Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Merry Meeting!

Several weeks ago my very first blogging friend emailed me and said she was going to be in San Diego for a few days and immediately I thought it would be great to meet up with her. After all, she was traveling all the way from New York City. In the process I was able to make a new friend, Joanne from My Cottage in the Making. She and I both live in Orange County so we drove down to see Pat for the day. That's Pat and I hiding behind an old cart. We made a game out of hiding behind objects because none of us likes having our picture taken.

Here's Pat and Joanne hiding behind the picket fence at the Point Loma Light house. Both ladies love light houses so we made a trip around to the other side of the sea in order to take a closer look. It was beautiful, breezy, and the sky was clear enough to see to Mexico. The Point Loma light house is a small humble structure in comparison to other light houses.

My pictures are out of order working from the end of our day to the beginning. Our last stop for the day was at the Hotel Del Coronado. A beautiful Hotel built at the turn of the Century. By the time we made it to the Del I think everyone was pretty exhausted from our climb up to the light house so we stopped for refreshments and sat out on the deck enjoying the beautiful view and good conversation.

Ooh, aah, look at those desserts! They were from the hotel coffee bar. Did any of us try! I think we were so tired that the idea of dessert just didn't sound good...something I now regret. Oh well, life goes on.
We started the day at Old Town where everything was closed and the wonderful restaurant I wanted to take the ladies to was closed for restoration. How sad is that! It was once called Casa de Bandini and is housed in the original adobe hacienda from the first San Diego settlement.
This beautiful old gown was in one of the stores that was closed.
We had lunch at the Casa Del Rey and I felt so bad for Pat. She wanted to try the fish tacos and Joanne and I both said, "Fish Tacos! How disgusting!" She didn't end up ordering them and I felt very bad. "Pat, you could have had the fish tacos...really."
After lunch we went on a tour of Heritage Park and the Synagogue where sweet hubby and I were married, which began a funny conversation about my beliefs. Am I Jewish or a Christian? I'll leave you to figure that one out and hopefully it won't cause anyone to fret.
Part of Heritage Park. There are 7 houses as well as the synagogue that have all been fully restored and moved to their current location. One houses a tea room and photography shop while two other house are a B&B where we stayed on our wedding night.
This is the Bushyhead Manor where we held our reception on the bottom floor and the honeymoon suite was above. Very romantic! It has now been completely turned into rooms for the B&B.
Isn't this a lovely pink and peach shot. My camera has been trying to die on me and I think its finally given up the ghost. The entire day it kept doing funny things. Well, to be truthful, I doctored this one up in Photoshop just for the fun of it, but it was pink to begin with. Just not as pink.
This is where the Tea Room is housed. We had a lot of fun in here photographing everything in sight. Pat and Joanne, I can't wait to see what you post about this darling little shop. My interior pictures will come in a different post as there were too many.

This is the Stone Rabbit we all decided to take a picture of to see what each others looked like. Mine is just a hint of pink.
The Jewish Synagogue where we were married by a Christian Pastor. Am I confusing you?
Heritage Park Bed and Breakfast.
I just ran out of pictures. From Heritage Park we drove over to the light house and ended at the Hotel Del. I'll end by saying that, "Pat and Joanne, I had a wonderful day playing tour guide for the both of you I just wish we would have had more time. We never did make it to La Jolla.


ellen b. said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. That was great that you could be an excellent tour guide. Looking forward to the indoor shots. So I suppose you don't have to be could be a Christian Jew. But maybe when we get together for tea we can settle all the confusion over your Jewish/Christian status and my past. :0)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

How pretty! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time!


Joanne Kennedy said...

I've been gone, dog sitting, so I have not had a chance to read many blogs. But, I'm playing catch up now.

It was a great day! I like the way your pictures came back with a pink glow to everything. Guess you are the pink lady for sure! LOL

I hope we get together again real soon.

Thank you for showing us around.

My post about our day will be up tomorrow morning.


Becky said...

What a lovely time you showed your blogging buddies. That would have been my kind of day.


Pat said...

Hi Cori!

We got back yesterday evening and I spent today catching up on errands. It was so nice to read this post and see your photos and relive our happy meeting! I still have to download my photos and catch up on my blog.

It was so much fun meeting you and Joanne! I feel like I've known you both for a long, long time! I can't wait to make those yummy cookies from your cookies in a jar gift.

Thank you so much for showing me all the wonderful sights of San Diego -- it's such a beautiful city, and the best part of the trip was meeting you!

Hugs, Pat

Moorea said...

What a fun day! OK- I wanna come visit now! What a beautiful place to be married. Funny that your camera would take pink tinged pictures, knowing you, Pinky! Ha! I have to let you know I can't do the tag thing. I am so overwhelmed with teaching this class homeschooling and Boy scouts,
I can't even get my photos uploaded.
Plus my hubby started his new job tonight! Wahoo! God is good. 10 months out of work, an he now has a job! Anyhow, I emotionally exhausted from getting ready for this the last week.
Anyhow- thanks for posting yummy treats- eye candy is always better
for me than the real thing!