Friday, March 8, 2013

Birthday Trip to San Diego :)

Hi All :)

I hope the world is being kind to you and you are all doing well :)

Last week my Hubby and I spent the week in Sunny San Diego, celebrating our B.Days together, which was wonderful and to have all that time together, amazing. :)

 It was wonderful to see sunshine everyday, spend time outside, walking or swimming everyday or just lying by the pool or sitting casually outside dining and also, visiting with Friends. :)

Of course we came home to rain and more rain but I still have my photos to keep me mentally in the San Diego Sunshine :)

I didn't take many photos this year ( a 1/3 of what I took on our last trip to San Diego) I was really there for some much needed 
R. & R. :)

But, of course, I did take a few photos, Hope you like them :)

(Sorry, for the repeats for those who have seen some of them on FB, already)


Click on photos for larger images :)

1st photo taken on the day we arrived, 2nd on the day we left, I love taking shots of planes landing in San Diego because the airport is so close to town the planes fly low over the buildings coming into land, it is so amazing to experience for me, I am a huge plane fan :)

It has become a tradition of sorts that I get a pedicure in the Hillcrest neighbourhood when I get to San Diego, it is a fun area, lots of great food and we pop into our fav. Greek restaurant too! :)

Oops!!! Surfer Down (he got back up really quickly :)

Palm Trees in the Sunset :)

Awesome surfing waves (alas, not for me but I do wish I had had the opportunity to learn, maybe when I am 80 :)

Beautiful Big Bow on the Hotel Del Coronado as they celebrate 125 years :)

The Chandelier in the foyer of the Hotel Del :)

Lots of people leisurely riding around on bikes :)
Some of them really shouldn't have been; it was quite comical watching people who obviously hadn't ridden a bike recently trying to come to a wobbly stop for a speeding car or pedestrians
(I know I am cruel but it was hilarious :)

There were some beautiful waves in the Sunshine :)

Picnickers on the Beach :)

I never usually get focused dusk shots (that look like picture postcards) as I tend to go for the abstract; I do not use flash and with a 300 mm lens (heavy) and I won't use a tripod either (I want to do my own photography, not do what everyone else does, LOL!!! ) But here is one I am quite proud of, (He! He!)

Sunset and Reflection :)

I LOVE these 2 :)
The Sunset reflecting on the Ocean makes them look like paintings :)

I hope you enjoyed these :)

Let me know what you think :)

Have a lovely Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Charlotte said...

These are so pretty! I know I live in CA but there is something so amazing and warmer about San Diego! I love the bike photos. The one that looks like a postcard is amazing and you are right, the last ones really do look like paintings. Glad you had a great time celebrating your Bdays!

Almost Precious said...

Oh T how I envy you. It has been ages since I was last in San Diego (such a lovely place). The last time I was there John and I were dating - we've been married now for 43 years so that should give you an idea of just how long it's been. :D

The photos are all spectacular . . . love the shot of all the nail polish bottles, that's a really fun one. Looking at photos of the surf and the waves of the Pacific Ocean brings back a number of wonderful memories. Can't say that Florida is known for its surf and about the only time the surf is "up" is when there's a good storm brewing out in the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.

Meeling said...

How fun to celebrate your birthdays together. Happy Birthday by the way!

I love the fact that you get a pedicure while you're there. That's my one "pamper me" weakness. I don't color my hair or do much else in the way of pampering, but my pedicure is my little bit of "me" time!

Gorgeous shots!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

C. - Yep, we had a great time in the sunshine :)

I LOVED the way the bike shot worked out :)

Talk soon :) T.

Anna - Congrats on 43 years that is awesome :)

You should really get to San Diego again, it has grown a lot in the 30 years I have been visiting but it is still a beautiful place to be in the sunshine :)

Meeling - I don't think you would want to colour your beautiful hair :)

I do highlight my mousey hair but you will laugh when I tell you I didn't have my first pro pedicure until I turned 50 - so not a long tradition but a fun one, LOL!!! :)

mywifesstudio said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Looks like a wonderful birthday gift at trip to the sun.

I hope you get outside and enjoy the blue sky we are having today.

keithchip said...

Thanks for recording the great sunny shots. Great memories and happy Birthday again!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Evie - Thanks so much for the B.Day wishes :)

Isn't it beautiful to see the lovely Blue Sky today :)

Have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

K. - Happy B.Day to you :)

Great memories in the photos :) T.

shellie said...

happy belated birthday to you! looks like you two had a great time. hope you are having a nice weekend.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks Shellie :)

Celebrating more B.Day's this weekend, so having a lovely
time :) T.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks AMAZING. I'm a bit jealous ;-)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks Krysten :)

I hope you get to take a fun trip soon :) T.

Additionsstyle said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, and you took some amazing photos to remember it. The City shot and the boat at sunset are two fantastic photos!
Everyday Inspired

Annette said...

Happy Birthday T.!! What a wonderful way to celebrate.
I love the bow on the hotel and the chandelier. And the bikes and the sunset. Okay, I think they're all pretty fantatic!
I've never had a pedi. I don't like anyone touching my feet!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

V. - Thanks so much for your lovely B.Day Wishes :)

A. - Thanks to you too!!! :)

We had a great time but I am missing the sunshine already, I think it is time to go again, LOL!!!! :)

Sharon said...

What a great birthday trip! It looks like it was terrific fun! Best wishes!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks Sharon, it was really great fun :) T.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Are you and your hubby March babies, too? What a fantastic way to celebrate!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi V :)

Yep, both March B.Day's and our son's too :)

Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your B.Day - LOVED your photo :) T.