May 3, 2010

The Flower Fields

When I began planning our trip to San Diego, I did an internet search of things to see and do.
One of the things that I found was the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA.
Mom and I both love pretty flowers, so I knew that a visit to the
Flower Fields had to be on our list.

The view as we entered the Flower Fields.
I can't imagine what it would be like to open my window
and have a view like this.

Mom posed for a photo.

The Giant Ranunculus is grown in the fields. They are beautiful.

There was also an amazing rose garden.
When I showed my pictures to dad, he was bored with all the rose photos.
I choose only a couple of my favorites for the blog.
I love the 2004 Memorial Day. It just looks so soft and frilly.

The Charlotte Armstrong was pretty, too.

There were several areas of daisies.
Lucky for me, because daisies are one of my
all time favorite flowers.

At the entrance to the parking area of the Flower Fields was a stand where you could
buy fresh strawberries and strawberry shortcake. As we were leaving, we stopped to buy a
strawberry shortcake. I'm bummed that I didn't take a picture. There was
a lot of traffic and mom was trying to hold her shortcake and mine while I found a place
to park so we could eat them. They were very tasty!

May 2, 2010

San Diego - Part One

I haven't been out of the state of Texas in a couple of years. So I decided for my birthday this year I wanted to take a trip. I asked my mom if she would like to go with me; and after much whining (from me) she agreed to go.

I asked my brother, Robert, where we should go. Robert was in the Navy for eight years and travelled to some really cool places. We visited him in Orlando and Seattle. Although both cities were awesome, we decided we wanted to travel somewhere new. We (I) wanted to visit somewhere with warm sunny weather and a beach. Robert suggested San Diego. Neither mom or I had ever been to California; so the decision was made.

We boarded a plane to San Diego on Friday, April 16, which just so happened to be my birthday.

We talked to the nicest lady in the airport as we were waiting to claim our luggage. She gave us some suggestions on places to visit during our stay. We caught the Enterprise shuttle and it carried us to the busiest Enterprise location in the 50 states. Well actually I don't know if it was the busiest in the 50 states; but it was by far the busiest I have ever been to. They finally called our name for a car and our adventure began.

We couldn't check into the hotel until 3:00 p.m. We drove around for a while, just taking in the scenery. Eventually we found a parking space behind Joe's Crab Shack, right on the beach. We ate dinner and then I walked down to the beach to stick my toes in the sand. Then we were off to find our hotel.

Saturday morning, after a delicous breakfast at the hotel, we set out to see San Diego.

Our first stop of the day was the Swap Meet.

There were lots of things for sale.
Musical instruments.

Tools, tools and more tools.

Fruits and vegetables.

I have absolutely no clue what these red things are, but there were several tubs of them.

We mostly browsed.
Mom bought six marbles for $1.
I bought an old pink candy dish for $4.
We are really big spenders!

Our next stop was the zoo.

I'll be honest. I really wasn't excited about going to the zoo.
However, I had heard that it was one of the best in the world, so we couldn't not go.

It was amazing.
The giraffes were beautiful.

We saw zebras,

and elephants,

and pink flamingos.

Our first day out and about in beautiful San Diego was perfect!