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22 June, Thursday

Sorry for the delay, it is time to update our activities.

Long Beach has had a very cold spring until a few days ago and then it took the opposite tactic. It is now reaching 80 nearly everyday, very unusual for the beach area. Inland has had temps near 100 and some places over. Phoenix hit 122 on Tues, with the airport closing in the afternoon for even the large jets.

Grandson is visiting so we are doing touristy things. Went to the beach and played in the surf on Monday. Didn't see any sharks but then we did not expect to. We went to Long Beach, inside the breakwater. It eliminates the large waves and the danger of rip tides. One need to go further South to Seal Beach for more excitement.

Tuesday we ventured across the new bridge being built, The Desmond, which crosses the entrance to the Long Beach container harbor. They are building a new bridge 55 feet higher so the large container ships can enter. Once across we went on to the Battleship IOWA, moored permanently at San Pedro. It has been turned into a museum. It is a work in progress as only donated funds can be used. They have done a very good job in the few years it has been in port. A self guided tour takes about 2 hours, longer if you read every word of every information board. It is hard to realize nearly 3,000 men lived aboard during the various wars it was in.

Wednesday, forcaste to be HOT, we went to KNOTT'S SOAK CITY. This is a large water park connected with Knott's Berry Farm. We have been there before, it is great fun. Since it was hot, there were many, many people there. Ride were crowded and lines long compared to the last time. It was still lots of fun from 10 am until 5 pm. Then to IN & OUT for one of their great burgers.

More updates after we do more.

Posted by REDTAILRV 12:36

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