This morning we had brunch with my aunt and my great grandmother's sister (I'm guessing that's great great aunt). She lives in Vietnam, and is in the US visiting for a short while. We went to a Taiwanese noodles place on Baldwin Ave in Arcadia, and had some amazing beef and coriander rolls. My aunt had raved about them, and I can see why! Afterwards we headed back to their place. Another cloudless and sunny winter day in Calefornia, perfect for family portraits poolside.
The water was chilly, but that didn't stop Kien (or his dad) from kicking and splashing, getting wet in the process.
When I lived over here (what seems like a lifetime ago now) I was young, naive and unappreciative of my surroundings. I've been back to LA many times since, and each time I notice something different about this city that I love - like blossoms.
This tree resides in my Uncle's back yard in between cumquat and pomelo trees, and I noticed that some areas of the city have streets lined with trees in full bloom. Another aspect of LA I love are all the palm trees. This picture was taken from the ranchslider looking over the pool house.
We've driven down many roads that look like this.
We are going to make the most of the last couple of days that we have left here before returning to NZ. It is almost midnight already, and we came back from dinner not so long ago. We bathed the kids and promptly put them to bed. Lynette and I are now settling down to some serious chatting! Have a restful night everyone, wherever you may be.Palm tree at dusk with the prominent moon in the sky outside Lynette's place.