Friday, May 6, 2016

Seaport Villiage & Nearby attractions


We spent a day doing several small things near and around Seaport Village!





These trees are just too cool, so we had some fun with them! 









Stopped to enjoy some Ben & Jerry's :-)


Then we headed to the Point of Point Loma to check out Cabrillo's Monument & the lighthouse!
















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We ended the day by going to Phil's BBQ for dinner!

More to Come..



Easter & Extras..


Easter Sunday Selfies

It was a real treat to have mom visiting over Easter this year! Just a little taste of home around the holiday really made a difference! I remember mom being SOO excited to visit, as we were to have her come! We had so many things planned, and did nearly all of them! Of course, there are plenty more things for her to see and do, but that just has to wait until next time :-) 

We took the tripod with us as we walked a short way from our apartment, but decided not to use it. Honestly, I was kind of skiddish setting up on the property and trying to get photos of ourselves, so we went the quick and easy way.. A Selfy Stick :-) I figured anything was better than nothing! Plus, dinner was in the oven and on the stove, so didn't want to be gone long!










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A Day at Sea World



Here are a couple of the shows that we watched...


THIS one below has changed soooo much since last time we were there! I was actually quite disappointed.. I felt like they were all about trying to prove or get their message across that the trained whales weren't being tortured etc and all the benefits there were for having them... bla bla bla, so needless to say, I was kind of bummed after talking this show up to mom and how it was the best one they had there! Plus, it was to early in the season to have the fireworks.. and I LOVE FIREWORKS!



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To my surprise, as we were passing the entrance to the Atlantis roller coaster, mom pipes up (one who HATES them & who has always refused to go on any) and says something like, I know you guys love roller coasters, and if you would like to go, I'll go with you. I was sooo taken back, as I had thought she was going to say.. If you would like to go, I'll be happy to wait for you.
I was so proud of her!! We really do enjoy riding them, even though I get pretty nervous anticipating whats to come. If I can see the whole ride and what's to come next, I can prepare myself for it, but when a part is hidden... I freak! This ride had one of those moments, and Tim caught it..


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This was their Observation ride to the top! I had some fun with mom about this one too, before she realized what it actually was.. I told her, they pull you to the top and then drop you. haha!



 ...Last shot before heading out..

To Be Continued..




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Place for Coffee & Chats

We are looking forward to warmer weather coming to stay well into the evenings. This winter/spring has been fairly cold for here, and I am just ready for it to be over with. 

My mom came to visit over Easter, so Tim & I had several things we wanted to do in preparation for her trip. We always try to tackle a project of sorts prior to company coming out. It's somewhat of a motivator in itself, and once done, we then enjoy the satisfaction of another completed project. :-) I can't say this project is totally complete, as we want to add some adjustable spot lights in the upper corners and then some strip lights under the brown beam to shine on the white rocks at night. Just Monday, they came and added/attached a white thinner beam underneath the brown one. All we can figure is that its part of their addition to "enhance" the style.. Personally, I can't say it's great.. but if you could see the rest of the property, it makes sense! This new company has really been working on updating the property and have plans of adding some pretty cool things this summer! Anyways, we knew that they were suppose to be coming.. Originally, we received a notice the day before mom came out, and not knowing exactly what they were going to do, we decided to wait. Then they canceled, and rescheduled the work to be done 2 days ago. 

Just thought I would share a few shots of a relaxing area that I have already been able to take advantage of during the day. :-) We now enjoy keeping our blinds open!







With the added white...