Down the tracks again

I went on a scouting trip for a future senior trip for our church - I know - a cushy job, but someone's got to do it. I left at 7am, voted, stopped by the post office, then headed for the train depot. Bought my ticket and waited for my friend, Torre.  At 8am promptly we boarded the train and waited for it to take off which it did at 8:15. At 8:50 we got off the train at Downtown Pomona, CA

and proceeded to check out their revitalized downtown that has an Antiques Row of stores (most closed on Tuesday, sigh) and an Art Colony (most opening at 11 - another sigh) but we walked down antiques row and found ourselves on the main drag of the Western University of Health Sciences and BOY has this campus grown.

The big surprise was the statues that looked like real people spread here and there along the walk. Sure would like to know how they were cast! For some of them, you had to get right next to them to see they weren't real people. Guys reading paper are statues. 

Then we headed for the American Museum of Ceramic Art. They currently have an exhibit of Mexican ceramic art for the Day of the Dead (Oct 31st). Wow! We got lucky - they don't open until 12, but the nice guy let us in early. After viewiing the permanent collection
and the exhibit we headed to La Merendera - a Mexican restaurant and bakery for an early lunch at 11:30. Yumm! We then walked off our lunch taking in some other shops and viewing all the Art Deco buildings in this town. Then back to the depot and home by 3pm. A good trip, but probably not for our seniors as it involves too much walking, but it would make a good volkswalk - LOL!

Got home and promptly took an hour nap - I was tired from all that walking in the sun - temps are back to normal - it was in the low 90s.


  1. I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit to AMOCA! We'll always open our doors to inquisitive minds :-)

    Hope to see you back again!


  2. You are right, a tough job but so worth the effort...Know you and Torre had a blast! Could hardly believe the ceramics; thanks for the photos...have to agree this would not work well for a seniors trip unless you could hire a covey of coolies with carts to carry everyone around! :)

    Love and Blessings, Bette


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