Throwback Thursday – Balboa Park



Hi and Happy Thursday.  Can you believe that we are less than a week until the end of June?  I sure can’t!  The month has been flying by.

We have had a great month and a great summer.  We have been busy with the family business, activities for our family, parties, and Ian finished his books for the library’s summer reading program.  In fact, he read 4 more books than were on the original list for an independent reader.  Yeah Ian!

We have also had time to sleep in, play games, swim, enjoy ice cream cones, visits with friends and family, walks in the morning (before the humidity), a few nights out to a favorite pizza place, play time at home, and our slower pace.  It has been great and quite relaxing.  After a busy year, that is exactly what we needed.

We are looking forward to an upcoming trip to San Diego, CA, for a family reunion.  This is one of my favorite cities to visit and I cannot wait.  We haven’t been there for a while so we are very excited.

These two pictures are from several years ago when we went to the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park in San Diego.  The park is full of museums, lovely gardens and grounds, and great restaurants.  And, the San Diego Zoo is part of this park as well.

Balboa Park is one of my favorite places to visit while in San Diego, along with the beach and Seaport Village.  There are so many things to see and do at all three places.  Let the fun begin!

A few things I love about the summer:

  • Waking up without an alarm (for the most part)
  • Ice cream cones on a hot day
  • Swimming
  • Watching Ian enjoy his books for summer reading program
  • Extra time for lazy mornings
  • Games in the evenings
  • Movies during the week
  • Beach time with family and friends

I wonder what summer fun we will have today?  I am looking forward to finding out.

August 26 – Entrance

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAHi and happy Monday!

Today’s photo challenge is Entrance.

For this photo I chose one of the many gorgeous buildings in Balboa Park.  I only wish I could remember which building this is.

This park is in San Diego.  It includes numerous museums, restaurants, and the San Diego Zoo. There also is an amazing organ pavilion, grounds to walk on or enjoy a picnic, and many pathways.

A friend of mine who is a photographer has taken numerous shots in this park.  For that matter, so have I through the years.

Many of the buildings were built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

A few of my favorite museums are the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Last summer, we went to the railroad museum and Ian loved it!

If you are ever in San Diego, I recommend you check out this amazing park. To read more about it, please check out the web site

I wonder what other cool entrances I will see today?  Should be fun to find out.