Parkma is a made up word invented by Mrs. Kongo to describe her uncanny ability to always find a good parking place in lots that are otherwise completely full. To Kongo, the word also describes the fun things to do at San Diego’s wonderful Balboa Park. Advertisements
So the monkey has been really busy. As in crashing on one major proposal after another, sweating in those 18-hour days, composing hundred-page attachments and losing his eyesight in spreadsheets with dozens upon dozens of linked tabs. Some of you know how that goes. Anyway, last month Kongo got a new birthday camera but hasn’t had that much time to play with it. This past week, with Mrs. Kongo back in Boston playing with the new granddaughter (her name is Persephone, BTW) Kongo put the computer in sleep mode and went out to spend a few hours at sunset. The…
Nestled beneath the San Diego side of the Coronado Bridge is Chicano Park. This is a fascinating place filled with interesting characters, dozens of intersecting lines, and some of the most magnificent street murals in the world. The murals are the real draw to this little culture pocket a mile or so from glitzy downtown. Kongo visited it this evening with friend John.
Two contrasting architectural styles are illustrated in the reflection of an old 20th century building in the glass facade of a modern skyscraper. See more contrasting images at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
Metal and Harleys. They go together well, just like this couple out for a Friday evening spin around the square in Santa Fe, NM. See more metal themes at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack Blog.
While watching hang gliders at the Torrey Pines Gliderport yesterday, Kongo also took time to check out the sail planes that were zipping about the human flyers. These were definitely big boy toys and very fun to watch flying.
After four days of rain, some of it torrential, the skies finally cleared over San Diego this afternoon. We needed the rain, of course. California is in the midst of a biblical drought and at Kongo’s house more than four inches fell. At least that’s how much the pool level rose. Since we only average about eight inches a year that’s a lot of rain. Not enough to end the drought but something. Now all the weather heads toward the East Coast on the jet stream. So the monkey headed out to the Old Cactus Garden in Balboa Park to see…