Ended the trip to LA with a stop in S. Diego. I say a stop because I spent just a day and a half there. I got sick and the big three days of plans wilted into “I want my bed and quiet and chicken soup” plans.
Went for a stroll through Balboa Park. Home to the famous SD zoo, numerous museums, gardens, a conservatory, hiking/walking paths, artists studios and eateries it’s a lush oasis amidst the city.
Being there on a Monday, most of the museums were closed. Ordinarily, this would be a huge bummer. I was interested in some quiet exploration time, though. Few were there. Perfect! I entered no museums, just enjoyed the marvelous architecture/flowers/beautiful weather.
The San Diego Museum of Man, I believe. Mosaic dome, check out that tower! Goofy angle but I had a hard time fitting it all in.
The Conservatory protects a lush tropical garden under a metal-slatted building. I sat in there for a spell.
The orchids! It was steamy and warm inside.
Aptly named, I think:
Brazilian Plume Flower. Loved the pink:
In two weeks I’ll have 5 days off. since I may wind up much farther north for my next job contract, I’m planning to head back down to SD. Only a couple hundred miles away, it’s not bad as long as one times the drive through LA correctly. CAN’T wait!
On the LONG list:
Beach time, snorkeling at the La Jolla Underwater Park-Preserve, visit the zoo and Wild Animal Park, kayak in Mission Bay, Bring my bike and bike a loop around the Embarcadero to the Coronado Hotel and other sights. Revisit El Indio and stock up on homemade tortilla chips. Mmmmmm… Maybe I’ll have time to knit? Maybe.