Category: San Diego

Mt. Soledad Memorial For VP-48

Drove up to Mt. Soledad for a quick lunch-time visit to try and re-shoot some images I took last week. Even though it was a cloudless, blue sky kind of day, everything at sea level was just too darn hazy to get any decent shots. That was disappointing and just meant a return trip on …

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Birthday Dinner With Comic Fest Friends

A group of us Comic Fest committee members along with spouses/significant others met for a birthday dinner for Fest organizer and Comic-Con co-founder, Mike Towry and his son, Ryan, at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. After more than a dozen of us (which eventually grew to nineteen) nudged our …

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Koala Hangout

I was part of a San Diego Zoo Google+ Hangout this evening where the Zoo’s ambassador, Rick Schwartz, presented research findings and answered questions about his recent trip to study koala conservation on Bee’s Island, Australia. There were four of us in the hangout: Rick, Matt Steele, the moderator and Zoo’s Social Media Planner, and …

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Quick Zoo Visit

Before heading to a lecture at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, I had about an hour to kill so I walked over to the San Diego Zoo for a quick half-hour visit. I headed straight for the recently opened Reptile Walk since I’ve been having good luck with photos there of late. Didn’t …

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Jeff’s Secret Mission

Picked up my ol’ Disney pal, Jeff, who was in town visiting from Austin on business, from a discreet location to begin our evening of reminiscing, eating, drinking and merriment. We began in La Jolla and ended up in Old Town where we had a wonderful Mexican dinner and talked about how good life is. …

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“Unconditional Surrender” Surrenders

Left early on my way to lunch get together with two of my beautiful girl friends and decided to stop at Tuna Harbor next to the USS Midway Museum. The previous day the twenty-five foot “kissing statue” officially called “Unconditional Surrender” had been taken apart in preparation to be trucked back to New Jersey to …

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Christina Is Six Years Cancer Free

My friend Christina, along with her mom, Maureen, drove down from Monrovia for her annual oncology check-up. After surviving breast cancer six years ago she is still free of the disease. One more year of no cancer and she would then graduate to no more yearly check-ups. In celebration of her good news my mom and I …

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Rose Garden Reconnaissance

Drove down to Balboa Park to check out the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden as a possible location for our family’s surprise get together in a few days for a combined Mother’s Day/birthday party for my mom. What was supposed to be a quick recon and walk-through turned into more than on an hour …

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First Ever Zoo Photographer’s Meet-up

Had our very first meet-up of photographers who enjoy taking shots at the San Diego Zoo and posting their photos on Flickr, where I also created a group for us. I arrived at the Zoo a bit early so I could get together with Rick Schwartz, the Zoo’s Ambassador, and talk to him about where …

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One Last Dinner In Old Town

After our visit to the Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, I drove up to Old Town with my former classmates, Ron and Barbara, to have one final Mexican dinner for Ron before he flies back home to Pennsylvania. We decided to try a new place that even I had never eaten at called …

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On The Right (And Cute) Track

Went over to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the largest operating model railroad in the world, in Balboa Park with my visiting friend, Ron. We got there at 3:30, half hour before they closed the doors at 4:00. Instead of the regular $8 per ticket price they were nice and charged us only $1 …

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Exploring Balboa Park With Ron

After picking up my buddy Ron from his downtown hotel, we drove over to Balboa Park to meander around a bit and to go see the Titanic exhibit showing at the San Diego Natural History Museum. It was my second time (so far) seeing this particular exhibit. Since no photography of the displays was allowed, …

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Earth Day Begins At The Zoo

For me Earth Day 2012 began with a one hour visit to the San Diego Zoo, mainly because I needed to go down to Balboa Park early to find parking before the crowds for Earth Fair hit. Ran into my friend Steve who works in admissions. Since I knew it would be a short visit I …

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Fourth Of Six Dinners with Ron

After the few hours we spent walking around at the Zoo my friend Ron and I headed a bit north, back to Old Town, to once again enjoy some great Mexican food. Our first choice was to try Fred’s across from Café Coyote since neither of us had ever eaten there. Because we arrived at …

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Health Fair At Seaport Village

Met Sylvia and Rodrigo over at Seaport Village as they were out walking their fur-kids, Lilo and Stitch. We ended walking through a Health Fair that was going on at the same time and were given free samples of O.N.E. Coconut Water (which I surprisingly found kind of disgusting) as well as bottles of Solar Rain drinking water, …

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