Day 13 Lala land 12/13/2007 09:57
I waked up early today and decided to catch the first train to Los Angeles.

It's'a good decision so far. The morning sun shine in the ocean, with the surfers in the background, This is another beautiful morning.

The train passengers today are totally different to the usual train riders. It's'pretty much white collar professional.

This evening, I'm going to board the train going east and back to Boston. The last day without the hint of snow.....
A huge snowstorm is coming to Boston this afternoon.
Johann at 12/13/2007 10:26 快速引用
Johann :
A huge snowstorm is coming to Boston this afternoon.


我10点来的,难道2点就要被迫回家了么? 感动
金喜 at 12/13/2007 10:28 快速引用
中午就走吧,大家都 work from home 了。


金喜 :
Johann :
A huge snowstorm is coming to Boston this afternoon.


我10点来的,难道2点就要被迫回家了么? 感动
Johann at 12/13/2007 10:32 快速引用
公司的 email 说 :“please use your judgement as to when you feel the need to leave”。说的再明白不过了,今天不早退显然是缺乏 judgement。
Johann at 12/13/2007 10:36 快速引用
you'll see lots of snow when you come back smile
simple at 12/13/2007 12:31 快速引用
Lucky me, I got a private guided tour of El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic distict tour for one hour. It goes through the oldest buildings and histories of the city of angels.

There's' a Mexian market with a lot of goodies.

Btw, it is sunny and warm. What a nice day!!!!
pompano at 12/13/2007 14:16 快速引用
They are getting ready dor Las Pasadas
pompano at 12/13/2007 14:18 快速引用
Something remided me the high living cost in California.

I am in the central public market of downtown LA, which is the indoor version of Haymarket. The restroom is NOT Free!! Everybody has to pay 25 cent to use it.
pompano at 12/13/2007 16:18 快速引用
Fruits are cheap:
Grapes 69 cent per lb
Mongo 3 for 1 dollar
pompano at 12/13/2007 16:22 快速引用
In the 11 original families of the 1st settlement from Mexico, about half of them are African descendent.

The Mexicans cook outside in the oven. Almost no indoor cooking at all. So, they don't have the concept of fire insurance. The Americans brought the fire insurance to Cali
pompano at 12/13/2007 18:50 快速引用
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pompano :
In the 11 original families of the 1st settlement from Mexico, about half of them are African descendent.

The Mexicans cook outside in the oven. Almost no indoor cooking at all. So, they don't have the concept of fire insurance. The Americans brought the fire insurance to Cali
豆豆 at 12/13/2007 19:12 快速引用
Some interresting fact on the 0alifornios in the mid 1800s:
The banknote is the rawhide of cow. There's' US dollar, no Peso, no gold. The more rawhide you have, the richer you are.

Almost all furnitures in southern California during that time are shipped from New England. It has to go bypass Cape Horn. The trip takes about half year.

California will ship raw hides and tallows to New England. Raw hides will be used as leather in clothes and furnitures. Tallow is the cow's'body fat, which will be used for cadles and soaps.

The first school teacher of San Diego was from Boston.

The Adobe houses are taller than other American houses. Because they don't have to keep it small to keep the house warm.
pompano at 12/13/2007 22:21 快速引用
I boarded the "Southwest Chief" and heading east to Chicago. Time to go home...
pompano at 12/13/2007 22:24 快速引用
After viewing the historic old towns of San Diego and Los Angeles, I felt that the life in that period is similar to what I remembered when I was kid in grandparent's'house. Detail will follow.
pompano at 12/13/2007 22:30 快速引用
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