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Month: May 2014

Midway

Midway

more and larger images here. On our final day in San Diego we visited the Midway Museum. It was very similar to our experience during Fleet Week in NYC three years ago (on the same day).  The Midway has many different helicopters and planes crammed onto the surface.  We had the opportunity (this was unique to memorial day) to speak to some of the actual veterans who flew the planes. We also took a tour of the interior and the…

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La Jolla

La Jolla

more and higher res photos here. On Sunday we headed to La Jolla for a pre-purchased kayaking + snorkeling tour of the La Jolla coastal caves. Unfortunately neither of us had slept that well because the AC unit in our hotel room made a jarring noise (a lot like a phone vibrating on a desk) every five minutes; at 3am I decided to time it.  Of course it took us till 3am and two calls to the front desk to figure…

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San Diego day 1

San Diego day 1

more and higher res photos here. For memorial day weekend Sam and I decided to take a trip to San Diego.  We first stopped in Newport Beach for a whale watching cruise.  It turned out to be an unusually cold and rainy (as in it’s not usually cold or rainy at all) day in Newport.  After being out on the water for an hour the boat hadn’t managed to find anything. Then, as we headed back to port, the captain…

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Sammy in the Sky

Sammy in the Sky

more and higher res photos here. Saturday was Sam’s birthday.  She chose to have Korean BBQ for lunch and we noticed that there IS a Zion Market in LA, so we stocked up on Asian snacks.  Next we headed to Torrance for a flying “lesson.”  Really what they did is explained how everything works and then let her take the stick for most of the flight up until the landing. We started in Torrance and flew over the port of…

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