Thursday, November 11, 2010

Two Sweet Boys

When I was growing up, I played with snakes and lizards. I've never had a fear of reptiles.

This 40 lb. python is a sweet boy. So sweet, in fact, that my grandson Steven and I cuddled with it at the snake expo on Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center.

I've been to the all-new, all-improved convention center many times, but this was the first opportunity I've had to be in the exhibition hall except on tours when the convention center had its grand opening, during which it was empty.

On Sunday the hall was packed with exhibitors and collectors:

Steven, who is 15, lives in Chula Vista and works weekends at South Bay Tropical, which breeds and sells exotic fish and reptiles.

He worked at the South Bay Tropical booth all day Saturday and Sunday at the expo, along with several others:

We convinced his boss to let me take him away for an hour to get a sandwich at Camille's and have a visit.

Steven's another sweet boy and the youngest of my four grandchildren. It was great to have him here!

The Pasadena Convention Center is owned by the City of Pasadena and managed by the Pasadena Center Operating Company.


Petrea said...

You continue to amaze me!

ben wideman said...

Looks like an interesting convention!

By the way - I've posed a question to you on today's blog post.

Jean Spitzer said...

So wonderful to have your grandchild around. Not so sure about the python.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Are you brave enough to hold a tarantula? Nice to spend time with the grandkids

pasadenapio said...

PA, I love reptiles but I draw the line at arachnids!