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Saturday, October 19, 2002


Charmlee Moonlight Hike

Several WelchEvent members headed out to Charmlee Regional Park this evening for their regular moonlight hike. There were lots of kids and we had a great time. The sunsets were beautiful and the full moon was so bright you didn't even need a flashlight on the trail.

Afterwards, we all gathered for a marshmallow roast. Several people were generous enough to bring S'more fixings, so we all had our sweet tooth satisfied.

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Faulkner Farm

Photos are now online from our WelchEvents trip to Faulkner Farm in Santa Paula, California.

We had a grand time searching through the pumpkin patch, wandering through the sunflower maze, checking out the neat antique gasoline engines and tractors and listening to some old-time bluegrass music.

They are open until the end of October and then I believe they also do Christmas tree sales in December.

Thursday, October 17, 2002


Autumn Sea Fair

Cabrillo Marine Museum

From the web site...

Celebrate the Sea! This fun-filled event takes place Sunday, October 20, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. It's a day filled with activities, organizations and fun for all.

Games, contests, music, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, film and videos. Enter our sand sculpture contest. Hunt for buried pirate treasure. Help in the selection of the year 2002 Queen of the Sea.

Pack a picnic or purchase food and drinks from one of our vendors. There is limited beach parking, so we encourage you to use our FREE park and ride provided at 22nd and Miner Streets here in San Pedro.

For further information or to enter the Queen of the Sea Contest, call Larry Fukuhara at 310-548-7562, x5011.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002


Glass, Steel and Stone is a "must see" for anyone interested in architecture.

Quite simply, GS and S is a photo archive of between 12,000-15,000 pieces of architecture throughout the world. It is also searchable. I have lost several good hours of productive time engaging my own architectural interests.

Via Jo Ann Braheny

Tuesday, October 15, 2002


SAT 10/26 5:30pm

Star Gazing + Astromony Lecture

Charmlee Wilderness Park

We will look at the stars through telescopes, after listening to a lecture. Reservations required 3 1 0 - 3 1 7 - 1 3 6 4. 3hrs CWP

Monday, October 14, 2002


SUN 10/20 4:30pm

Moonrise and Sunset - Cold Creek Canyon Preserve

Topanga Skyline Ridge Trail commands views of distant mountains. Bring supper, water and a ‚??goodie‚?? to share. Top of Stunt Road. 3hrs MRT

SUN 10/20 6:30pm

Nearly Full Moon Hike - Franklin Canyon Ranch

Explore by moonlight on a moderately strenuous hike. Look and listen for nocturnal wildlife and view the city from atop the canyon. 2hrs WODOC

MON 10/21 7pm

Full Moon Hike - Charmlee Wilderness Park

An evening hike under the full moon. All ages are welcome. Reservations required 3 1 0 - 3 1 7 - 1 3 6 4. 2hrs CWP  

MON 10/21 7:30pm

Full Moon Hike - Coldwater Canyon Park

Howl at the moon during this guided hike. After the hike, enjoy live music. Reservations required 818-623-4866. 1.5hrs TP

What I'm Reading...

cover The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

Also available as an Audio Book

I came across this book while watching a recent History on BookTV show on CSPAN. The author was an excellent speaker and he shared stories of the California Gold Rush that I have never hear before. He also has some interesting ideas regarding the Gold Rush and its effects on California, the Nation and the World. You can watch the entire show at BookTV.org using RealPlayer.

Highly Recommended.

cover The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

I highly recommend Linda Greenlaw's first book, The Hungry Ocean, her recounting of a typical month in the life of a swordfishing boat and her crew.

Her second book is a deeply personal recounting of her return to her hometown of Isle au Haut, Maine to begin a new life as a lobster fisherman. Greenlaw has the ability to bring you into her world, no matter how foreign it might seem when you begin. As someone who grew up in a small town, I can relate to the personal and public issues she faces trying to find a balance between her personal, professional and public lives.

Highly recommended.