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Flashback: Dec 16, 2008

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Tuesday the 16th was the one day of really nice weather--though the forecast said otherwise.

     I made it through downtown San Diego to the Visitor's Center down on the harbor without any wrong turns. Yes, this is nearly miraculous.

     At the visitor's center we learned that the weather Wednesday was due to be ghastly and we'd best take advantage of the present. I'm grateful for locals who know their stuff when our channel-surfing wasn't giving us much (oh, for the internet--though my mom substituted by calling my dad on future days and having him browse for our local forecast!)

     We had a lovely time with the two-hour harbor tour and the weather was a delicious as could be hoped for. Got to enjoy the sight of many warships, coast guard vessels rushing off to catch drug smugglers, tug-boats a'tugging, a magnificent hospital ship, the Mercy, some submarines, and sea lions as well as plenty of seagulls and pelicans and sea scoters, and the huge Coronado Bridge. The tour guide knew the name of every destroyer, aircraft carrier, training jet, and helicopter that we saw!

     As the weather was still nice, we drove from there to Point Loma which overlooks the whole bay and the city. Got to see the area we'd seen at sea-level on the harbor cruise, and the Cabrillo National Monument. Lovely time on the Pacific side as well, though since the tide was high, no tide-pools for me.

     A lovely late lunch back in the city overlooking the Bay. Can't get fresher seafood than eating at the Fish Market!

     A treat in the evening in the form of seeing 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' as performed at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. It was magnificently done.
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On January 18th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Looks like it was a lovely day indeed--the views are gorgeous! Nice to hear that you enjoyed it so much.
On January 18th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was a real blessing to have one day in San Diego where the weather really behaved, though Thursday wasn't bad either.

And amusing how some of the locals just stay home and won't go anywhere in the rain, which is the type of behavior I associate with snow!
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On January 18th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Those are gorgeous pictures... You must've had a terrific time wandering across all that! Although I'd like that weather, mmm. Not at the cost of my wind, though! *getting ready to go out for a walk in delicious wind, but wanted to comment on this first*
On January 18th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was a nice day, though we had to be watching the clock all the time because of the play that evening. More wandering would have been fun. =)

You can have your wind, thankyouverymuch. Me no likey.
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On January 18th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Your pictures look wonderful. We were really blessed by the weather that day.
I love revisiting the places and remembering the trip.
On January 18th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
We were indeed, and by the good advice! The Towners had so much fun looking at photos of the harbor cruise, I wish they could have been there!