Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Returning to Regular Programming

 Back to the last day of our San Diego trip after taking a minute to share Christmas!  It's the final day of the trip and thanks for hanging in there with me while I shared all my favorite pics from our Thanksgiving trip.  There were too many to leave out!!  This day was sunny and gorgeous and the beach was wonderful!!
Jen's favorite place is the beach!! 

Bare toes in the Air! 



we loved watching the waves roll in!  

And these guys......

They are fascinating and Big!! 

Later in the evening, we went to Seaport Village for dinner and the sunset finished off the day in perfection!

Hope your Holidays are still in full swing!!  We've got a New Year coming up and I hope you will keep visiting me here! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

We interrupt this vacation report......

Since it is the day after Christmas and I was a huge slacker in taking photos at our Christmas celebration on Christmas eve,  I decided to remember the SEASON by sharing some Christmas parade pics from the Happiest place on Earth!  Disney always makes every detail perfect when celebrating and certainly Christmas was over the top fun!
A huge Tree in the Center Square- all the ornaments were beautiful! 

Holiday Balloons for Sale



These soldiers are adorable

So festive and the parade heads for the huge tree

Eeyore's sled was overturned!! 

Dancing Reindeer! 

And of course, the Big Guy in the Red suit is always the Favorite!
It was a wonderful and festive time and to watch the little kids enjoying all these holiday festivities was awesome!  Hope your Christmas was very Merry and my wish is that you  celebrated the REAL reason for the Season-- Jesus!! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Beauty Everywhere

 Our next stop on the day after we stuffed ourselves on Turkey, was a beauty of a place in San Diego- the Famous Balboa Park!  This old Merry-go-Round was definitely worth riding!!  It's very well kept and kids of all ages had fun on it!!


Reindeer and Cats! 

It was such a gorgeous day and of course, I love being able to practice photography on all this gorgeous architecture! 

And sometimes WE model for Ross! 

The Architecture always blows me away!! 

Playing with my Macro lens

What a huge and beautiful Venue



I think this tile is absolutely amazing!!  I want some in my back yard!!  The colors were so Fun! 

After a fun time at Balboa park, we headed to the Cabrillo National Monument.  It is right down the street from Ross' college!  

A little Selfie in San Diego! 

We all really loved exploring the Tidepools!! 


Beautiful Cliffs to climb on! 

I loved this shot- Christian was not afraid to get in the water!! 
We stayed long enough to see this!!!  
and this......

So much fun to have these two marrieds along!

A little tiny Sprinkle happened right at sunset, and look what happened!!!  I caught the marrieds up there in the orange glow!!!  Ending of a perfect day!! 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

More Fun in the Sun

Can't believe I am still sharing all my photos of our Thanksgiving in San Diego, but there were so many and I hate to leave anything out.  Today I am sharing the pics from the Actual Thanksgiving day!  It was a very nice day and we had our take-out turkey dinner (thanks Boston Market-- it was awesome) at Ross' apartment on the campus.  His room-mates all had other gatherings, so we had it to ourselves.
A little practice on Ross' hoverboard in his apartment!  They have a beautiful apartment that was brand newly remodeled this year before they started their senior year. 

After our Turkey lunch, we explored the campus. I am in love with this new Science building== that wall is gorgeous! 


Peeking thru that cool wall! 


This is a view from one of the dorms.  I may not be able to study if I went to college here!! 


Later, we found a fun bridge in San Diego and had fun with photos! 
These two!!! 
Next stop was a beach in LaJolla.  It was cloudy and rainy by this time but we set up a timer photo anyway!  
And-- when you find a cool chippy wall, you ask him to pose! 



During the rainy mist, we had to get as close as possible to the seals on the beach!! They are the funniest! 

Here's a few more!  It was actually really dark so the pics are pretty grainy= but very fun to see them anyway!

Thanks for coming by to my Thanksgiving report (continued)!!  Hope yours was happy!! 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

More Thanksgiving Report

After our Disney Day, we were joined by our married daughter and her hubby.  It was great to have the whole family together and take the tour of all the fun places in San Diego that Ross wanted to show us.  We decided to visit Coronado Island and spent a good part of the morning on the Beach.  We were kinda Chilly, but there were plenty of people out there in bathing suits and in the water== not sure I could have done that.  It was sunny and kind of windy- but we explored and had a wonderful time!!
Ross was willing to pose for me so I could practice! 
Squinty eyes in the bright sun- but I loved this pic anyway!  You can see the people in the water and out on the beach in bathing suits--- brrrrrrrrr
Not the prettiest lighting= but a fun photo anyway! 
Jen found a LIVE sandollar at the beach
exploring
We love to watch these Thieves at the beach!  He was headed for a grocery bag full of lunch! 
Just could not carry that whole bag! 
Divine reflections
Jen and Christian were brave enough to go walk in the cold water
Such beautiful Nature at the BEACH!!