Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Redondo Beach once again

The Getty Museum on the hill.
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We headed down south once more hitting the Freeway 405; and we passed the Getty Museum which was sitting atop a hill, making a commanding view of most of the valley below it. I remember once when I went there with a couple of friends from New York. The painting I remember most during that visit was that of Van Gogh's Irises. There, of course, are other paintings and sculptures done by the masters.

Before heading to Redondo Beach, we swung by a computer show in Manhattan Beach. This show is a must for my husband, him being a computer fanatic. It's held on the last Saturday of each month, and March 28th was the date. Just a couple of miles away is Redondo Beach where we usually have lunch.

We had for lunch our usual fill of a Korean hot and spicy soup at a restaurant on the pier. Then we took a leisurely walk. There were the usual people fishing, strolling, kissing, sunning and whatever.

Down the ramp to the marina we spotted this lone young mallard floating by itself. The first time I've seen one on this water.

On one of the boats, this man had a big container of catch. He was dumping them in a pail hanging in the water to keep the fish alive and fresh.

A spider crab at the fish store. Tastes like crab, not spider; though, I have not eaten a spider, yet.

Down at the boardwalk I bought ice-cream at the parlor. We sat right by the walk, licking our dessert when this young boy started having a tantrum.

He laid on the ground demanding ice-cream from his mother.

He sat up still whining. His mother tried to coax him out of there...

...but no deal. He stood...er...sat his ground.

He moved away from the entrance...

...then stood still whining.

Finally, mother couldn't wait, and she took him away.

The show is over. We decided to head home.


Nance said...

What a nice day you had with the geek! lol that's some kind of museum! wow, wish I could go visit someday.
I was lucky with my kids, they were too shy to show tantrums in public and they were easy to talk to.

Dennis Villegas said...

The kid looks very cute!
It's always been one of my dreams to see a Van Gogh original painting. I wish I could also go to America someday to visit the famous Getty Museum.

Joy said...

Redondo Beach! A place for chilling out and people watching :) Sounds like you had loads of fun.

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Hi! I'm Grace said...

Great photos, Mari. It is so nice to be back here. :)

Nona said...

Poor kiddo, did he get some ice cream out of whinning? Hehehe...

Redondo beach seems like a good place to chill out and sure you did Mari :)

Mari said...

Not only does the museum have the arts of the masters, but the architecture is also a sight to see; and the landscaping as well. Your kids are well behaved; and you taught them good manners.

Yeah, the kid is cute, but a brat.
Maybe someday you'll realize your dream.

Mari said...

We had fun watching the bratty kid. LOL Yeah, we did have fun.

Nice to see you visiting again. Thanks.

The kid's whining did not work. No ice-cream for him this time. Hee he.

ann said...

ok ha, talaga namang napiktyuran mo yung tantrum nung pasaway na bata...hehehe.

Mari said...

Patago lang. Di puwede and lantaran na kuha dito, baka sapukin ako ng ina. LOL

Sam said...

That was a hilarious story about that boy!

ness said...

thanks for visiting my site, Mari!

will be coming back here soon, but for now have to run along. the sun is out and up and the water beckons...

backpacking philippines said...

such a warm day, not as hot as here...stuck in manila for the holy week and it's too hot outside whilw aircon's at full blast at home

Mari said...

That sucks, esp. during the Holy Week when air-conditioned shops are closed. Well, come Monday they will open and you can cool off.

Mari said...

Thanks for the visit.

Pacey said...

Hahaha...funny boy. Kids will really get their way to manipulate or say to get what they want.