Bus, Bikes & Trains Oh Boy!

Tomorrow should be a fun day of discovery. After learning of the Second Annual L.A. Archives Bazaar at the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino on Saturday, I pitched the idea to Susan earlier of taking all that history in and going multi-modal in getting there — by bus, train and bike.  And I figured since we’d be in the area we can pedal over to nearby L.A. County Arboretum (a place I’ve never been) and take that in as well for a spell.

So we’re going to embark upon our journey via the No. 704 bus that goes down Sunset Boulevard to Union Station. Then we’re going to get on the Gold Line and train it all the way out to its San Gabriel Valley terminus at the Sierra Madre Villa Station, and then bike to both venues, first the Arboretum and then the Huntington.

After we’re done we’re going to head back up to the Gold Line’s Allen Avenue depot (nine-mile surface street route charted here) to get ourselves back downtown , perhaps stopping at Olvera Street’s La Golondrina for margaritas and munchables before either biking the rest of the way home or boarding the No. 4 back along Sunset to Silver Lake.

If anyone reading might be going to the Huntington, hopefully we’ll see you there. Or if by some strange reason you’re in the area and interested in joining us, we’ll probably be heading out eeeeeearly, like around 9 a.m. If that doesn’t discourage you, drop me an email and let’s plan on meeting up at the Union Station Gold Line tracks accordingly.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."