Monday, August 8, 2011

Anniversary Weekend Recap

This weekend was fantastic!  It started out with a two hour Segway tour of the Gaslamp district from  Our guide was Bridgette and she was awesome.  We ended up having a private tour so it was just my husband and I and Bridgette.  We went all over the Gaslamp district and then up to Balboa Park.

Tour guide Bridgette

Gas Lamp sign

Don't we look photo shopped in here?

Gardens at Balboa Park

I was a little nervous, but excited, about riding on a Segway.  I’ve always wanted to go on one, but never had the opportunity until now.  It really is a natural thing.  After about 5-10 minutes you don’t even really have to think about it anymore.  In fact, we were riding around Balboa and stopped at a building to take in the sights and I overheard the nearby people saying we made it look so easy!  I quickly replied that it was easy and it was our first time.  There were quite a few weddings around Balboa on Saturday.  I think we counted 5-6 brides taking pictures in various locations.
After the Segway tour we went on a harbor cruise.  It was supposed to be a two hour cruise, but apparently there are 1 hour cruise people on the same boat so the boat goes back into the harbor after an hour to drop some passengers off and board others so we decided to get off.  We were hungry so we ditched the second hour.

Restaurant is to the left of us here.
We went to dinner at The Fish Market. We got a table with a view and shared a yummy meal. 

Weird expression I know...shows our table on the water.
After that it was off to the hotel for the night. In the morning we ate the complimentary breakfast which included biscuits and gravy, yogurt, banana, juice, milk, and eggs.  There were other things too, but that was plenty to eat.  We then took a dip in the Jacuzzi.  It was a very HOT Jacuzzi and we only last about 5-7 minutes probably.

We checked out of the hotel and went to the Midway (retired Navy ship) for a tour.  It is a huge boat.  I think they said it held 4500 sailors at a time.  We had lunch at the on board café and then we headed off to a movie. 
We decided to walk to the movie because the phones GPS said it was only .7 miles from where we were at the moment.  It was NOT .7 miles.  It may have been .7 miles if I were flying straight over there like a bird, but alas we had to walk around city buildings and such.  It was a fast walk the whole way and we arrived at the beginning of the previews.  We did work up a nice sweat on the way over so at least we got some exercise in this weekend which was great because I really wanted some ice cream.  I haven’t had ice cream in quite awhile so we splurged at the Ghiradelli store and partook in WAY to many calories.  Good news…we had to walk back to the car so we worked off a few of them.
We then went to the wedding of my husband’s cousin.  It was a beautiful venue and a beautiful ceremony.  The food was good and great company.  We arrived home before 11pm and thus ends the weekend recap. 
If you just read that whole thing I applaud you and thanks for reading.  Have a great day.


  1. San Diego! I love it there. Are you located nearby? (I'm in Los Angeles.)

  2. I don't know how to reply to a comment, but Heidi, I live in Fontana, CA. About an hour from LA depending on where you go in LA.:-)