I am fortunate that a fellow traveller opened her Orange County home and beautifully treed driveway to me and my "Prius RV." Her home is in a perfect location to accomodate my wanderings within the City of Orange. Thank you VJ for your generosity and hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you.
Here are some pictures I took while traveling "Memory Lane."
|A Giant at Orange Hart Park: an old Moreton Bay Fig tree |
planted around 1875 by horticulturist Henri Gardner.
|As a kid, I would climb this fig tree ... now, it's way too big and I'm way too creeky to climb ...|
|The roots at the base of this tree always looked so cool ... even more so now ...|
|I learned how to swim at Hart Park, taking lessons at the |
"Orange Plunge" ... it looks the same now as it did then ...
|The inside view of the pool area.|
|My first classroom, Kindergarten at Sycamore Elementary|
|Portola Middle School (was Junior High) ... music/chior room on right|
|Orange High School ... took math classes in this building|
|Our second house after getting married and where we raised our daughter|
Elise for a year and a half before moving to Washington State.