Archive for the 'San Diego' Category

To the Ocean, to Read and Recharge

Mike Padgett -

June 1, 2013 SAN DIEGO – Ocean, ocean, ocean, she chants softly with eyes closed and arms stretched in front of her like a conductor. She is resting her head back against the passenger’s seat. We’re racing west on the interstate to find a slow path on the beach. I’m anticipating salt air with my […]

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Point Loma Lighthouse Offers More Than A Glimpse Into California History

Mike Padgett -

March 31, 2012 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – We need to slow down. Every time we see a lighthouse in the distance, I’m on cruise control and my Best Friend/Navigator  is checking maps and voice mail. By the time my brain alerts my foot on the accelerator, those beacons of history standing guard at the edge […]

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Stories and Memories in a Garden of Stone Overlooking San Diego Bay

Mike Padgett -

March 2, 2012 SAN DIEGO – Each time I drive away from Cabrillo National Monument and its view overlooking San Diego, the thousands of white headstones in neat rows capture my attention. This time, for the first time, I pulled over and parked. This garden of stone on the Port Loma peninsula is the 77-acre […]

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Holidays Renewed by Studying Historic Footsteps in California

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 4, 2012 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A few days before the end of 2011, we set out to study some of the footsteps of the first European pioneers in California. They were the Spanish padres. We headed west out of Arizona on Interstate 8. Our goal was recharging during the holidays at two historic Catholic […]

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Architecture a Major Attraction in San Diego’s Balboa Park

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 6, 2011 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Balboa Park, with its eucalyptus trees overlooking downtown San Diego, is a magical place near the heart of one of my favorite cities. The timeless architecture of the museums is as interesting as the history within their walls. This photo, taken during a recent visit, is of the […]

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California’s Oldest City Offers Nonstop Photo Ops

Mike Padgett -

April 28, 2010 SAN DIEGO, Calif. –The afternoon we arrived in San Diego, the brisk winds blew strong enough to straighten curly hair. Two days later, it was calm. The skies were clear. The coastal temperatures were in the 70s. We love this city. Especially its ocean breezes, Balboa Park, sunsets off Point Loma, and […]

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