Tuesday, April 26, 2011

this weekend: buckets of flowers and horse races

The LA Flower Market is open to trade and wholesale at dawn (5am) but stays open into the early afternoon for lookie-loos like us. It's down in the Warehouse District of LA, surrounded by tons of smaller flower shops and party supply stores. We got healthy orchids losing their blooms for $2 each and ones without blooms for ONE DOLLAR. And some cut flowers, too, because I love Ranunculus and Billy Balls are too cute to not buy.
LA Flower MarketLA Flower Market
We had kaiten sushi for lunch with mom and dad Chung and Paul and Alice. Then we headed to Santa Anita Race Tracks in Arcadia for some good ol' horse racing and betting. Right behind the race tracks are the San Gabriel Mountains. We won only one of our bets, but we were so close with some of the others. That last few hundred yards is a total game changer!!
santa anita race trackssanta anita race tracks

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