Saturday, September 09, 2006

Afternoon of a friend

So I drove down to San Diego as planned, and spent a warm afternoon with warm Dorrie. She lives in Germany, but we haven't managed to meet on the occasions when my travels have taken me there. When she's here on holiday, the 300-mile round trip is no problem.

We spent much of the afternoon wandering around San Diego's Balboa Park, a place I haven't seen since before some of you were born....



I love the elaborate architecture in vogue in the early 1900s when the Park's main buildings were built....



This building, with wood and steel open lattice-work, houses a fascinating array of plants...



And looks like this from inside...



Open-sided walkways fascinate me...



It was a relaxing time. We talked and enjoyed each other's company (at least I enjoyed hers!) and perfect weather.

Later, we went to Coronado and briefly explored the Hotel Del Coronado. No pictures; the original, striking buildings have so many new structures around them that getting the shots I wanted was impossible.

And then, we went to dinner. But not for fish...



All in all, a great afternoon, for which I am most grateful to a very sweet lady.

PARENTHETICAL THOUGHT: Thanks to Dorrie's Dad, the Boatswain, here's a pic of Dorrie with some miscellaneous old guy who staggered into the picture....

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you for the lovely afternoon!!! my entry will be posted tomorrow.... *wink*

Westy

DAL said...

Great picture of Westy, but who's the umbqoi?

MrScribbler said...

dal -- I should have cropped the pic. That old qciwt kinda detracts from the nice image of Dorrie.

DAL said...

That same guy is in another of Westy's pics from a while back. He must get around.

MrScribbler said...

Probably a stalker, dal...

kathy said...

You got great shots of the park! Glad you and Dorrie had a nice afternoon. (BTW, you look good in a Tshirt and jeans)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm happy you and Westy (Dorrie) had a great time together! Dorrie and you look cute together... Now we know what you look like! *Smiles!* and ((hugs)) from Sunny

BenB said...

You actually posted a picture of yourself? Whoa!
Umm, anyway, those are absolutely beautiful shots, thanks for posting them.

MrScribbler said...

It's no risk, Ben. I'm much better looking in real life!

SAREJESS said...

I am glad she is enjoying her holiday

joan said...

Nice. Sounds like a fun day.

amnesiacsmemoirs said...

Balboa Park is gorgeous. Tons of good memories of strolling its grounds with my grandma. Did you ever catch one of the Sunday afternoon Spreckels Organ concerts? The outdoor organ is a must-see, not just because it's full of happy nostalgia for me, but also because it's just plain impressive.

MrScribbler said...

I've never heard the Spreckels organ, a.m. I know quite a bit about it, yet have never made it down to a concert.

It is one of the few successful outdoor pipe organs. All the ones I've seen, heard or played were indoors.

Anonymous said...

It looks like you two had a nice time. It is always fun to go with someone else to wander around. Nothing like good company and a good meal.
Roz

gillardia said...

I love the pics! Sounds like you both had a wonderful time.

Gill

KIT said...

Inspired by your pictures - Thing2 and I are talking about vacationing in San Diego. It's been many years since we saw the sights there.

susananne said...

Those are amazing photos Mr Scribs and it looked like you had a wonderful day. Cute photo of you both too!

BenB said...

Well, I still think you two look good together!
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MrScribbler said...

You're just distracted by pretty Dorrie, Ben.

That's a good thing!

lovezao said...

Well whoever he is he is mighty fine looking!