Santa Ana

Olivine and I met my mom at a little spot called Crave (on 4th St. near Main) for a “girl’s only” breakfast. We each ordered frittatas and could have shared they were so big and delicious.DSC01490Afterwards we wandered around.DSC01497It’s close to a place I used to hang out in high school – Koo’s Cafe, and today it felt like an unexplored gem in Orange County.
DSC01496We wandered in alleys and
DSC01494 learned about their bike huts.DSC01502Olivine loved all the windows full of quinceanera dresses.DSC01493 She definitely squeezed in some serious Grammy time.DSC01510

When she found a fake bouquet of flowers I insisted she pose with this mural.
DSC01507So many skeletons on the wallsDSC01509just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead.

DSC01505The hand painted signs are a fascination now, thanks to Joe. It’s the size and letters that make me smile.
DSC01504I was disappointed we didn’t have the whole day to explore this neighborhood. This made me want to see some other parts of Southern California I don’t know.

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