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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sailboats and Sea Breezes

Sailboats and sea breezes--
Not fire drills and snow freezes




On the two freezing mornings before our vacation we put on boots and scarves and carried our 25-pound dog down six flights of stairs, due to false fire alarms set off in a neighbouring building that shares a fire alarm with us. Echo has arthritis and can't do stairs. We do, too; but our arthritis isn't as bad as his. Still, our knees were not happy.

Oh, joy.

You can understand why we were especially happy about escaping all that going to San Diego in mid-February.




Seaport Village - Coronado Bridge





Two crows outside Upstart Crow!





 Marina at Seaport Village






Marina

My writing patio





Pacific Ocean at Point Cabrillo






  Aeronautic and Space Museum, Balboa Park




 Robinson R44 - Aeronautic and Space Museum, Balboa Park





Coronado Bridge, from Seaport Village







 the most spectacular sunset ever
















12 comments:

  1. We have it ***SO GOOD*** in California, and we know it...

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    1. Yes, you're lucky. I told a saleslady about the cold weather we had at home, and that San Diego had perfect weather. She replied, "I know, and we pay for it."

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  2. You know I love that area -- great pictures. I could feel the sea breezes from here :)

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    1. Thanks, Robin! Writing in Upstart Crow or on the patio, with sailboats in the background, was fantastic. :-)

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  3. Good escape or GREAT Escape to keep it movie-like. Helicopters for hubby and Writing Patio for the wife—PERFECT! (and maybe no more stairs for the hound) :-)

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    1. You're so right--it was a Great Escape! San Diego has helicopters flying around all the time because of the naval base in Coronado. We used to stay at a hotel directly across from it so M could sit on the balcony and watch helicopters all day! (When it tripled its price, we changed hotels. Actually this is much nicer as well as cheaper.)

      Echo was lifted up and down the stairs at the vet's where he was boarded. He did well there and got several good "report cards" complete with photos!

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  4. It's perfect, Barb. I doubt I could get anything written in such a spectacular setting though. I can sometimes spend hours sitting on my back porch with hardly a word written because I was busy watching the birds and squirrels :)

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    1. I'm not actively looking at the view, once I get into the writing. I just feel more relaxed and freer in a wonderful environment...and I get lots done. I should go on vacation more often! ;-)

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  5. It's always, always a good idea to be near the sea when one is writing (and retreating) ... Your vacation sounds wonderful!

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    1. I agree, Claudine! We keep talking about seeing the Grand Canyon, but we keep coming back to California or other places by the sea... :-)

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  6. What a lovely time! Did you put out a "reserved" sign on your writing patio for next year?

    Susan

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    1. Heh, no. The "reserved" sign will go on the category of room we really wanted (middle price range, ground floor) but wasn't available. :-)

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