Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You Stay Classy, San Diego

I've never actually watched "Anchorman."  I couldn't sit through the entire movie despite my love for Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate.  The reason I know the "you stay classy" phrase is because my friend Stacy would always end her livejournal posts with it.  After a peaceful, tranquil and family-filled fun weekend at the city, I find that the city has anything but class. 

 I mean, seriously, the place is filled with tanned old  men in Hawaiian shirts of various hues and tanned old women with fanny packs.  

But what SD lacks in class, it makes up for with its beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants.
The first night, we drove into downtown San Diego and dined at the Blue Point Restaurant, a trendy little seafood joint that racked us up a hefty bill.  We had the works though; wine, mussel appetizers, steaks and fishes, chocolatey desserts.  Gracias to Jessica for footing the bill!

The next day, we headed to Shamu's home, SeaWorld for a wet, wet time.  We rode rides like the Journey to Atlantis water coaster...
And attempted to avoid getting splashed by killer whales at the "Shamu Rocks" evening show. (Which really did rock, BTW.  Those killer whales sure can move!)

My baby niece, Jasmine was especially delighted at a showing of Clyde and Seymore comedy. I was delighted at being able to capture a shot of her joy.
Hooray for a wonderful cousins day out! And lots of love to Donnie Gou Gou and Ce Ce Jie Jie for planning and treating us!

The next day, we had plans to visit the San Diego zoo, (I don't know if it's because I'm getting older and so my "boring" mode kicks in but I actually enjoy going to places I used to think was a bore; places like the zoo and Disneyland and the dentist) but instead, opted for a lazy day at the beach.  Those Californians sure do like them beaches.  Cars lined the road headed to the ocean and there were no parking spots anywhere.  Jessica and I were just happy we even got to touch the sand.
The view of the ocean sure is beautiful but I don't think I would be able to handle the place for little more than a weekend.  I'd be bored out of my mind. I'm such a city girl.  And I want my class!
*The delicious photography skills belong to Donnie and Johnny


Unknown said...

Hawaiian shirts huh? I've only been to San Diego once, and don't remember old men wearing them, but I believe it. The memorable things for me were definitely the beaches. Wow!

cleofaye said...

i love tans..and fanny packs! and beaches! hi janice!

helen said...

fab pictures. looks like a fab time! i am itching for a musical. let's watch one soon, please!