a few images from saturday's trek to catalina island, just 26 miles off the coast of san pedro, but a world away from the daily grind. we had perfect weather and partly sunny skies while we rambled around the town of avalon.

the wrigley memorial and botanical gardens sit atop a hill over avalon, erected in honor of william wrigley jr., who was instrumental in developing avalon.

a round-trip ticket to avalon: $66. watching golden sunlight fall over the hills like a blanket: priceless.

i rarely post personal photos here, but this about sums up a day spent on the island.