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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

#145) Ruben H. Fleet Science Center

There are lots of hands on exhibits for kids (and adults) here. There is also an awesome IMAX domed theatre - the first to combine a planetarium and an IMAX dome.

On this day, we saw Tornado Alley and had a two and a half hour visit to the science exhibits.

My son, Ian, and the orange mystery things - The idea is to figure out how they fit together.

Friday, July 1, 2011

#144) Laurel Street Bridge, San Diego

This bridge is a landmark here. It spans the 163 Freeway right in the middle of Balboa Park. We drive under it every time we go to the park (unless we take an unusual route.) We are driving north, away from the park in these photos. My son Ian shot these for me today -

The San Diego Zoo is on the right side (as is Balboa Park) - There are places in the zoo where you can watch the cars driving past on the 163.

You can see the glare from the windshield.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

#143)Union Station, Sante Fe Depot

Opened March 8,1915 specifically for getting passengers to San Diego for the Pan American Exposition which was held in Balboa Park. It replaced an old victorian building that had been erected in 1887

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

#140) Mushrooms & Peppers

Again, from our local produce market, mushrooms and peppers.

Friday, June 24, 2011

#138) More Fair

The mountains of crap at the fair makes Pull Up A Chair sort of ill.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

#137) The Fair, Part 3

I love the fair. It takes me back to when I was 10. I really enjoy seeing it through my children.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#136) The Fair, Part 2

There is a certain something to say about the art work at the fair.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

#132) More From My Office

This is a working script from Silence of the Lambs. Autographed by Jonathan Demme, Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster & Scott Glenn... (Yes, I am insane)

My Woody doll from the first Toy Story:

Autographed Picture from Silence of the Lambs- Anthony Hopkins:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

#131) Icon

Stylized icon stylized even more... This Icon is in my office.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

#128) Fiddle Player at Crown Point

Crown Point is a short strip of bay side land in San Diego. One side is dedicated to community land used by anyone but mostly by locals here. The other side is residential and a fairly expensive, high rent area. Today, we were at a picnic on the bay at Crown Point. This beautiful lady played some beautiful music along with a group of guitarists and a couple of ukulele players thrown in for good measure. It was really a fantastic day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

#127) Bicycle - Taken By Ian with his Samsung Captivate

Got to give credit where credit is due. My 11 year old son, Ian, took this picture with his Android phone. Yes... I hate to say that he turned against Apple and insisted on buying an Android. The camera in his phone is very good...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

#122) Farmers Market

The produce is so amazingly good at this little market a few miles from our house, I love shopping here.

I bought 2 dozen of these roma tomatoes to make fresh sauce for pasta:

The herbs, so aromatic:

The colors, so deep and rich:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

#121) All Around The Prado

Behind The Prado, The patio is exquisite.

This is in the inner courtyard in front of The Prado, to the left of the entrance:

This beautiful fountain has been here through restaurant changes. She guards the entrance: