California, Here I Come Again For Rest and Relaxation

Ten years ago I went to California and saw Joshua Tree, Catalina Island, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, and a few more towns. Fast forward to last summer and I chose to go back to California to see my Uncle again.

I did not bring Dory and Hastings with me on this trip instead I got a pet sitter. I did this because of the Florida trip with Dory and seeing how much she hates planes. So I left her and Hastings with a reliable sitter to care for them for seven days.

I thought no rain, no freezing temperatures and being with my Uncle would recharge and relax me. Two of the three did happen as to the rain part oops!

The first place I went to is new to me Balboa Park and the San Diego Natural History Museum

Beautiful gemstones from the San Diego Natural History Museum in California
Beautiful gemstones from the San Diego Natural History Museum

And I saw:

Skulls from the San Diego Natural History Museum in California
Skulls from the San Diego Natural History Museum
Rattle Snake Exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum in California
Rattle Snake Exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Not to mention beautiful paintings of birds, jaw-dropping photographs, model dinosaurs and more.

Next I went to see a model train museum while my Uncle took a break.

From the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in California
From the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in California

From the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in California
From the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The coolest flooring ! From the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in California
The coolest flooring !
From the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The following day we went to Catalina Island.

A peak at Catalina Island off California
A peak at Catalina Island

The day after that a favorite place!

from Mission San Juan Capistrano - one of the largest zebra plants I ever saw!

from Mission San Juan Capistrano – one of the largest zebra plants I ever saw!
from Mission San Juan Capistrano
from Mission San Juan Capistrano

Next my Uncle and I got a great workout boxing at a local senior center that participates in a program called Rock Steady This fitness program does not include contact boxing but instead uses the moves from it to help those with Parkinsons’s Disease gain agility, speed, hand eye coordination, and more.

Finally, before the boxing my Uncle and I went to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.

My visit to Molaa https://molaa.org  The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach California from Thursday the 10th

My visit to Molaa https://molaa.org  The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach California
My visit to Molaa https://molaa.org  The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach California from Thursday the 10th

My visit to Molaa https://molaa.org  The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach California

California, Here I Come Again For Rest and Relaxation

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