Thursday, December 29, 2005

Catching up to Today and it's already tomorrow

The first few pictures here are actually from the 28th of December but I was slow in getting them all online so forgive me. Wednesday started with a drive to Escondido for lunch and a few errands and to see Isaac who had driven down with a friend who had tickets for the Holiday Bowl (ended up they drove back that night) and see Jill and George. So we turned onto the 805 freeway past these amazing plants. They reminded me of the Franciscan staffs used in the Camino Real markers. We pass them most days and since Scrabble Queen was driving I got a picture as we went by this time.

When we arrived in Escondido I dropped Scrabble Queen off at her dad's place where she met Jill for a romp around Escondido while I got a haircut and took back a electrical noise filter to Radio Shack since it didn't correct the problem we were having with a little static on the TV. We met up at Dalton's and I got this picture of the girls laughing about how dumb we men are not being able to walk and laugh at the same time while not even looking where we are going.

Inside I got the picture of the bar at Dalton's Roadhouse Grill where a typical male (American Bison) had tried walking and laughing and ended up impaled in the wall.

For any rattle snake lovers (you know who you are) how do you like your whisky next to a diamondback rattler (in striking pose) fortunately he's stuffed.

Meanwhile on the corner outside Dalton's this guy was hawking a professional SPA-Facial-Wax Special so ladies if you go to a place for those services because a guy like this is twirling a sign don't blame me if you end up on a milk carton. These guys are on almost every corner in Southern California (better known as So Cal by those who hate to type) selling everything from $1,000,000+ homes to a full body makeover.

Meanwhile the Escondido Police decided to raid the McDonald's Playground to ferret out any kids playing on the jungle gym without first having removed their shoes and placing them in the convenient shoe cubbies at the entrance. I think they arrested 7 children aged 4-8 and perp walked them to the seven squad cars that showed up.

Laurel and Hardy got away clean from the perp sweep by posing as statues.

Well back to today Thursday and a trip to San Diego Bay. We passed the great (almost) mural of Charles Lindberg at the airport named after him.

And ended up in the Point Loma Seaport on the bay. It's a great place to just walk around, go deep sea fishing or ........... (drum roll please)

See the boat of either Tom Cruise or Randy "Duke" Cunningham... The SS Top Gun

Better yet to my mom's favorite eatery in San Diego (when she visited us years ago) Pt. Loma Seafoods. They serve really good seafood and also sell both fresh fish and lobster as well as smoked fish. The also have added a sushi bar for those inclined to dine internationally. It's a great place and usually busy.

Outside the gulls glide by effortlessly and feast on left-overs and food carelessly left on the table while you go to refill your drink.

This guy went right over my head - luckily for me he wasn't full.

This guy looked regal on a nearby roof and from a distance (1 mile) could pass for a bald eagle.

I have more from Thursday and a visit to Cabrillo Monument and the Pacific to be seen on a later blog.

Scrabble Score ~ The Almighty Scrabble Queen 387 - the contender 289 (yuck)

Quote of the Day -
"“Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?"” ~ Charles Lindbergh quotes (American Aviator remembered for the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, from New York to Paris, in 1927. 1902-1974)

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