Sunday, December 30, 2018

Parque del Alamillo

Another low-key day. A lot of us catching up on work. Emily has a bit of a cold. She was interested in finding a place to do pull-ups, dips and other such exercises. We went to a little outdoor gym at Parque del Alamillo up at the north end of the river. She and I rode bikes up there and walked across the bridge to the park:


We found a water fountain:


The exercise area was populated with some very buff dudes doing all kinds of impressive things. Emily did a few exercises, but we decided to stop early and just walk around the park. The weather was beautiful and there were a lot of people out and about. We happened upon a pond that had a water ski course. Instead of boats, skiers were pulled across the water by a cable system.


Laura went to Costco and picked up some cranberries for her cranberry chicken dish. We had that for dinner and it was most excellent.

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We finished the evening watching a John Mulaney standup show on Netflix. That's the first I've seen of him, funny guy.

Last night we watched the movie Eighth Grade by Bo Burnham. It was hard to watch at times, but wonderfully well-executed. It definitely made you feel for kids with acute anxiety.

Biker Gang

 On my walk/run along the river today, I saw this family of bike riders. Their bikes were decked out in a biker gang motif. The mom, dad and child were all wearing biker clothing too. It was kinda cute. The dad's bike was real work of art:


This evening a male flamenco dancer put out his hat on San Jacinto. This is kind of unusual since most of the buskers tend to go to the Cathedral area where there are more tourists. He was pretty good:


We went out for a walk to "Las Setas" so Emily could see them. Underneath, there was an ice rink. Watching some skate really well and others not so much was actually pretty entertaining:


We stopped in a clothing store on the way home called Pull & Bear. The words printed on the fronts of some of the t-shirts and sweatshirts were positively inane:


This one from "California Town" was particularly humorous. Rachel got a hoody with Pull & Bear on the front.