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Monday, December 16, 2013

Down By The Riverside…….

Yep, that’s where we are.  We lived here before for many years.  I arrived with the Air Force in 1968 and Carol arrived in 1979 when we were married.  We stayed here until 1993.  So it will be great to spend 9 or more days here visiting all our old haunts.


When we arrived, the temperature was 83 degrees and sunny with high thin clouds which made for a pretty sunset, but we were too busy eating to get photos.  Yes, I was outside using the barbeque to grill some steaks!  It was so nice and warm today that I was worried about the low for tonight but it will chill way down to 50!

Last night we visited the Christmas lights at CALM (California Living Museum) just outside Bakersfield.  I took some pictures and video and will edit it all down and get it posted in the next few days hopefully.

Now, some photos of interest.  First, this one is from the putting green at the Bakersfield RV Resort where we stayed for two days.  Notice that hole #8 might be a bit hard to make!


Remember,  you can always click on a photo to enlarge it so it is easier to see!

The next photo was taken for me by Carol as we were going down I-5 into the Sylmar area.   If you look carefully, you will see that the road for the northbound traffic crosses over that for the southbound traffic.  The roads are actually on the wrong side of each other and no, we are not in Great Britain!  The roads actually stays on the wrong side of each other for about 10 miles.


It didn’t used to be this way.  I can remember when the roads were on the correct side of each other.  However, after the Sylmar earthquake, in 1971 as I recall, one side sank where they met and it was easier to just reverse the traffic flow than to totally rebuild the road.  So that;s how it is now!


Donna K said...

A little problem with the cup there on hole number 8?? Funny, I never even noticed that on I-5. I remember that earthquake though. Have fun in Riverside - that looks like a great park. Is there any water in the Santa Ana??

Russ Krecklow said...

You can practice chipping into that #8 hole. If you can do that, you're really ready to hit the course, Dave. Glad you're enjoying the warm weather. We got UP to 42 degrees today, I think. We were thinking about going out to see some Christmas lights, but it's been cloudy all day and cold, and there is some fog tonight, so don't think we're going out after all.