Pasadena Here We Come!

Paul started the day with another CT chest scan to try and figure out the bronchitis issue going on!  Paul and the CT Scan Technician are worried that people will talk… We know each other quite well these days!  She says “You again?” and Paul undresses (i.e. takes off his watch and puts away the iPhone). He was done by 8:50 AM and immediately headed for home so the days adventure could begin!

We are off to Pasadena to see the Rose Parade floats… Our first “journey” of the year.   This year Joanna joined us making it special.  Joanna is employed by the Rose Garden TeaRoom in at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens and has served us for several years.  She is well known by Irene and Greg (both of which stayed home today and did not brave the cold!)

We departed at 9:00 AM and arrived just before 10:00 AM which was perfect as Joanna joined us within two minutes!  Joanna is a Pasadena local.

It was indeed a cold Winter morning… In the low 50’s

The crowds were minimal early on so the walking was pretty easy.  All in all the walking was easy and certainly no dust on the ground as it had rained a couple of days earlier.

Joanna was hearing things (Click to visit the parade pictures)

After walking for several hours, we went to Old Town Pasadena and dined at Cafe Santorini which always is a wonderful experience.  The Greek dining experience was outstanding.

Great fun and time to visit! (Click the picture and visit us)

After a delightful meal and a super visit with Joanna, we went home and on the way decided to stop at Patty’s Place.  We visited the locals, exchanged serious words with Chuck, and then home for the evening.

Sue did the treadmill and we watched reruns  of Cheers and Last Man Standing on TV.  Netflix is such an outstanding deal…  No  commercials and bing watching is so very easy!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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