My son Jamie is home for a couple of days of leave before heading to a new duty station (Fort Campbell KY) so today was a day off from things All Saints Church/Episcopal/Anglican/Marriage Equality/etc. as we decided to be tourists and check out two places Jamie hadn't seen before: The Watts Towers & Griffith Park Observatory.
The Watts Towers are "a collection of 17 interconnected structures, two of which reach heights of over 99 feet (30 m). The Towers were built by Italian immigrant construction worker Sabato ("Sam" or "Simon") Rodia in his spare time over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. They were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990."The Towers
Jamie checking out the "walking tour" information signs, including:
And he "did something big" all right!
Then it was off to the Griffith Park Observatory ...
up in the Los Feliz hills overlooking Los Angeles.
Recently renovated, the displays were awesome ...
And now we're going to grill some steaks and get him packed up to head east ... tomorrow will be soon enough for things All Saints Church/Episcopal/Anglican/Marriage Equality/etc.