Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Enjoying Life in the Big City!

A Big Wedding, concerts, a play, strolling thru beautiful Balboa Park, Turkey Trot, and off to Texas we go!

November has been a busy blur, but we have had a great time trying to keep up with it all.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs.!

First, the most important event.  Our wonderful friends, Ana and Rauno, flew from La Paz to get married here in San Diego.
Celebrating the Big Day at Balboa Park

We are so happy that we could celebrate their new beginning and we are wishing Ana and Rauno many many years of happiness and love.

Thanks for letting us be a part of your Big Day!
California Tower - Balboa Park

So, working backwards now...
on Thanksgiving Day, we signed up for Father Joe's Village 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Making our move - passing!
We are so glad we did - what an experience.

I liked their faces!
7500+ men, women, children, dogs (and TRex), ran, trotted, and walked to raise money for San Diego's homeless.

TRex - our hero
Father Joe's Village prepares and serves close to 1 million meals to our homeless neighbors in need. 

Good works.
We will do it again next year (if we are still in town)!
Getting some Culture at Ocean Beach

We got lucky and found out about the Ocean Beach (OB) Restaurant Walk, which benefits the local toy and food drive.

There were 48 restaurants, bars, and breweries involved in the walk.  All serving samples of their favorite dishes, tastings of beer, and all kinds of good stuff.
Meeting new friends - Derek and Terri

It was great!

Just because
We only made it to ~15 - way short of our goal to visit them all - hah.

But, we were fortunate to have met Derek and Terri - friends of the family (Anessa and Eric) - who took us to all of their favorite places.

Look forward to spending more time with them, plus signing up for next year's walk!
Strolling around Liberty Station

We celebrated our birthdays with concerts.  My gift was seeing the Tedeschi Trucks Band.  A little too much jamming, but loved hearing her voice.

Doug's gift, seeing Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.  They put on a great show!

We also found a small local theatre - inexpensive and entertaining.  We will go back for sure.

Working in the Man Cave

And of course, there is a little work thrown in... 

Everyone should have an aquarium...
Our list continues to grow and our progress is slow. 

Between jobs and fun stuff, we have lots going on and not doing well at prioritizing.

Busy day on the Bay
Oh well, we really are enjoying San Diego and being back in the USA.  Lots to see and do and lots of visitors - our kind of place.

Grinch is in Town

Excited about spending ThanksMas with our family in Texas.  A quick trip, but it will be crazy fun.

Life is good for the crew of Moondance.  Hope the same is true for you and yours.

Now, it is time to get ready for company - yeah!
Sunrise on the Bay

Enjoy your holidays and your family time - make it special!