Tuesday, July 13, 2010

San Diego Tuesday

Yes I realize that I've been home from San Diego for almost two weeks. I'm almost finished wrapping up. Tuesday I hung out with Laura, Lydia's boss' daughter. We went back to Seaport Village to ride the Seal. When I posted that on Facebook it created a lot of confusion. Apparently, some people thought I was literally riding a Seal. These are people that know me well. I have no idea what they were thinking.  I guess they thought it was some sort of swim with the seals like you do with the dolphins. Anyway, this is the seal I was riding.

It was fun! We got to see all sorts of stuff.

It didn't smell very good out here. Those boxes the birds are standing on are "bait boxes" & it's full of fish. My favorite part of the tour was this.

I loved seeing all of the sea lions. They were so fun to watch. This one was putting on a show for us. He jumped on & off of the buoy. That black looking thing in the right corner is another one that was swimming around. They're very graceful! A lot of them appeared to be very lazy. Like these.

They just laid there using each other as pillows. I learned something on the tour too. The reason that these are light colored is because they're dry. They have some sort of oil like substance on them & when it dries they're light. These two were having a big conversation. See they have their mouths open?

I wonder what they were saying??

More birds. They were everywhere!

 I know this picture looks black  & white but it only looks that way because it was so cloudy.

There was a boat having an issue with these guys.

That would be a gun strapped to his leg.

Once we got back to Seaport Village we had lunch at a cute little restaurant called Edgewater. The one problem I found with San Diego is the lack of Dr. Pepper. Nobody had it. At this particular restaurant I ordered unsweet tea. I always order it unsweetened & add Splenda. Well, I should've had my camera ready because the waitress looked at me like I'd lost my mind. Apparently, the South is the only place that drinks sweet tea. Oh well. I got my tea, filled it up with Splenda & was happy!

After lunch we took the ferry to Coronado Island. This was the view of the Convention Center & downtown from the Island.

I was a little disappointed that this was the only beach I saw the entire trip.

Apparently, we should've taken a taxi or something to another part of the island & we would've seen the Pacific Ocean. The island was bigger than what I thought & I didn't realize people lived there but it was a little city. There were some shops & restuarants at the ferry landing. As we were walking around we saw this outside of a little museum.

I love Dr. Seuss. I think his books are so funny! We went in & looked around.

There was a whole little Dr. Seuss section.
Then we decided it was time for a snack. There was a little cupcake place that we thought about. There was a Cold Stone on the island!! I was really excited! While we were waiting these guys joined us.

I'm so not a fan of birds. At least not this kind that are everywhere. While we were walking around we found a little place that rents bikes  & things. We decided to do this.

Y'all can stop laughing now. It was fun but harder than I expected. I have a whole new appreciation for the Pedi Cab Driver/Pedalers. We had 2 people pedaling this thing & it wasn't easy. I was the official "driver" which meant I did the steering. I did fine. There may be a curb or some bushes that would dispute that but nobody was hurt. We thought for a minute or two about riding over to the other side of the island but after a bit we realized that 30 mins. on this thing was going to be more than enough. We did have a little incident. We thought we were in the right place when a man very rudely said that we weren't supposed to be on the sidewalk. Well, we'd just seen a sign that said "Bike Path" so we told him & he snippely (that's probably not a word) pointed us to the bike path. I didn't say anything but I wanted to tell him "I'm from Louisiana & we don't have bike paths because it's too freakin' hot to go outside!" I bit my tongue. The bike path turned out to be between a lane of traffic on a busy road & the lane where cars parallel park.

Not to mention the fact that the bike lane just ends. Yes ENDS. We were approaching a red light & boom, no bike path! I had to make a left turn across traffic. That was no easy feat. I don't even like making left turns when I'm in a car.

After our little ride we headed back to the city. Lydia & I had tickets to the Padres game Tuesday night. We had soooo much fun! The Concierge was able to get us great seats! We were 7 rows behind the visitors dugout. The Padres were playing the Rockies.

Tony Gwynn Jr. was just called out at home. See how good the seats were!

The only former Tiger on the teams was Brad Hawpe. This was the only glimpse we got of him. He was hurt & also didn't play because of the whole righty lefty thing.

We walked back to the hotel & decided to have a snack on the walk back. We spotted a Ghirardelli Ice Cream Parlor in the Gas Lamp District.

I had a chocolate shake & Lydia had a banana split sundae. It was sooooo good!!!! Okay, enough of that. It's making me hungry.

That was all for Tuesday. Good thing cause this is probably the longest post in the history of the world! Slowly but surely I'm catching up!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you came with me, because it certainly made that trip alot more fun! Thanks again for joining me!