Caveat: The Arroyo not-so-Seco

This morning, my dad, my brother and I went on a hike up the Arroyo Seco canyon, which stretches up into the San Gabriel mountains above Pasadena from the NASA-JPL campus on the north western end of the city.

Here is JPL.

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Here we are, setting out. A rather low-quality selfie. I’m looking pretty scraggly, these days: my new Alaskan look, I guess.

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Here are some pictures from along the trail.

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We hiked about 6 miles, up and back down.

Later, we met James and Leia and we had a brunch at the Red Hen Cafe, a somewhat historic location in Altadena.

In the afternoon, I walked around Pasadena some. I like Pasadena. I lived here for about half a year, in 1992. But it was my dad’s birthtown, and where my grandparents lived when I was small, so we visited here often. Here is Pasadena’s iconic city hall.

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[daily log: walking, 10km] 

Caveat: Poem #881

See, I went to bed rather early.
So I woke up at five thirty.
My dad has only decaf.
I stepped outside and walked.
There’s a donut store.
I got coffee.
The sky: clear.
Crows talked.
Dawn.