A relaxing day in San Diego
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July 7th, 2008 – by: lachicktravels
8am in the morning of July 6th- text message from Karina asking if we were going. Yes we are. While waiting for the sisters to arrive at my home I was watching the pre-games of the Olympics Gymnastics. 9:30 rolled around and off we go in my seaside pearl Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. I still love my car.
We made a view point stop at one of the rest areas along the 5 freeway to see the view of the ocean. The grey clouds perched over the oceans magnificent color.
Almost 2 hours later we arrived in downtown. Our first official stop was Balboa Park to visit a couple of museums and botanical gardens. The sisters haven't been to Balboa Park and I didn't mind seeing it again. The beautiful flowers in the gardens were vivid in color, you can smell the herbs while walking pass them, you can feel the soft breeze on your face while breathing in the air and the aroma of the garden. We've also visited the Photographic Museum whose works of FLESH: Portraits by Gary Schneider and Humanitas: Images of India by Fredric Roberts are the current exhibitions in the museum.
We attended Spreckles Organ Concert while at the park. Organ music played about a 40 minute show. Sounds of organ music reminded me of church or oddly Disney films. After the organ set I was again reminded of how much i want to someday perform a song of some kind in front of an audience like an open mic. Maybe. Possibly. Never hurts to dream a little. Then we stopped to visit the United Nations International Cottages. My favorite to see because I'm very keen on cultures and anything international. The first flag who caught my attention was the Norweigan flag. Strangely i'm drawn to Scandavian countries. I've never been, I don't have friends from there, yet I'm drawn to it. Must've been the photographs I see on the internet. We stopped by all of the cottages. Karina and her sister got their names written in Chinese at the China cottage.
We then drove to the Port of San Diego to dine. We dined at Anthony's which is right off the port where all the navy ships and fishing boats were. I ordered a salmon fillet w/ a side of baked potato and cole slaw. No cocktail for me since I was the designated driver. Karina ordered the scallops, shrimps w/ a side of baked potato and cole slaw and Aida ordered the seabass fillet with a side of rice and cole slaw.
This concludes our one day trip to SD and concludes my first travel blog. Even till today my stomach still feels strange and I had to call in sick from work.
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