Kongo took a stroll on Ocean Beach in San Diego today. OB is a great place to watch people, hang out, and remember when you were young and did stupid things. A significant part of the population of OB got lost in a time warp coming home from Woodstock and have been hanging out and getting high in OB ever since. There are more head shops per capita than most anyplace else the monkey has ever visited. All in all, it’s a fun place. Advertisements
The monkey had to make a run up to Olivenhain to replenish his koi food stock and stopped off at San Elijo Lagoon to take a few pictures. San Elijo is a wetlands conservancy area that is a major stopover for birds on the flyway between Canada and South America. While no species are migrating this time of year there were some Egrets to be found.
All buffed up from summer swimming classes in LA, the grand girls arrived on the train yesterday to spend the weekend with Kongo. There wasn’t a lot on the agenda except to play in the pool, cavort with all the monkeys in the house, break out the doll house, watch abut 50 episodes of “My Little Pony” on Netflicks, and eat barbecue. What else could two four and five year olds want in life? Above the five year old leaps from the edge of the jacuzzi into the deep end of the pool.
Church spires at the magnificent Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev that was first founded in 1051. See more masterpiece images at the Weekly Photo Challenge.
Sweets for sale in a Paris confectionary shop. See more sweet images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog.
Kongo spent last week in Santa Fe, New Mexico attending a National Geographic Expeditions Photography Workshop. This is a review of the workshop. I updated this post to include a video made by the staff of our week in the Photo Workshop.
The monkey went to the zoo this evening. He likes the zoo. It’s only 10 minutes from his house, since he has an annual membership it’s pretty much free to get in, and there’s always something waiting around to have its picture taken. In the new Koalafornia Outback enclosure these little guys were up and about.