Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Day In The Life.....

...of my family! Kinder Bear reporting in today. Since my family is on vacation, we decided to make the day special with things that didn't cost too much as Christmas has pretty much put us on a very long-term, very tight budget!

We decided to take Chloe the Dog along and she said I could ride in her harness!

Our first stop was Chik-fil-A.

Now many of you know that my mom Molly is a vegetarian so why stop at Chik-fil-A? Well for the cow calendar of course! Mom LOVES cows and each year Chik-fil-A puts out a wonderful cow calendar - this year the subject is "Great Works of Cow Literature". Miss Molly used to only be able to get a calendar at the Chik-fil-A in Lansdale, PA when she would visit Mr. Ryan's parents. But since they have opened a location here in San Diego, she just has to swing by the one at the Sports Arena. While there, my family decided to have some lunch.

Mr. Ryan got a chocolate shake. It's almost as big as me!

Miss Molly got french fries.....

....and cole slaw too. :-) Miss Sarah feasted on the chicken sandwich and their legendary lemonade. Mmm....good!

Next stop was Petsmart......

...to get the kitties their food (I think my family's food looks a lot more tasty but....)

Our next stop was beautiful Balboa Park. The trees are all so wonderful and perfect for climbing and lounging...

There were some gorgeous clouds, but no sign of rain, unfortunately.

Look at this cool tree - it's bent at a 90 degree angle!

This tree will be filled with leaves as soon as Spring arrives.

And this ficus has the most wonderful, gnarly root system.

We took Miss Chloe to "Nate's Dog Park" which is just West of the big Cabrillo Bridge.

Chloe wasn't quite sure what to do first but she soon figured out her plan.

When we were walking back to the car, Miss Sarah took these pictures of Miss Molly and Mr. Ryan - still in love after 16 years of marriage!

This is a wonderful view of the Museum of Man.

And it's even a prettier view with Miss Sarah in the picture!

The sun was blocked by the clouds and trees.

We decided to take the scenic route back home so we could go looking for trains. We saw this engine from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe parked in front of Petco Park.

We drove further south and saw this BNSF waiting to be dispatched.

On the way back, we had to wait for the Coaster to cross our path.

Bye Mr. Coaster and bye for now everyone!


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