I'm still walkin'. Since I last regaled you (or galed you, depending on how often you visit here), I had walked 30 times since January 1. Now I've added seven more to my collection. For the month of April, I've walked 51.3 miles, and with a day or two left in the month, I may not be quite done (but I'm guessing I am).
As usual, I took some photos. Why here are some now...
This is down along the Embarcadero, just north of Seaport Village and slightly south of the aircraft carrier Midway, which is docked there. If you look closely at the left side of the photo, you'll see a giant couple embracing. It's a statue called "Unconditional Surrender," based on the iconic World War II photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. It was on loan to the Port of San Diego, but now plans are afoot (and they're pretty big feet...the statue is 25 feet tall) to have a permanent bronze statue grace the harbor. You can donate to the fund set up to buy the statue here. You know, if you want to.
A little farther up the Embarcadero is the cruise ship terminal and this big boat was there one day when I was walking by. It seemed to stretch on forever. Since I just read the long article in the latest Vanity Fair about the Italian cruise ship wreck (the Costa Concordia), I'm in no hurry to see what the inside of one of these ships look like.
I love this set of cute little houses on Robinson Avenue in Hillcrest. They're colorful and fun. Evidently a blue door on a house brings good luck. I bet you didn't know that, did you? Okay. You did. I'll stop trying to teach you shit, then.
I am constantly amazed at the flora and fauna in southern California, even though I've lived here over 13 (lucky) years now. This is a Bird of Paradise. It's a flora, not a fauna. In fact, it's not even a bird, it's a flower. They're very colorful and kinda "chatty" looking, like they're talking when people aren't around. I image if they do really talk, they're kinda vain and speak only of their own innate beauty, thus meaning they're totally right for California, kinda like the Valley Girls of flowers. Totally.