Category Archives: Wider California adventures

Getting a taste of the Navy during morning San Diego walk

As the saying goes, “when in Rome…”, so this morning the Adventurers left their great hotel (The Pendry) after breakfast and walked to USS Midway, a ship they thought had been in World War II. Not! It was actually commissioned … Continue reading

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Watching the Giants play at Petco Park and catching some great music at The Shout House

D’s kids were good enough to get the Adventurers primo seats right behind the Giants dugout for tonights game at PetCo Park. It was the first time L had been to that ballpark, which is quite nice. And the Giants … Continue reading

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Hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve followed by good lunch

The 1,500-acre Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve boasts on its website that people from all over the world visit. And the Adventurers found that to be true at their hike there this morning, where almost everyone they encountered came from … Continue reading

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Hike in the [hidden] desert followed by an almost hole-in-one

So, let’s just say the marketing descriptions of the very exclusive/very expensive resort hotel the Adventurers are staying at forgot to mention that it is surrounded by not-beautiful-at-all Southern California desert. That was apparent when the Adventurers headed out on … Continue reading

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A celebratory birthday for Papa Nu a month before the actual day

The Nugent clan gathered in Del Mar today to celebrate Papa Nu’s 70th birthday, albeit a month early due to some scheduling conflicts in October. Having all three daughters (and husbands) along with three grandchildren all in attendance was very … Continue reading

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Off to San Diego for beginning of the birthday celebration

The Adventurers headed up to SFO this morning to catch their flight to San Diego where they’d be celebrating D’s birthday with the Nugent clan a month early (due to Hall of Fame induction in October). They realized it had … Continue reading

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Humid morning walk in hilly Pasadena and environs

After breakfast in the Club room, the Adventurers exited the Langham Huntington for a what was a very humid walk in Pasadena and San Marino. Some of the route traced what L had done years ago when she and Chris … Continue reading

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