Category: Family

A Year Out From New Mexico

A year ago today my mom and I entered New Mexico, and eventually Los Alamos, to spend a few days with my brother, Tom and my nephew, Alex. Sorry, Dr. Tom. And while I’m at it, Mr. Alex. Since it’s been a year, it’s time to start making plans for a return trip. Maybe in …

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Meanwhile, Back At The Doctor…

Took my mom for a follow up visit with her doctor. Even though they have a few examination rooms, we ended up in the exact same one as the last one from five days ago. All test results show that she’s doing fine. Back pains she was suffering from was probably just muscular, not unlike …

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Short Notice Doctor Visit

Took my mom to see Dr. Boluw (temporarily filling in for Dr. Romero) this afternoon after a few days of suffering from mysterious and intermittent back pains. Dr. Boluw was very patient (oxymoron?), friendly and thorough with her questions. She even ordered a couple of x-rays, which we took care of right afterwards. Hopefully it …

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Easter Dinner With Family

The entire San Diego portion of our family came over for an Easter Sunday dinner that my mom had put together, which included the requisite swirrel-sliced, honey-glazed ham, some salad, boiled asparagus, baked beans, corn and cooked potato chunks, and then finished with some home-made cheese cake that my mom had baked. My nephew, Stephen, and …

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Dinner at Denny’s

After finishing up our afternoon adventure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, my mom, nephew Stephen, his girlfriend Jeri and I were hungry enough to stop at a Denny’s for dinner before making it home. I wanted to try something new (for Foodspotting) and decided on their new Bacon Lover’s BLT. The sandwich boasts …

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Butterfly Jungle Tweet-Up At The Safari Park

Drove up to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with my mom, my nephew Stephen, and his girlfriend Jeri, to attend the evening’s Butterfly Jungle Tweet-Up gathering. We arrived early enough to walk around a little before the meetup. We checked out some exotic birds around the lagoon adjacent to Nairobi Walk and then stopped …

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First Time At Stephen And Jeri’s

Today our family was invited over to my nephew, Stephen, and his girlfriend, Jeri’s, apartment for a quick tour and snack social. The inside reminded me a lot of my first solo studio apartment in La Mesa. There was one large room that was both living room and dining area, a nice, open kitchen area, …

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Retro Cup Of Joe

Went to get some coffee with my mom today and ended up sometime back in the late fifties. “I Like Ike!” Forgot to buy Dupont stock.

Kimi’s Belated Birthday Dinner

Had most of the family over for a belated birthday dinner for my niece, Kimi, who recently lost her teenagenicity and turned twenty. My sister, Beata, started things off by bringing Kimi a dozen beautiful roses. Then the evening took a freak show turn when Kimi showed us how spray from an squeezed orange peel …

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Adobe Chapel And Lunch In Old Town

Took my mom down to Old Town this morning to visit the old Adobe Chapel on Conde St. It was the first parochial church in California’s first parish. We had to first stop by the Whaley House Museum Shop to ask a docent to escort us down and unlock the gate and door for us. …

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Lunch At The Zoo

After leaving the Botanical Building, my mom and I walked next door to the San Diego Zoo. Since I’m a member I got us both in for free. We mainly went to have a nice lunch together and possibly stop to see an animal or two. Our lunch was at the terrific Albert’s Restaurant, by far the …

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Mami’s Taxing Day

Today I escorted my mom to a tax preparation help appointment. The organization is called Home Start and while they were all very nice and cordial, I didn’t leave with the greatest of confidence in them being able to help her. At one point there were three people trying to figure out her return. She …

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37 Acre Oxygen Factory

Visited the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas today with my mom and my sister. Over 3,000 plants and trees covering 37 acres produce more than enough oxygen to help energize a person to walk the four miles of trails through gardens with authentic species from around the world including Australia, Africa, Central America, Mexico, …

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The First Padre

Revisited Presidio Park today, this time with my mom and sister, to finally tour the Junípero Serra Museum. During the week it’s really difficult to go inside, probably because it’s only open on weekends. (See my previous post describing who Junípero Serra was. I don’t want to write all that history about who Junípero Serra …

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Focus On Mantas

Went for a weekly walk at SeaWorld with my mom and was getting a little bored of always taking pictures of the same things. I had recently seen something on TV about the tanks at the Journey To Atlantis ride housing mantas instead of Commerson dolphins so I decided to focus on them. And some …

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