|Always lots of gorgeous birds on Mission Bay.|
|This clam digger had quite the entourage.|
|San Diego has some beautiful turn-of-the-century homes.|
|Sun bathing at the Balboa Park Lilly Pond.|
As mentioned in my last post, Hans' band The Sand Devils played a gig at the Merrow on January 10th. After a 10 month hiatus while we traveled the West, the guys practiced a few times then put on a great show:
|The Sand Devils!|
My daughter and son in law, Chantal and James, are spending a week in San Diego. Though Chantal grew up in San Diego, she hadn't visited since 2006; and James has never been here so we've been having fun showing them around town.
I want to give a thumbs up for a restaurant in Ocean Beach: Wonderland. AMAZING views and excellent fish tacos!
|Lunch at the excellent Wonderland in Ocean Beach.|
From left: Lisa, James, Chantal, Hans, Lisa's parents: Phyllis and Ron.
|Selfie at the beach!|
|The giant Dole banana boat with its huge onboard cranes docked in front of the Coronado bridge.|
|Gorgeous private sail boat docked in front of the convention center.|
There are currently 82 breweries in San Diego and one of the largest and most well known is Stone Brewing. We took a tour of their brew facility in Escondido along with Chantal and James and my sister and niece, Rebecca and Crystal. Besides the brewing facilities, Stone has a beautiful bistro with garden at the Escondido site. Their Liberty Station venue is reported to be excellent as well.
|Stone processes a LOT of beer through these tanks!|
|Miles and miles of pipes get the job done.|
|Enjoying tasters at the end of the tour.|
Lisa, Rebecca, James, Chantal, Crystal, Hans, and our tour guide: Nichole.
It's been awesome hanging out with Chantal and James in San Diego; they return to Oregon tomorrow.
We've got just a few more days in San Diego before we make tracks for Arizona next week, but we've got a full agenda ahead of us with a few good-bye meals planned with friends and family and The Sand Devils have one more gig.