Sunday, February 21, 2010

Monday - February 15th, 2010

While most of the world is getting back to their "Mundane Monday" work week, the three of us are off to live another adventure. Jealous? You should be. But don't worry, you can live vicariously through us today on your "Mundane Monday." Today we head off to the great (6) Balboa Park. Josh (brother) and Stella (niece) would be joining us today! They drove down from Pasadena to be with us for our adventure. Once again, we were glad to have the company. Balboa Park took all of 5 minutes to get to. It is here in San Diego and we live only 2.1 miles from it. Balboa Park is the nations largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues and beautiful gardens as well as the San Diego Zoo, which we will visit at another time. It is spectacular. It was another beautiful day in San Diego and therefore a perfect day for a stroll in the park.
Beautiful fountains

Breathtaking architecture
Josh and I in front of the gardens

At the end of the day, a little stop at the kids park. Miles loves his cousin Stella and followed her wherever she went. They are such good friends, even though they hit each other. :) It was Miles' first time on a swing and he was in love. Flying through the sky he could not control his excitement and belly laughed the whole time. What a kid.

I said is once and I'll say it again. What a kid.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monday - February 8th, 2010

Miles Montage

A stroll down (4) Route 101 is a Monday well spent.
We were not quite sure what to do on this Monday, but we did know that it was beautiful outside and that Miles was due for a nap within the next half hour so we decided to take advantage of the time and take a drive. Route 101 was on our list and we thought this was a better day than any to cross it off. So we headed out.
Route 101 is the second most important US highway that runs North- South. It runs through California, Oregon and Washington. It is also known as the El Camino Real, The Royal Road. Route 101 is the Westernmost North- South route in the US Highway system.
We stopped by the always coveted "Chick-Fil-A" for a quick bite to bring with us.
Miles position throughout the journey. Shortly after this he was asleep for a good two and a half hours, thus we drove.
We drove until Miles woke up and found a good place to park to take in the scene. After covering Miles with sunscreen and throwing on a hat we took to the sand.

Miles loved the sand and was very perplexed by it all.
We were gone for approximately five hours. Five hours well spent. This Monday completes our fourth adventure crossed off. Oh, but there are many more Monday's and adventures to come.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Monday - February 1st, 2010

After short delay we started out on our venture into the great city of San Diego. We met up first at Denny's with our good friends Nate and Shyle for a quick breakfast to get our stomachs satisfied. They would be joining us for our Monday endeavor. We were glad to have the company. There we enjoyed the always classic, "Grand Slam", and our favorite, "The Grand Slamwhich". Nothing like a good breakfast to start the day off right. What?

On today's radar we would be crossing off three places on our list. We begin our feat with the ever popular attraction, (1) Mount Soledad. On the way our little Miles fell asleep so Shyle selflessly stayed in the car with him while the three of us journeyed out to see the breathtaking views of the metropolis. Mount Soledad is a prominent landmark to San Diego. A top the hill overlooking the surrounding cities is a giant Latin cross which is a memorial to all veterans.
Mount Soledad also holds the last home lived in by Dr. Seuss. His widow still resides atop Mt. Soledad in an abandoned observation tower what is referred to as the Seuss House by the locals, some sources say. All this to say, there were spectacular views.

After we saw all that we could see, and Miles woke up, we headed to the (2) Glider Port. We sat and watched as the hang gliders ran to jump off the cliff to soar with the birds. It was so beautiful there. The cliffs were amazing. The cliffs overhang towers over a beach locally known as "Blacks Beach", a well known clothing optional beach. Not gonna lie, we saw a few nudies. Wow.
After we could see all that we could handle, literally, we headed off to the (3) La Jolla Sea Caves. We spent a measly $4 to hike down 145 steps to the coveted views of the Sea Caves. With Miles in the bjorn we started down the steps. The leaky, wet walls and damp close quarters made for an interesting and a little claustrophobic adventure. The cave has been accessible since 1902 after two Chinese men started to dig down to the ocean. And now today we get to enjoy what some call a "must see."

We finished up the day with a stroll by the beach. It was a great day full of adventure and newness. Oh Monday, how we love you.