Carlsbad Research Center

John and I found the Research Center Pond.
We parked in a law firm's lot,
stepped over a low barrier, and trudged up 
this asphalt lane to the pond.

As we came up to the crest of the hill, 
this is what we saw. Wow!

A typical "Behave Yourself" sign,
for a pond surrounded by a business park.

On the uphill side we saw evidence that this was
once a natural pond.

It was nicely groomed and hardscaped
as we turned towards the west.
A "disappearing edge" swimming pool effect.

The lawns and benches invite a midday break
from "research" and "finance" activities.

As we had other ponds on our minds, 
we marched back down the ramp to the truck.