As there are a couple of pictures on here that have water in them, I decided to add them to Watery Wednesday.
I'm a little late with my Monday Ramble, but here I am letting you know that Gregg and I have been having a great time since we arrived in San Diego last Friday. Gregg, however, had to work yesterday, this being a business trip for him with me tagging along for the ride.
Thank you for all the well wishes and lovely comments on my previous posts. My time on the computer is limited right now as you can imagine, but I will be trying to catch up with you all - my favorite words I know - when I get back home.
So far we have driven by our old house and had a good look around the old neighborhood to see how much it had changed. The itty-bitty little tree in our front yard isn't so itty-bitty anymore, all our old neighbors seem to have moved on and the place was so quiet considering it was a Saturday morning. But it was fun, we took pictures and just for old time's sake we stopped in at our old McDonalds. I looked up the hillside with the memories flooding back, remembering going there with a neighbor and our children, suddenly seeing a car careening round the corner on two wheels, screeching to a halt, man jumping out and running up that very steep hillside. Sirens followed almost immediately, several police cars, police officers jumping out and chasing him up the hill. We got out of there! If I remember correctly it was a carjacker and they eventually caught him. So, as I stood looking at the hillside all this came rushing back. Thankfully everything else was a great memory and this is the start of the conversations people would have heard, "Do you remember when......."
We have been to La Jolla Cove and watched the seals snoozing on another beach not too far from the actual Cove. One playful little pup seemed to be enjoying himself digging for some kind of shellfish I'm presuming and playing in the waves. We also went to the oldest mission in San Diego and left just as a wedding party turned up.
When Gregg went to work yesterday I got into our rental and drove up to Encinitas and walked around the San Diego Botanic Gardens for several hours. These are a few of the photos I took. One of me in self-portrait mode taken at arm's length, a sculpture - there were several around the garden - a couple of ducky bums - ducks are the most comical things when they are eating, or was it something really interesting down there that took their attention - a hummingbird -very exciting for me because this is the first photo ever that I have taken of a hummingbird - and a flower. I think I'll have enough shots after this week to last until next Spring now, says I smiling.
It was a bit drizzly this morning. One reason I am late getting out of the hotel, that and the fact I walked my feet off yesterday. I didn't think to bring a raincoat with me this time. About an hour after Gregg had left I got a call from him. I thought he might have forgotten something - the offices are only a short distance away - but he told me that they had a fire drill. The alarms went off and everyone had to stand outside in the drizzling rain until they were allowed to go back inside. He didn't think to bring a raincoat either.
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