Balboa Park attracts visitors for many reasons. The magic show had the largest audience, but he had trouble performing his acts because his audience came and went, saw part of the act, then left. How does one distract at distracted audience?
Down the way was a group of bird handlers, and
we I challenged myself to hold a bird. I can no longer say that I am deathly afraid of birds.
We stopped in the model railroad museum 15 minutes before closing time for just a dollar admission. I think that was plenty of time to get a pose or two on the tracks for Ralph to save me, but clearly I’ve convinced him that I’m really not the damsel in distress type. And he even accused me of endangering Manny on purpose! Well, Ralph, it happened to Leslie, too.
One of the main attractions was the Lady in Bronze. At first I didn’t realize she was real, but she moved. Ever so slightly. When she saw Manny, she reached out her hand to hold him. He was captivated. She blew him a good bye kiss as he left. I think she was a little concerned with the ladies who carried Manny around. Ralph would have less to say about Manny’s mistreatment here!!! Go ahead, Ralph – I dare you!!!
Leslie got a little agitated at a little photo hog while we were snapping pictures of Statue Lady, and told her to “Just go, now.” She obeyed. If I’d done that…. Here are a few more pictures of my favorite bronze lady. She was a statue with looks and personality!
I first saw painted bodies in London in the 1990s, and was amazed that anyone could wear nothing but paint, and sit motionless for so many hours. I always imagined that the paint would be very toxic to the body because skin is our body’s largest organ. I just read an interesting article on body painting, and, of course, the paint sellers say that it is safe. It can be applied by brush or air brush to clean, non-oily skin or clothing.
Of course, I don’t even have to think about this one, or go research it. I read it all the time. I even learned how he turns Zoey the Cool Cat into postage stamps. The only disappointment I had in the whole 4 hours we spent was that as we left the restaurant he recapped, “Ok the person next to me, that’s Laurie, and across from her was Debbie, and next to you was Leslie, and YOU’RE…” hahaha It happens to men, too! I once introduced myself as Connie Smith – to a GROUP!!! OK that’s worse, but… Have you guessed my Featured Blog, yet? He’s much more famous than I, who features him! If not, you’ll just have to click on Zoey and visit his blog. I’m not going to tell you!!! Oh yes, I can remember his name… hahaha🙂