Hey! Two posts this month - that isn't bad! I've had an amazing time in between this post and last post, and that time has been full. Before I tell you all about San Diego, I have to share another excitement.
At the beginning of this month, I had the privilege of meeting Laurie Riley, a professional harpist that has toured the US, Canada, and Ireland. Mom heard that she was coming to our area, and thought I might enjoy taking the two classes she was offering. When I heard the name, I knew I knew it from somewhere. Then I remembered - I have her book, "Wedding Music for the Lever Harp", which is one of my absolute favorites to play from! Then I got a great privilege - hearing her in concert! She plays a double-strung harp, which she was instrumental in designing. (They're becoming more popular among harpists, I hear!)
At La Jolla Beach
And now, for San Diego. My sister, Amanda, my mom, and I all got to go to San Diego for 10 days. We had a conference over there, which was the main reason for our going, but we also had some time to sneak in some fun things. ;)
By the way, we weren't about to take our picture on the bus
unless it was empty. And yes, it was empty at this point! :)
We experienced several new things - riding in a taxi, and yes, riding on the bus. Being the country hicks we are, we had never ridden on the bus. And dear me, we made a few mistakes, got the routes all confused, and wasted a few dollars on the wrong buses. But we did manage to make our way around the city. ;)
One of the most enjoyable things we did was spend a day in Balboa Park. It is one of the most beautiful places, and we had a wonderful time touring the museums, and walking around the park all day. Here are a few random pictures from our adventures.
|We had to climb these many stairs - what an exercise!|
|My mom and me! ♥|
Walking was one of the main activities that happened over the weekend, and a lot of times, that involved walking home with groceries. :) This is exactly what we were doing here!
One night, we dined at P.F. Chang's. It was pretty delicious. And there I obtained my newest beloved object - my reusable chopsticks. I have decided that I am going to learn to eat with them, and I have taken every opportunity I can to practice! It is a learning curve, but it has been absolutely fun! (terrible grammar, I know!) And now, you ask, why I posted this ridiculous looking picture. This was my face as I was trying to decide whether to eat basically raw tuna. It was seared, but it sure didn't look that way. I did eat it, and it tasted great, the texture was a little iffy though.
Here, Amanda and I are posing with a Torrey Pine. Torrey Pines are only found in two places in the world - right there in San Diego, and a place 175 miles northwest of there. (Oregon, maybe?) We felt pretty privileged (or at least I did!) to see them.
How could we go to San Diego and not walk the beach? It was a beautiful day to do just that.
And here, I posed with my long awaited Starbucks... yum.
Also, a first for me, was witnessing the sunset from the air. It was absolutely beautiful. Way more gorgeous than the picture depicts.
Well, I have little ones asking for my time - blessings to you all!