On the road again Tuesday Dec. 30. 25 this morning, brr. To the bus by 7 am. We weren’t last this time.
We arrived early but were entertained and were participants of a “Drumming” Program. As we entered we were all given small drums and a drum stick.The leaders were excellent and made the 45 minutes pass quickly. It was great fun.
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Herald Trumpets opened the show.Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band
Round Rock High School Dragon Band from
Round Rock, Texas
|Lakota West Marching Firebirds from West Chester Ohio|
Helsingor Pigegarde Elsinore Girls Marching Band from Hornbaeck, Denmark
Temple City Band
O’Fallon Township High School, O’Fallon, IL
Back on the bus we received the box lunch we had ordered when we registered for the Rally. Because our next stop was the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino.First was going to be the Chinese Gardens but we saw signs for a Stone Show so checked that out.
Then stopped at the Conservatory. I couldn’t take good photos because it was so warm and humid that my camera lens fogged up.Pavilion of the Three Friends in the Chinese Garden
Japanese House. First it started to drizzle, then rain. Oops, left our umbrellas in the bus, so hustled off to the art exhibits.But still I had to stop to take photos as we passed thru the Rose Garden.
The Huntington Art Gallery was originally the Huntington’s residence.
Gainsborough’s Blue Boy
Gutenberg Bible on vellum
Audubon’s The Birds of America (life size drawings)Breakfast in Bed, Mary Cassatt in the Gallery of American Art.
What an exceptional place to visit. I think because of the rain we were forced inside which was good. The artwork was so impressive to see. So much amazing art and one of a kind manuscripts.
Another outstanding day.