Tuesday, February 22, 2011

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

We went today to the Wild Animal Park, which is now the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The park is located near Escondido.
Since we had rain the last few days, it was a joy to walk around in sunny weather.
We are spoiled, in the Midwest they are shoveling snow and we complain about a little rain.
Since Doreen still has problems walking, we decided to take the tram.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jamul 2011

The motorhome is in the driveway and ready to go.
I started loading yesterday. This morning Doreen had pain in her hip and informed me that she can not go.
We went to Kaiser Urgent Care and she saw a doctor. They took X rays and it is not the bone, which is good news. The ligaments are the problem.
This is still the result from falling down the stairs a few months ago.
By evening Doreen felt better and we will be going to a RV Park near Jamul, California.

We left Carlsbad at 11:00 AM and arrived at the RV Park at 12:45 PM.
After setting up the motorhome we visited with our friends.
Happy hour was at 4:30 PM and we ate dinner at 6:00 PM. Denise and Dick, the wagon masters, had prepared Cordon Bleu.(chicken, ham & cheese coated with bread crumbs) It was a very good meal.The room was decorated with hearts and other Valentine's items.We were a bunch of happy, old people.
After dinner Janice played popular tunes on the piano and almost everybody sang along.

In the morning we sat in the recreation room and talked with people of the group.
I took some pictures of the motorhomes and the park.

At 10:00 AM we left for the Simpson Nursery to see the old Ford cars. Unfortunately the nursery is closed on Tuesdays.
We had Denise and Dick with us and wanted to show them all the old cars and equipment on display.
Our next stop was the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum, which was closed too. The drive along highway 94 was scenic and we enjoyed it very much.
On the way home we stopped at the Barrett Junction Café and had a fantastic fish dinner. The meal was served family style and one could eat as much one wanted. The restaurant is very large and there are a lot of antiques on display.
The visit was an experience, the food was good, so was the atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.

For dinner everybody cooked their own steaks or hamburgers on the grill. Some people brought their potato bakers and cooked in them their potatoes. Doreen and I were not hungry and had only some salad.

Some of the women worked on the large puzzle.

During the night it started to rain. In the morning we drove to Simpson Nursery. They were open, but the large barns were closed, because of the mud.
I wanted to show our friends the old cars in the barns. We have to do it next year
It rained off and on during the day. The women finished the large puzzle,and played Mexican Train.

Some of us men watched a man from a window repair shop replace the broken side window in Linda and Jon’s motorhome.
He took the whole window frame out and found out that he measured wrong and the glass was too large to fit the frame. They covered the window with a sheet of plastic and tomorrow, with a bit of luck, they get their window fixed. It does not take much to entertain us.
For dinner we had Mexican food. Everybody brought a dish.

We left for home at 9:30 AM. Doreen had a lunch date with her women's group at the Grossmont Center Shopping Mall. We stopped there and I watched television while Doreen did her thing.
Today we had blue skies again. This was a wonderful outing, even with one rainy day.
We arrived at home at 2:00 PM.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

This morning some of us men cooked breakfast at the clubhouse. Since Valentine's Day is around the corner the ladies received a little box of chocolates and a glass of champagne.
Kathie had decorated the room beautifully. We were busy cooking eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausages and potatoes.

After breakfast I left for Coronado Island, where the Navy displayed and flew airplanes they used in the last 100 years.
When I came close to the Coronado Bridge I gave up. It took hours to get across to the North Island Navy Base. With Security and the heavy traffic it was no fun.
I went home and got the motorhome ready for our next outing.