|What a great time we had on Catalina Island. Dad chatted up a fellow on the boat, a local and he found us a great hotel for $79. It had two beds, microwave, refrigerator, jacuzzi tub and a balcony that overlooked the harbor. We met up with him in the morning and he took us on an hour and a half tour of Avalon in his golf cart. What a find. We also got on the trolley and took it out to the botanical gardens and Wrigley Monument. There was also a stop at the Catalina Museum. When the sun came out we took a glass bottom boat ride to see all the fish and there were tons. As we were waiting for our return trip to the mainland a nice young man asked Dad and I if we would like a beer. Yes was our answer and he and his friend talked with us for about 20 minutes when their wives met up with them. This was a very nice group of people from Indiana and I asked them to tag along with us since Dad gets to board before the other 655 passengers. So the 6 of us all boarded the boat first and we sat down together. The next almost 2 hours was very enjoyable as we all talked and told stories and laughed. Meeting these folks was one of the best parts of the trip. My nephew Tom picked us up at the pier and our excursion was over. I can't wait to come back and bring Shirley to Santa Catalina. Today is a day of rest before we head back to NY tomorrow morning. Enjoy the pics.