It is the middle of winter here in Las Vegas and I found myself looking at pictures from last summer in Paris. The famous Bagatelle rose garden was in full bloom and the ducks, geese, swans and peacocks were having children. It was a magical time in a fantasy world. The thoughts of it make me happy that I was there and sad that I am not there now. I have some pictures and I thought I would share them here. I was so inspired by the lily pond, near the house, that I painted the moment in an expressionist style. I included the picture to show the contrast between what the camera saw and what I saw that day. I love to paint as a hobby and I hope you like the painting.
Family-owned and operated since 1953, the Town and Country Resort Hotel is the essence of an old style San Diego resort experience. This is really a giant motel, so if you are not driving, you should look elsewhere. It is not on the beach but it is ideally located between Seaworld, Balboa park and the San Diego Zoo, perfect for people with children. Several pools, an adjacent golf course, a great breakfast buffet, a decent spa and a reasonable sports bar makes this a very family friendly location. The rooms are a little funky, but the real jewel is the lush landscaping and the very reasonable room rates of about $100 dollars a night with AAA discount.