Fun at the Del Mar races!
Put on your best race outfit and get ready to place your bets! Oh wait, best race outfit here is actually just board shorts, singlet and ‘flip flops’. Don’t dress too nicely or you’ll be out of place.
All it costs is $6 for general entry, but no surprise here, $9 for a beer…and it’s not even a pint. Welcome to Del Mar!
What you DO get included though is entry to the concert after the last race, all part of the Summer Concert Series. Otherwise, it’s $20 admission just for the concert.
Michael Franti & Spearhead definitely got the crowd going, as was seen by the tubby old man livin’ it up and dancing with a group of not so old women.
Pretty good value for $6!
Disneyland California - where it’s ok to be a kid again!
What a day! We saw pirates, princesses, Winnie the Pooh, ghosts and Michael Jackson save the world through the power of dance and song.
We went on a jungle cruise, hopped on a spaceship piloted by 3-CPO, helped Buzz Lightyear fight off Zurg and almost got squashed by the giant boulder from Indiana Jones.
The only way we managed to do everything we planned was the FAST PASSES! You shouldn’t do Disneyland without taking advantage of these passes that allow you to skip the line all the other suckers are waiting in.
Although the rides were all amazing (special mentions to Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Star Tours and Indiana Jones) the highlight of the day was seeing a little girl, about 8 years old, screaming after seeing a real life Cinderella and almost start crying from excitement.
Oh and I’ve decided I want to live in Toon Town….I wonder how much rent would be.
Race around San Diego!
The CitySolve Urban Race took us running throughout San Diego from Downtown to Balboa Park to Hillcrest and Downtown again.
We searched for things including a mural, divorce lawyers, someone in a towel, someone wearing flip flops, all while keeping an eye out for signs with children and anything to do with Earth Day. Oh, and running away from the fluoro team.
I don’t know how it would have been done without mobile internet. It would have taken a trivia expert to work out some of the riddles they gave us.
In the end, team Drawesome! came 7th out of 54 teams and won the ‘best Tweet’ competition. Not a bad effort I say!
Kayaking in La Jolla
We put on our life jackets and helmets and off we went to kayak the caves and cove of La Jolla.
We were told stories about each of the 7 caves and were lucky enough to journey into one of the caves.
No sea lions came up to us, but we did paddle up near some dolphins (aka ‘gay sharks) who were rounding up their lunch.
The scariest part? Getting ready for the paddle back in to the beach. You sit there waiting for your turn and watch a number of kayaks capsize as the surf eats them up. You don’t realise how important it is to stay inside the kayak until you’ve felt the temperature of the ocean here. COLD!
Don’t worry, we made it back to shore safe and sound. Caught a wave all the way in!
If you’re visiting San Diego this should be on your list of things to do!