The Ramona Pageant

Part of 4th grade education in California is California History. One of the traditions of that historical education is that 4th grade children get invited in April to the dress rehearsal of the Ramona Outdoor Play. This year was AJ’s … Continue reading

A Ride on Angel’s Flight into Downtown LA

Up until the 1950s, when the freeways in Southern California were expanded there used to be a thing called the Pacific Electric Railway. For no more than 25 cents you could get anywhere in Southern California. The last red car … Continue reading

The Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Aka.. The One With JohnnyP…. So, for my mother’s birthday I decided to take her and the family out to see the Warner Brothers Studio tour. This is about a three hour experience in Burbank, California, just one hill away … Continue reading

The Orange International Festival

Traveling to different countries is awesome. Unfortunately, it is not free and lot of times not practical (if only I didn’t have to be a responsible adult). Thankfully I live in Southern California and in California you don’t have to … Continue reading

Sundowners Family Restaurant Delmonico Steak

In a very non-descriptive building at 1131 S E St in San Bernardino (there is also a location in Fontana) California you will find Sundowners Family Restaurant. They call themselves a restaurant but what they really are is an old-school cafeteria. When … Continue reading

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA

A few years ago when AJ was little and I (John) was out of town on business Denise went out to downtown Los Angeles with AJ in a stroller. Being a downtown LA explorer, Denise has been encouraging me for sometime … Continue reading

“America Tropical” Uncovering Siqueiros in California

On Saturday our Ward (church group) was going to Olivera St. for the day. Denise and I have been to Olivera St. at least a dozen of times. It happens to be my second favorite place in the world to get … Continue reading