Another one of the days that Hope went to the drapery rod store, she dropped Bob and I off in the center of the downtown Los Angeles wholesale district. I've only posted a few pictures because it would take days to see all the stores. We did not get to the silk flower shops or the garden shops where they have all kinds of pots and containers for planting. I did want to go to the silk plant store because I'd like to buy an artificial Lucky Bamboo plant. Maybe next time.
This entry contains the picture that I took of the lady on a corner selling little baby rabbits, ducks, turtles, etc. I took the picture and she hollered "$5 for picture." I gave her "the look" and kept walking. I really wonder how legal it is for them to be selling these little animals, having them caged up out in the hot sun, like that. There's also a picture that I took in one of the fabric outlets, that made me think of Robin's husband, Michael.
Also, just opposite of the "animal lady" was a lady with sliced melon, pineapple and honeydew. It all looked very tempting but the conditions were such that we felt it wasn't a good idea to buy anything from these vendors.
We saw many people on the streets carrying what looked like all their worldly possessions in shopping carts. Once when we were sitting on a bench "people watching" I looked over and noticed a sign on the end of a shopping cart that said "Shopping carts for the homeless." I wasn't able to read all of the fine print as it was quite lengthy but apparently the grocery stores in the area are sick and tired of their costly shopping carts disappearing.
My only purchase from the wholesale district was a "knock-off" Brentano handbag that I got for $20. Probably if it were the real thing it would have been much more than that. Anyway,I love it. It was good on the rest of the trip because I could throw my wallet in there plus a bottle of water and have room for the little odds and ends I bought along the way.
Anyway, after about 3 1/2 hours, Hope called Bob's cell phone to see where we were, soon she pulled up and we were back in the car and on the freeway headed back to Pasadena.
It's a very warm, sunny day here in western Washington today. So I spent the morning doing some heavy duty watering, especially my new roses.
Until next time.......Linda