Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'SanDiego'

Photohunt: Sparkle

This week's Photohunt theme is sparkle. I visited Niki de Saint Phalle's sculpture garden - Queen Califia Magic Circle - while I was in San Diego in March. It was a cool Spring day. The sun was passing in...

Cactus Garden in Balboa Park

There are over 20 different gardens located in Balboa Park San Diego. I knew I wanted to visit the Botanical building. I looked over the list of gardens and put the Desert Garden high on the list of must-see...

Botanical Building - Balboa Park

The Botanical Building - Balboa Park The building I had to visit for G was the Botanical Building. I had actually forgot that it was a lath house instead of a glass house so I was a little surprised...

Balboa Park

Last Monday, I had a day to spend on my own in San Diego. My flight did not leave until 4:30 so I had an opportunity to explore. Where to go? G really wanted me to go to Balboa...

Mission San Luis Rey

Just an hour north of San Diego is another mission - Mission San Luis Rey. It was founded in 1798 by Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuen who was the successor to Padre Junipero Serra. The mission which is the...

Mission San Diego de Alcala

You can not grow up in California without learning about Junipero Serra and the Spanish Missions. I learned about the different explorers who touched California in the 4th grade. Many countries came to California looking exploit the riches of...

Nice People - Slow Travelers

Wine Glasses and Good Friends       "If you travel, you have to be a really nice person.       You have to be a genial person,       and you have to go with the flow"     ...

Goodbye San Diego

What a wonderful weekend. Beautiful city but best of all - time spent with the best of people. The members on Slow Travel are the most friendly and generous. I had a great time and the gathering was perfect....

Queen Califia Magical Garden

Yesterday I had a chance to go to Niki de Saint Phalle wonderful and magical sculpture garden in Escondido - Queen Califia Magical Circle. I have heard of her other sculpture garden in Italy and saw some of her...

San Diego Bound

My bags are packed I'm headed to the Slow Travel Get Together (GTG) - "A Taste of San Diego". It is a three day get together with members from our forum coming together from around the world. The last get...