Tuesday, April 20, 2010

San Diego, California

I've been neglect. The truth is, I thought I accidentally deleted this blog. I'm glad that I didn't. Let me share a little bit about San Diego with you. I went to San Diego over a week ago for a little job training and was able to experience a little of the city. It is so close my trips to San Diego rarely wind up with overnight stays. This trip I stayed in Downtown San Diego and I would happily stay there again.

The trolley was right behind my hotel and for $5.00 you can have unlimited use of it for the day. I took it to Old Town and to Seaport Village. What a relaxing way to travel once you figure out how to use it and where it goes.

Approximately a two hour drive from Los Angeles, if you haven't made a trip to San Diego I highly recommend it. There are many places to go. I will even suggest that on your way home you plan to stop at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, about half an hour outside of San Diego as you head back to L.A. Check out of your room early, spend most of the day there and then continue your ride home.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tournament of Roses Parade Preview

One of the biggest things people from all over the United States looks forward to is the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Today and tomorrow you can actually go to Pasadena and Irwindale to preview the floats as they're being decorated. You can even volunteer to help decorate the floats. Click here for more information if you're interested.

I went for the first time and had fun taking photos and I'm looking forward to both the parade and going to view the floats after. In case you're interested and don't know, you can also view the floats after the parade. It's the Showcase of Floats and they are on view January 1st through the 3rd and if you haven't gone I'd recommend it. Leave early. There is nothing like seeing these up close and in person.

If you'd like to go see the link above for the locations. It is $7.00 and the ticket is good for entry to all float decorating locations. Parking is free and wear comfortable shoes.