Saturday, April 7, 2007

Light blogging this weekend

First of all - I want to wish my Christian readers a Happy Easter.

I have spared you the ordeal of reading about funny or strange Easter and Bunny related census records. Somehow, it didn't seem appropriate.

Angel Linda and I are celebrating our anniversary (it was 2 weeks ago when we were at our daughters house) this weekend - hanging out in downtown San Diego for 3 days. We went to the Padres' home opening night last night (they lost 4-3 to the Rockies) . This afternoon we will go to the Omni Hotel right next to Petco Park and play tourist and fan for 3 nights (kind of our own version of spring training, only a lot closer to home!). We have tickets for the Saturday night and Monday night games. We hope to go to the Midway (aircraft carrier) Museum on San Diego Bay on Monday. I will try to work on a query or two at the SD Public Library on Monday. Then there are the Gaslamp restaurants, antique shops and shopping at Horton Plaza.

I will have the laptop with me, access to email, and wireless internet access at the hotel. I'm not sure how much free time I'll have to do research or post notes.
I'll be back in the Genea-Musings saddle on Tuesday night.

While I'm gone, consider commenting on some of my recent posts concerning society blogs, use of computers in genealogy, etc.

UPDATE: Sunday, 7 PM: We checked into our hotel on Saturday afternoon, took a nap (!), went to dinner at the corner fish and chips restaurant, and went to the game - my Padres won 3-2 in the 9th over the Rockies. It was cold in the stands - 55 F... It was nice walking just one block to our bedroom instead of taking the trolley and getting home about 45 minutes after the game ends.

Today, we had our breakfast in bed, and went to the Midway aircraft carrier museum. The ship has been here for about two years, and they have done a wonderful job displaying it. There is a self-paced walking tour where you listen to an audio narrative on earphones - about 70 stations in all. There are docents on the flight deck that actually catapulted or landed airplanes on the deck - they were great. It was cool and misty today, and we had a sandwich at the carrier's Fantail Cafe. We got back to the hotel at 1 PM and watched the Padres game on TV - I napped for an hour, woke up to find it still 0-0, and my Padres won again in the 10th, 2-1. We went out to dinner, walking among the crowds leaving the game, and ended up at Trophy's, a sports bar. Melissa was a wonderful waitress and we had a nice meal. We topped it off with a visit to the Marble slab ice cream parlor and a walk around the Gaslamp District, looking for a place for dinner tomorrow. We got back at 6 PM, and Linda went for a swim while I checked my email, Bloglines and decided to tell the weekend story here. Absolutely no genealogy done today....yet! Tomorrow shows promise, though!

1 comment:

Miriam Robbins said...

Happy Anniversary, Randy and Angel Linda!