The Happiest Place in Davis

Raquel Silva on her mother's back
Raquel Silva
Arboretum Enthusiast

My most happy childhood memories of Davis include picnics and afternoons at the Arboretum. I remember running around as fast as I could, rolling down hills of grass, and feeding the ducks way too much old bread. It was pure bliss. This is a photo of me and my mom (Roberta (Kidd) Allen) in winter of 1971. My parents are both UCD alumni. I followed in the family tradition and completed undergrad and law school at UCD. Even at 52, I still get that warm and happy feeling each time I explore the Arboretum.