TOURIST SEASON in Pasadena!
How do I know? Well, as a wise old justice of the peace on the USA Supreme Court once commented when referring to pornography, to paraphrase: ‘I can’t define it, can’t describe it, but I know it when I see it.’
I will say this much. You see a brunch more of them around summer & Christmas/New Years seasons. Naturally. Just Sunday I saw hints of these visitors. And like any season, Pasadena just feels a bit different. I’ve seen this faithfully occur over & over many a year.
Oh, but I’m not out searching for tourists either. I haven’t been to the Huntington all year (KB!), didn’t do the Tournament House tour, nor repeat the Prospect Park home tour, & y’all know how I feel about the tourist trap called Old Town (I know what some of you might say on this point), et al.
No, the tourists have been visited upon me. Sorta like my internet experience where websites/things find me on my way to, say, a Pasadena blog such as artist Jacquelyn’s.
Now, visitors from the adjacents, say AltaDena or L.A. – they don’t count as tourists. Strange & different as they can be, we’ll still consider them locos.
Q: Can you tell it’s the season? How do you know?
Drop me a line. Agree or Disagree. Right or Wrong. Visitors/Out of Towner’s – if you happen to have been led astray onto this website while looking for some decent cafe/restaurant in Pasadena, please you do the same.
Before I forget, let me “preface” to say I like & welcome tourists. It’s a thrill to meet peoples from distant or strange lands. The city & chamber of commerce does as well, at least for the economic benefits. In fact, if you can contribute to the betterment of Pasadena, then as far as I’m concerned you’re from Pasadena in spirit!
All this is said in light of having to bid bon voyage (temporarily) to some truly beautiful Pasadena area born & bred girl friends as they leave their home – hell the state! – in search of furthering their life advancement.
I sense a strangeness in the air around these times…
Ok, gotta run, gotta catch some break-fast!