Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Let us remember all of those who are serving our country now in the military and those who have served in times past. Especially remember those who have lost loved ones who were serving.

Yesterday afternoon was the 36th annual FBC family picnic and what a fun time we all had eating and visiting.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Kelly and Jon are celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary today. Congratulations!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Day of Golf

We had another opportunity to go a golf clinic this morning where we had a putting lesson that we were able to apply.002

We went for lunch and it was a repeat of a previous meal…you can guess which one!!

Then we teed off for a round of golf on a beautiful course.001

The pace of the play was really slow and we even had to talk to each other!002

For supper we again had avocados and tomatoes.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another interesting day

One day we took advantage of a golf clinic that focused on the full swing, beginning with the grip and going through the follow-through.  No pictures from this event.

The resort where we stayed has some great looking flowers…037036035

After having a light lunch of avocados and tomatoes, we drove to La Jolla and Torrey Pines.  We went to where people were doing parasailing and hang gliding.001004014015We would have played a round of golf, but at $185.00 plus cart, plus clubs…we decided to pass! But it was good to see where the pros play.016

Then we went to the ocean where we got to see the seals up close and personal.019025



For supper we had…surprise…Mexican food!



Safari Park

On of the days in the San Diego area found us at the wild animal park which is part of the San Diego Zoo. Wildlife Animal Park 001We got to see the gorilla handlers put out greens and treats for the gorillas before they were let out into their yard.  Wildlife Animal Park 009Wildlife Animal Park 007We took the first tram of the morning to see the non-predator animals living in a free range environment that mimics their native habitat.Wildlife Animal Park 011Wildlife Animal Park 044Wildlife Animal Park 078Wildlife Animal Park 120Wildlife Animal Park 023Wildlife Animal Park 045This is a white rhino and he is one of only 7 remaining in the world and all of them are in captivity.  They are past the age of reproduction so there will be no more and they will become extinct.Wildlife Animal Park 026One leg or two?…Wildlife Animal Park 004

Mike dabbled in the art of bonsai for a while so he really enjoyed seeing what others had done with their trees.Wildlife Animal Park 047Wildlife Animal Park 098

We had the chance to have a couple of “encounters with an animal” where we got to see a cheetah was walked around and it came right up to us.  The golden eagle was another fascinating opportunity to learn amazing facts about the gorgeous animal.Wildlife Animal Park 111Wildlife Animal Park 103

More shots of some of the animals we had the chance to see while we were there.

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We ate a delicious supper of steak and baked potatoes before heading back to the condo.Wildlife Animal Park 124Wildlife Animal Park 121

We stopped at a farmer’s market that had more “stuff” and less produce than we were expecting.  But we did get some peach cobbler that we had for dessert.Wildlife Animal Park 127

Sunday, May 22, 2011


When Sunday rolled around, we spent it doing what we do most Sunday mornings…we went to church and then out to eat!

We worshiped at Bethel Baptist Church in Escondido and took part in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.011

We then went to Mama Kat’s. It was a very popular place…we had to wait 30 minutes!013By the time we were seated and had to wait for our food, we were hungry!  A picture of the food was not on our minds!  This WAS pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon.014On our way home, we stopped at a farmer’s market and got some avocados and tomatoes…we enjoyed them just about every evening that we were here.018While we were at Mama Kat’s we got pieces of pie to go and ate them for our afternoon snack!020

Our walk was certainly needed today!