Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas In Chico

I love Chico. I went to school here and some of my closest friends still live here. I decided to spend my holiday in this city and revisit the park I spent so much time in when I called Chico my home long ago.

The town is always changing but one thing that will remain the same is the feeling I get when I am in Bidwell Park. It's a magical place, especially when you don't come across another person, which can happen. You can get lost in the hills, swim in the creek, ride your bike or walk your dog in acres of shared land.

Today I went to upper park and visited Sycamore Pool in one mile recreation area. Believe it or not, I used to spend my summers sitting in that chair lifeguarding. It's a beautiful creek that runs through a man made pool. As glamorous as it seems, it was the most boring job in the word. No music or reading to pass the time. What? What do I have to do? Watch the swimmer? Yes, I sat there watching kids being dropped off so we could babysit them for the day and tell them over and over not to run or dive in the pool. Exciting stuff.

Here is my day in the park. For more pictures, click HERE


Julie Magers Soulen said...

Wonderful photography Alison! Your banner is awesome!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography
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Alison said...

Thank you Julie! I got lucky with my point and click on that action shot. Max just likes to run off and play with everyone. :)

Tom _Kathy_Retired said...

Hope you are having a Merry Christmas and wish you a great New Year.
I think of your blog every time I drive past that row of Airstream trailers planted in the ground on I-4.
We are ether retired or just taking one giant vacation. Ether way, it is fun to have no schedule. We are walking the dogs at the pound, for us and them. They really enjoy being outside and getting some exercise.
My old friend and his wife live in Chico and they love it there. He is a social worker and she owns and runs a dog grooming shop. They are Dave and Emi Wilson. I hope to visit them next year and see Chico for myself.

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