On Friday I had the honor to visit the historical Rancho Los Cerritos House; also known as Rancho Los Cerritos or Casa de los Cerritos, in Long Beach, California, it was the largest and most impressive adobe residence raised in southern California during the Mexican period. The structure of the house was built in 1844 by merchant Jonathan Temple, a Yankee pioneer who became a Mexican citizen. Los Cerritos means "the little hills" in English. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. I
The smell of the ocean flowing in gently on the breeze as the sunlight dances on the waves in a dazzling display of radiance, while the warm sand is imprinted with the footprints of countless of local residents and visiting guests alike. The historical Queen Mary docked peacefully in retirement, a living testament to the brilliantine and beauty of human ingenuity. The wonder and curiosity in the eyes of children as they bear witness to the majestic underwater life at the Aquarium of the Pacific.