It all began with a roadside stand on a farm. They sold Berries, Berry preserves and berry pies from that stand. A neighboring farmer,Rudolph Boysen had given Walter Knott 6 hybrid plants that were a cross of BlackBerry, red raspberry and loganberry. Walter planted them and cultivated them and then sold them at his stand.… Continue reading The Oldest Theme Park
I actually remember the first time I was offered a cup of coffee. It was in the teacher's lounge at an Elementary school across the street from my High School. I wanted to be a teacher so I took the cup and drank it. I really didn't like it but, it was like part of… Continue reading The cup of coffee…can’t live without it
One day I was walking up the ramp on the way to exercise at the Mission Valley Y. At the top was a statue and from a distance I couldn't tell what it was. When I got to the top of the ramp I saw it was a statue of Bill Walton a well-known San… Continue reading “The Y saved my life”
When traveling ...Tell people you are from San Diego and you always get a positive response... like ...lucky you. Walking around the beach bumping into people I used to assume everyone lives here. So wrong. Recently I have started asking "Do you live in San Diego?" Often the answer is no. So I like to… Continue reading Meeting Tourists
The piers go straight out into the ocean and stop. Today I was wondering why we built them. There are three ...Ocean Beach pier, Crystal Pier and Scripps Pier. I have been on two of them many times. Scripps pier is used mainly for Oceanographic activities. Nothing like going for a walk on the pier...bring… Continue reading Our Piers
My Roller coaster is 93 years old. It is the coaster of my childhood. The coaster is at Belmont Park in Mission Beach, California. One of two roller coasters on the West Coast that were built of all wood. Memories of a teenage girl riding and riding it. I can feel and hear it slowly… Continue reading My Roller Coaster
Imagine ...one of my favorite words. Such a big part of thinking and creativity. Some things seem beyond me and my ability to imagine. Always wowed by astronomy and space travel. Crazy to think about it. But, NASA did imagine. Imagine sending out to the end of the universe an HD camera to Ultimate Thule,… Continue reading Beyond Imagine
Today reminds me of this poem by Christina Rossetti. I used to share it with my students. Wind from a child's eye. Who had seen the wind? Neither I nor you But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I But when the trees… Continue reading Who has seen the wind?
Blogging is my 2019 New Year's Resolution. I am starting in Pacific Beach (Crown Point) where I grew up and still live. My neighborhood has changed over the years but it is still my wonderful place to be... my happy place. Life here is exciting there is just so much going on and lots to… Continue reading Here I go ..planning on blogging my way through 2019.
On the the way to Butchart Gardens I passed the Butterfly Gardens but never took the time to stop. With all the smoke and bad air it seemed like a good idea. Great decision it is a peaceful spot. Cool, water spraying and wonderful opportunity to interact with nature. The idea is to stop, not… Continue reading Butterfly Gardens