Then we went to see a plaque on a rock marking the sight of a very important battle in the quest for the United States of America to take the area from Mexico. The battle was the Battle of Rio San Gabriel, and the marker is on the corner of Washington Blvd. and Bluff on the east side of Montebello.
For additional drama and information, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rio_San_Gabriel
It was an interesting start to the day. Members of the group included Beth, Brianna, Doris, Glen, & Cindi. Beth and Brianna had this planned. Glen and Cindi joined in rather spontaneously.