It was Martin Luther King Day. The parade dominated downtown. Brandy and Thomas, from California, managed to navigate the road issues to arrive on time at the Mob Museum for our 1 pm tour. Blocking the streets seemed symbolic. Up the street we heard marching bands – on a day when justice itself seemed necessarily on the march. But the walking tour today was itself eventful and fun for me (by profession a cultural planner) since both tour goers worked for Orange County local government. Along the the way we got into conversations that only planning professionals might enjoy. We stopped for our complimentary cocktail at the El Cortez with a toast to friendship and adventure. And an acknowledgment to the meaning of this day.

It was Martin Luther King Day. The parade dominated downtown. Brandy and Thomas, from California, managed to navigate the road issues to arrive on time at the Mob Museum for our 1 pm tour