The My Day In Pictures articles are to keep friends and family updated on what is going on with my life. It was instituted at the request and for the benefit of one of my favorite people in the world, one of my aunts who is a retired telephone operator and lives a few hours away from me.

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Lobby The Langham Huntington Pasadena California Hotel

The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena

We are staying The Langham Huntington in Pasadena. It’s a very cool, old hotel with a unique history sitting on 23 acres. The gift shop sells a book detailing the timeline, which I bought and hope to get to later. For now, I’ll paraphrase Wikipedia: It was originally constructed in 1907 by civil war veteran General Wentworth. Four years later, railroad tycoon Henry Huntington – we visited his home and gardens earlier today – bought it and, within 36 months, had it reopened under his name.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena

After viewing the fields of Ojai yesterday, we decided to go to Pasadena today, with a quick detour to La Cañada Flintridge.  A big thank you to A Patel, who suggested in the comments on the post about Montecito that we stop by The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens.  This place is wonderful!  I knew next…

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Beautiful Mountains on Way to Ojai

Ojai and the Santa Ynez Valley Make Me Want to Buy a Farm

I’ve never seen land like the real estate in the Ynez Valley, including the drive to Ojai, California. This is one of, if not the, most beautiful place in the United States. Once you make it out of the cities, it’s nothing but huge, rolling fields with tractors going through them, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, citrus, cattle, and horses; it’s perfection.

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Windmills, Bakeries, Breweries, and Barack Obama Chia Pets in the Danish Town of Solvang

We finally arrived after our drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang and this place is like a time warp!  The whole village is old-school Danish, complete with windmills, brewing companies, bakeries, toy stores, candles; it’s legit.  You can rent bicycles and ride around the streets or go pick up an expensive carved cuckoo clock.  I…

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Joshua Kennon Anaheim Hills, California

If Southern California Ever Experiences a Freak Ice Storm, Some of Y’all Are In Trouble

It’s another beautiful day here in Southern California and we’re going from the desert to the hills back to the beach to rest before beginning the next leg of our journey, which will take us up north.  Today, we’ll be leaving Palm Springs, heading through Riverside, Chino, Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, etc., before…

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