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October 01, 2023

September - a wrap-up

These last two weeks of September are pretty much a blur, although we stayed busy, I took very few pictures.

The Blue Line Trolley stops at the bottom of our hill and for $1.25 each way we chose to  ride it to a Wednesday afternoon Padre game at PetCo Park.

Junita climbing the steps

Fran likes to sit high behind home plate to get a better view of the whole field.  I can hardly see the ball from up here :)

The one-way trolley ticket is good for two hours.  We took advantage of this, as it gave us time to hop off in Old Town to enjoy a Margarita and share a platter of Nachos at Barra Barra.

Barra Barra is a good choice as it is close to the Old Town Transit Hub and typically offers good food and fast service.

On Sunday the Moonlight Theater was performing Saturday Night Fever.  We typically stay overnight at Guajome County Park rather than make the hour drive back at night.  It’s $34 for a FHU site … much less than parking at the Padre game :) 

There’s usually a site open for a Sunday night.  Despite a Sunday performance the Moonlight had a nice turnout.

And a huge cast for the performance.

Before Marty left Tacoma his doctor recommended he have an Ablation to lessen the chance of another heart beat malfunction.  He got a second opinion from a local cardiologist, who concurred.  Marty was comfortable with the local surgeon and they scheduled the procedure to be done here on Tuesday afternoon.

Sleeping Beauty

After our visit at the hospital, where Juanita was able to spend the night with him, we returned home.  That is, we returned after a dinner stop for Taco Tuesday at Off Shore

One of Fran’s high school chums lives in north county, in fact Barbara and Fran came to San Diego together and never left!  A mutual friend from high school was in town to visit them and will stay with Barbara.  This turned into a perfect opportunity to have a slumber party. 

That left the three of us to figure out what to do with ourselves.  Juanita suggested Tri-tip for lunch.  One of the best places for brisket and pulled pork is found at the Coronado Ferry Landing.  So that was our adventure for the day.

Once there we walked around the park to where the original auto ferry landed until the bridge was complete in 1969.

We stopped for a wine tasting at the Coronado Tasting Room.

where they offered us a tequila tasting, too.

Both of the tequila offerings were quite good, their wine not so much.

Somehow I have no picture of lunch at Lil Piggy’s Bar-B-Q.  Where we ordered brisket and pulled pork sandwiches.  The sandwiches were cut in half for sharing.  Juanita declared the pulled port best and ate both halves!  

Fran and the gals were also at the Ferry Landing having lunch at Costa Azul.  I had to stop in to say Hi.  They were sitting in the same area where we recently met Gay and Joe for lunch.

We then caught the ferry for our return home.

We are now getting ready for October's annular eclipse.


  1. Sounds like you had some great eats last month! Isn't it hard to believe that parking at a ball game is more expensive than campground fees?!?

    1. It does seem odd, but parking at the ballpark is stupid expensive at $45 and up. That makes date night at the Moonlight an attractive option.

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    1. Yes we have had an active couple weeks. October will be busy as well, we are going to chase the eclipse into Bluff UT.

  3. Gay and JoeOctober 04, 2023

    Your ballpark pictures bring back lots of nice memories from years ago when we went to see the Braves in Atlanta. And the outside theater brings back more memories of going to the Amphitheater in Atlanta…Eric Clapton was my favorite all time concert there. That’s a great picture of you and Marty on the ferry…

    1. Glad I could bring back some fond memories for you. Eric must have put on an impressive concert! We do go to our favorite artists 'tribute bands'. The original artists are mostly no longer preforming :) we're get'n older as are they ;))


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