Tag Archives: America’s finest city

Firsts and trails in a cross country visit

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San Diego's USS Midway - thegiftoftravel.wordpress.com

The USS Midway at San Diego’s Embarcadero

My dad came to visit for a long weekend at the end of February. It was the longest flight he’s taken in over a decade and he managed beautifully. If you didn’t already know, my dad is a pancreatic cancer survivor. Hopefully, his story of surviving and thriving will become a greater reality for more in the future instead of an anomaly. Read the rest of this entry

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Musings from the bus

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San Diego MTS Bus 3 - thegiftoftravel.wordpress.com

We have one car in San Diego. Most of the time, it’s easy to maneuver – sometimes it takes a bit of strategic planning and logistic analysis. More often than not…I take the bus. Recently, I’ve had to go to a bunch of doctor visits about 25 minutes away and San Diego’s Bus 3 has been my route of choice. Only a block from my doorstep – it’s easily accessible and filled with a cast of characters who often make the minutes tick by quickly. The other day was no different. Read the rest of this entry

Festive fun

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Southern California celebrates the season

Same, same but different! There’s a definite different feel to west coast holiday celebrations than east coast. In an odd turn of events, our east coast friends are having unseasonably warm weather for December, but in San Diego, things are still different than those New York winters I remember. Read the rest of this entry

An evening of artistry with 5,000 pumpkins

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Welcome to the rise of the jackolanterns

By now, you know that I’m a fan of summer. Except for Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter, I’ve never been a huge fan of all things fall, spring or winter. Seasonal change and I are not friends, pollen makes me itch and sneeze and don’t even get me started on the cold. But, somehow, this past weekend in San Diego, there was a way to get a fun bit of autumn while keeping my flip flops on and the histamines at bay so I was game. Read the rest of this entry