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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Oak Glen - Part 2

Well here I am again to bring you part two of my family's outing to Oak Glen. The event took place nearly a month ago, and part 1 was posted about 3 weeks ago. Well, what can I say? I have nothing but time on my hands, and I forget to work on my own blog. Yeah, right.

Oak Glen is picture opportunity heaven, if there is such a place - at least in my wife's opinion. Before we headed up the road to visit another area of stores, restaurants and attractions, we made sure we took plenty of pictures. Here are Zoe and Mia goofing with Brady:


And here is Mia kissing her cousin:

Please note: it was still cool enough in the morning to have the littlest one covered up in a sweater, with gloves and a beanie.  Later in the morning, it warmed up nicely.  Here's Nina's friend Frankie basking in the sun and resting on some pumpkins:
We decided it was time to move up the road so we packed up our stuff and left.  Once we arrived at the new location we had to find parking.  That was a challenge, but once that was done we were on our way to explore.  The place we went to had more attractions compared to the area we came from.  There was a museum, a petting zoo, an area for kids to play - which included a jumper, and an open area for people to eat while listening to a band.  There were also more places to shop, including an open mart similar to a swap meet.

Reanne and I took Nina, Frankie, Zoe and Mia to the museum, while Laura, Brady and Laura's grandmother (Bertha) walked around the swap meet area.  Laura's grandpa (Gil) stayed with Mimi (their dog).  I saw more dogs than I saw signs saying dogs are not allowed.  I guess they weren't enforcing that rule.  After the museum, Reanne and the kids took a train ride.  Here they are:
With all the walking around, we got hungry for lunch.  Our plan was to go back to the park where we started, but it had gotten so crowded there, we couldn't find parking.  We decided to leave the Oak Glen village, and drive down the hill to Yucaipa.  We had passed a huge park on the way up the hill, and thought that would be a better place for lunch.  We were right.  We found some empty picnic benches, and set up our stuff.  The kids went to the playground nearby, as the adults fed their faces.  Here's one of many pictures Laura took of the kids playing in the playground:

All-and-all it was a wonderful day. We had a great time, the weather was perfect, the company was pleasant, and the food was terrific. We took many pictures, only some of which I've shared in these two posts. We even decided to use the family picture that you saw in Part 1 as our Christmas card this year.

I'll leave you with a picture Brady took of himself. He would have a fit if he knew I posted it, but he doesn't read this blog, so he'll never know. I'm not even worried about Laura telling him, because she rarely reads this blog. All my best -

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8 Comments:

  • At November 09, 2008 5:33 AM, Blogger sage said…

    Your kids are cute and look like they enjoyed themselves--as for Brady, one can never take a good photo of oneself!

     
  • At November 09, 2008 8:22 AM, Blogger Diane said…

    great photos and I love Mia's cap!

     
  • At November 13, 2008 7:52 PM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said…

    Sage,
    Thanks, we all enjoyed ourselves, but the kids did especially. I have to admit that Brady has tried several times to take his own picture.

    Diane,
    Thanks. It is cute.

     
  • At November 15, 2008 9:20 PM, Blogger LA said…

    Stay cool and safe tonight. If they tell you to evacuate, get out fast! I can't believe what I'm seeing today. So many homes lost, it's just terrible.

     
  • At November 16, 2008 10:05 AM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said…

    LA,
    Thanks. Where we live in La Habra is far enough west from Brea that there is no threat to us. And it sounds like only the northeast part of Brea was evacuated.

    I've been following the news this morning and see Diamond Bar is now threatened.

     
  • At November 16, 2008 7:28 PM, Blogger LA said…

    It's Sunday night and this thing still isn't over.

    The good news is that it looks like there have been no fatalities. I was worried about the trailer park in Sylmar, but the last I heard is they thing everyone made it out. That's awesome!

    Very glad you guys are safe.

     
  • At January 26, 2009 5:29 PM, Anonymous Laura Aguirre said…

    Just to let you know... I've probably read your blog more times than you know silly :)

    I love you,
    Laura

     
  • At January 28, 2009 7:37 PM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said…

    Laura,

    You probably have. I love you too.

     

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