Sunday, March 26, 2017

ISLA Grade 5 Photo Presentation




It's a long way to California!





My travel companions and best friends!






Tomales Bay After a Rain Storm







Mission San Luis Obispo






Moonipero Serra






Relax!  You'll get there.







Is there a flavor they don't have?







A five-minute walk from our home in the city.






What living creature do these flowers look like?







This guy was sunning on our doorstep one day.






One of our morning walks with the dog







Bishop's Peak, San Luis Obispo





Bishop's Peak, halfway up to the peak






Made it to the top!  (San Luis Obispo in the background)







This area near Paso Robles reminded us of Italy







A hike along the Pacific coast three years ago.  Aidan El Plano was with us!







You never know who you will run into on a hike in California!







Be careful on this hike!  (Our dog, Rowdie, is chewing grass in the background.)







Later, we saw the Pacific.  Fortunately, no tsunamis today.







We hiked in a park that is a refuge for Tule Elk.  These are all young elk.







A reservoir for the city of Santa Barbara.  Notice how low the water level is because of the drought.







This guy was just fooling around on a hiking trail.







We found this gal at the top of a mountain we hiked to!






Now that is one optimistic coyote!  The herd did not seem to worried about him.






Hendry's Beach, our favorite beach (and Rowdie the Dog's too!)







We like to ride our bikes to Avila Beach from San Luis Obispo to sit in the sand and maybe have a milkshake.







Elephant seal males having a disagreement






A mom with her pup basking in the sunshine






Stand-up paddle boards - a new adventure for my wife and me!  (She's better than I am.)






I did NOT fall off!  We were practicing how to get back on if we fell off.






Somebody thinks the rule doesn't apply to them.






Duck!  (Not really.  Pelicans.)






Another look at a pelican







The Santa Ynez Mountains that border the city of Santa Barbara






Mission Santa Barbara






Wild Thing Invades Santa Barbara!





Fresh local strawberries!  In February!






Sunny smile on a rainy day at the market.






The farmers' market draws many entertainers.






Another Farmers' Market Musician






The skateboard park in downtown Santa Barbara






I hope they have separate entrances and waiting rooms.





These people really like frogs!  There were hundreds of frogs along their wall.






Frogs only, thank you...






...unless you love pigs!




The Hermitage, an amazing museum in the mountains.  Do you think the owner loves books?






The mailbox for the Hermitage







On the grounds of the Hermitage.  Would you like to ride around in this bug?







Can you guess the title of this sculpture?  There is a clue in the photo.






A bust of Cyrano de Bergerac.  (He looks as if he is having a bad day.)







Each state is made from that state's license plate! 












I want this fence for my yard!






Think of any punctuation mark.  They were all sculptures at the Hermitage!




 

The owner of the Hermitage had lots of fun with his art!






Can you guess what this is made of?






More fun





And finally,  two puzzles...


What is wrong with this sign?






What is wrong with this scene?