Monthly Archives: August 2012

Midway: The Aircraft Carrier Turned Museum

Just a short story today. It’s the day before the wedding we were in San Diego to attend and the lovely missus is off with her sisters (including the mother of the bride) to get ‘done.’ D wants to chill … Continue reading

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Balboa Park

Back to covering our recent brief stay in San Diego and today’s topic is, well, you know, Balboa Park. The park has been around since 1858, but it didn’t really take shape until the Panama-California Exposition in 1915, when most … Continue reading

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Sea World: A Very Large Sushi Bar

I don’t like sushi: no one cooks it the way I like it. Thanks. You’ve been a great audience. Don’t forget to tip your waitress. And now it’s time to continue recounting the touristic adventures La Famille Newman had in … Continue reading

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The Majestic Hyrax Part Two

Due to (popular?) demand, I’m back with a reprise of yesterday’s San Diego Zoo story. Some of you – and you know who are – have asked for more photos on the zoo’s residents. But before I give you the … Continue reading

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The Majestic Hyrax

Or as we called it: the Nerd King of the Animal Kingdom. As I mentioned in the previous entry, we recently went to San Diego to attend the wedding of one of M’s nieces. The two main tourist attractions are … Continue reading

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Thoughts After a Visit to the US

We recently spent a couple of weeks in US, using NoVA as a launching point. Here are few random observations: “Flying the Friendly Skies.” D and I get on our plane going from Toulouse to Paris and one of the … Continue reading

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