This month my group met in the Gaslamp Quarter. Robert and I like to use these gatherings as an opportunity to do some sight-seeing around our own city. We mingled under the Gaslamp Sign at the end of Fifth Avenue for a bit, took a group photo, and then Frank (our friend we go to the desert with), Greg (another member of the group), Robert and I headed off down the street to find the nearest Starbucks. After Frank had his fix (Robert had stopped for coffee before meeting the group), we again were off with our cameras dangling from around our necks looking for that perfect shot.
Although I absolutely love the Gaslamp Quarter and its historical buildings, I was feeling very uninspired. Most of us were, so we just kind of wandered around taking a photo every now and again and trying to figure out where we should go next.
During our wanderings we came upon the William Heath Davis House. It's over 150 years old, which means it's most likely haunted so of course we had to go inside so I could do some ghost hunting.
Oh, look! I think I caught a ghost in the hallway...nope, just Robert wandering through my shot again!
Finally it was time for lunch and the group met up at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza on 4th Avenue.
Robert had a tuna sandwich and I left my diet at home and had a 5-cheese pizza. Delicious!
As we were walking back to our car after lunch, we came upon this mural on a parking structure at Horton Plaza. I wonder what it means? It's hard to see, but the 4th guy from the top is flipping the bird. Intersting.
It was another fun outing with my photography group and I look forward to next month. Stay tuned for more Travels With Rae & Robert....