2016
Lion- A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Friday, December 30, 2016
It was raining but we'd booked the tickets yesterday for the Beach Tour to La Jolla so we went cos the beach is beautiful rain hail or shine.
Unlike some other loud outspoken tourists who chose not to go, complained loudly and tried to get their money back blaming the tour company for the rain ruining their trip to the beach.
Mount Soledad is a prominent landmark in the city of San Diego, California, United States. The mountaintop is the site of the Mount Soledad cross, the subject of a 25-year controversy over the involvement of religion in government, which concluded in 2016.
We stopped there on the way- the rain stopped long enough for us to roam around and explore views and the Veterans memorial.
The Children's Pool is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but in recent years sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a popular beach for scuba divers because of the reefs just offshore. These same reefs can create very strong currents and other hazards, particularly in high surf conditions.
This has also become a popular viewing area for harbor seals. Seals and occasionally seal lions haul out on the beach to rest year-round. The Children's Pool Beach is closed to public access during harbor seal pupping season, Dec. 15 through May 15, yearly.
The roller coaster back in San Diego
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Apparently grapefruit grow splendidly in the area in the climate of the Anza Borrego Desert there were plenty at the resort
Michele was happy we got our white Christmas and didn't have to drive through the snow as such. Earlier we saw some snow ploughs and commented on what would they do up here? We found out soon enough :).
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The park is named for Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word borrego, or bighorn sheep. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunners, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as iguanas, chuckwallas and the red diamond rattlesnake. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available in the visitor center.
The Ocotillo spreads its roots out in all directions just below the surface to absorb water whenever it rains. The Ocotillo sometimes has no leaves and looks like a dead plant. But it is not dead at all! As soon as there is some rain the branches will be covered in bright green leaves.
About three-fourths of the way you will reach the natural rock bridge. It is a great place to stop and take in the size of the canyon you are in.