Yesterday, Sunday, my gracious hosts and wonderful friends, Scott and Dona Foy Bruckner (BHS '66 & '67) took me to Olvera Street in Los Angeles before dropping me off at the Burbank airport.
We parked at Union Station which is where Scott comes when he takes the train to work. What a cool building!
Across the street is the lively and fun Olvera Street.
We had a delcious Mexican lunch...
... followed by yummy sweet churros!
We then drove around to look at some of the LA architecture
This is where Scott works
He has a great view of the city
Check out the jazzy Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles City Hall
Los Angeles River
LA Central High School
My mother went to LA High but it sure didn't look like this - lol!
Then we hopped on the freeway to head back to Burbank
Joaquin Miller Elementary School - my alma mater!
The same auditorium building!
Sara (BHS '67) and Carol (BHS '68) Marino lived across the street from the school
Two doors up lived Johnny Marie Solomon (BHS '68). Dona has reconnected with Johnny who now lives in Arizona.
Jeanne Barron's (BHS '67) former house on the corner of Providencia and Kenneth Road.
My former house on Tujunga near Bel Aire
Amazing house on Ninth and Verdugo
House on Angeleno and Ninth where they gave Hershey candy bars on Halloween which Dona and I both remember. They also had a giant parrot when we were kids.
Two unique houses made of stone on Olive Avenue and Ninth Street
The Nicholls family home on Olive Avenue just below Bel Aire where I enjoyed visiting twins Carol and Cathy
Larry Maxam's house when he was in high school. April 17, 2010 is the Larry Maxam Park Dedication (info)
'The Little Store' - one of the few remaining left in Burbank!
Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School - both Scott and Dona went here
Looks the same!
The Emerson playground
John Muir Junior High (now John Muir Middle School)
Burbank High School
Thanks so much Scott and Dona. Good-bye for now... but I will be back!