Monday, September 10, 2007

The Claremont Experience

Another beautiful day in California. We drove up to Claremont and drove all around the area. Here is the welcome to Pomona College.

There is a little area known as The Village attached to the colleges. Little shops and restaurants, tree lined streets.

It's a great area and Arielle got a little alone time with Ted before flying home to band camp!

The following morning at registration we were greeted by the Pomona Sagehen. Go Sagehens, Chirp Chirp!
The building behind Jonathan is Ted's dorm.
The lovely dorm room and his roomate Marshall.

Saying our good-byes in the courtyard.
This is the view from the main street in the Village as we start our way home. This is what Ted will see everyday. The San Gabriel Mountains.
Someone was happy to see us home!

The Family Time

So the day before we actually left I think it hit Ted he was leaving home, for a while at least. So we packed up Angel for the kennel and then packed up to head for California!

We arrived to a magnificent day and a wonderful view from our hotel overlooking Marina Del Rey. Then it was off to Venice Beach.

In the evening we met my cousin Curt and the kids did some shopping in Santa Monica. We woke the next morning and drove down to La Jolla to visit some more family.

First thing on the agenda, food! So, here we are - Ted, Arielle, my Aunt Phyllis, Billy and Lynn (my cousin) and Jonathan and myself.

My Uncle Eddie got left out of the picture, so here he is. Much happier at his own breakfast table!

Billy gave the kids their first surfboarding lesson!

Ted enjoyed it, but....
Arielle really took to it!

And then it was time to say good bye.

The time went by way too fast!