I drove my family down the coast to visit my hometown (San Diego) for Christmas. My kids were able to spend time with their grandparents, uncles, and auntie. Thanks to one of my brothers and his girlfriend, we were able to spend one of our days at Birch Aquarium! Christmas was a blast and before heading back up north we visited Chicano Park - the park of my childhood.
Amazingly, much of the park looked the same although many of the murals have been repainted. I stood on a spot I remembered from when I was five. It was something else to look at the rest of the park from that view (before my kids wanted to move on). I was happy to get some notes down for future writings during our visit.