Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Fun

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My favorite part of summer is the fact that there’s still lots of daylight after work, so we can go out and do fun things.  I’m not sure if you know this, but since San Diego is pretty far south in the US, and also due to where we are in the time zone, we only get sunlight until 8:30pm on our longest days in the summer.  Now the sun is setting around 7:30.  In December (after daylight savings adjusts back to regular time), we actually get totally dark at 4:30pm, before I even leave work!

On Monday (8/11) evening we took advantage of the daylight after work and went to the annual Phil’s BBQ Day at the San Diego Padres, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.

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We always love to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.  After my freshman year in college, I spent a whole summer as a camp counselor at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills in Southern Ohio.  Camp Oty’Okwa is only one of two camps in the US operated by Big Brother Big Sister.  After we got married and bought our house, Todd volunteered to be a Big Brother.  He got matched with his Little Brother Aaron in 1995.  Aaron was only nine years old back then.   Yea, he’s 28 now!  Todd had the pleasure of visiting Aaron in Denver back in 2012.  Taller than Todd!


Anyways, back to Monday.  We walked across the bridge from the parking garage to Petco Park.  I always love this view!

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A rather big crowd showed up.  For $25, you get a Phil’s BBQ dinner + a ticket to the Padres game.


Ribs, chicken, potato salad, and cole slaw.

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The San Diego Chicken showed up!


The Ryan Hiller Band performed.  Funky music!


The new San Diego Library in the background.

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After the BBQ dinner, we went into Petco Park for the Padres vs Rockies game.

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We got a soft serve ice cream, but the middle was hollow!  Boo!


We were surrounded by empty seats, so we put our feet up and enjoyed the game.


Leaving the park…

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So glad we were able to make it to this year’s Phil’s BBQ Padres game again!

On Wednesday (8/13) we went to dinner at Chile Peppers and stopped by Miramar Lake for an evening walk.  Facing west.

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Facing east.

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After that, we went to Costco to buy more cherries!  I’ll be sad when cherry season ends.

Friday night we went to dinner at Sab-E-Lee. 

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Todd tried the Nahm Tok and loved it.

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I had green curry with shrimp.

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We noticed that a Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard opened, so we went and checked it out.  We shared a chocolate-vanilla twist custard.  It was yummy!

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Yesterday morning we did our P90X3 The Warrior workout, then we went to the beach for workout #2. 

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I hadn’t run in a couple of months, due to doing the 30 Day Shred and P90X3 programs.  It was 80 degrees out and felt pretty hot, but I powered through and ran 3 miles. 

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And then promptly inhaled our lunch at El Nopalito.  Because I did back-to-back workouts, and this was super-yummy.

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I did SEVEN workouts this week!  Six P90X3 workouts + a run.  Today is my rest day, thank goodness.

Found Noodle enjoying the papasan chair again.  He looked so content!


Noodle enjoying some catdad-time.

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Noodle on the right side of my desk one night this week when I was paying bills.

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Happy Sunday!  I have something exciting to announce mid-week!


  1. Someday, I would love to come and visit you... and then you could take me on a tour of all of your favorite local restaurants. Yum-- your posts always make me hungry! Looks like you are having a great summer. Looking forward to your news!!

    1. Hi Natalie! A tour of my favorite places to eat sounds like a fat week, ha ha! I do have a lot of favorites. San Diego is a good eating town. But also a good exercising town, thank goodness!

  2. I love the Noodle pictures. I can't have a cat in my apartment and he brings a smile to my face!


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