Last year the airplane was taken out of the “Airplane” Park for refurbishment. This jet refurbishment became a labor of love to build something that would honor our veterans in a powerful and special way. On Memorial Day, the new and improved Veteran’s Memorial debuted to thousands of spectators as all in attendance remembered and honored the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The Douglas F3D-2 “Skyknight” fighter, now is back on its pedestal in all its glory commemorating men and women who died while in military service. Take a look at the new and improved memorial that is here at Del Valle Park in Lakewood, CA.
Wordless Wednesday: Rainbow Harbor in Beautiful Long Beach, CA
One of my favorite places to go to and spend a day at in SoCal is down at Rainbow Harbor, in Long Beach, CA. Growing up in Long Beach, I’ve seen how Rainbow Harbor has evolved and changed over the years and have many fond memories of the time spent here. Rainbow Harbor is located next to the Aquarium of the Pacific and Shoreline Village. Shoreline Village overlooks Rainbow Harbor with arcades and restaurants to please the whole family. With the Pike, Pine St. and the Queen Mary also nearby, you can easily spend an entire day here enjoying the outdoors in the bright, warm sunshine. Other attractions include Whale Watching, Dinner Cruises, Private Charters, Sport Fishing, Boat Rentals, Personal Watercraft Rentals and shuttle busses and boats to other attractions and facilities in Long Beach.
Here are some pictures and you can judge for yourself. Can you see why I love spending time here when I can? What would you most like to see here?