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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

San Diego Blog Post

Blogging from San Diego – where every day is beautiful!           

I have had a great time in San Diego – it was busy – I am tired – I learned a lot – I have some projects to look into when I get back to work (like I don’t have enough to keep me busy!) – I would love to come back to San Diego to visit. 

I got in Saturday evening around 7:00 – unpacked my back and simply walked down to the Sports Grill in the hotel to enjoy a bowl of soup and some sweet potato fries YUM.  Sunday I slept in – woke up around 9 and then went for a run along the bay.  This is a great city for running and walking.  There is a path along the water for running and walking, with shops, multiple marinas and open water views of the bay.  There are a couple of parks, including the Embarcadero, which extends out into the bay with a path around the perimeter. 

On the running front – I did pretty well and ran 3 out of 4 days that I have been at the conference.  On Sunday I run 7 plus miles in a little over 1 hour and 5 minutes – it was a great run.  I also ran 4 miles on Monday and 4.5 Tuesday  - this morning – I am trying to get this blog written and then I have to pack my bags and get to the conference.  I am finishing it up while I sit at the San Diego airport - oh my gosh - it is the smallest international airport, with only 1 runway - and they aren't kidding - it is really small.  

Here are a couple of pictures from San Diego.

These are views from my room on the 25th floor of the Hilton. 

Beautiful tree along the Embarcadero

The Midway – a World War II museum – with naval sailor and girl statue.

Local art along the running path

This was my favorite piece - titled – Liberation!


Here are the steps of the convention center -  I did climb these stairs one day - this morning I saw someone jumping up the steps - all of them - with both feet together - I don't think I could do that!!!  

And last but certainly not least – here is a picture of the Carnival Splendor – the cruise ship that was dead in the water and brought back to port last Thursday with tug boats! 

On Monday evening – we went out on a dinner cruise – nope - it wasn't on the Carnival Splendor - sorry no pictures – we left the hotel at 6:15 so it was already dark – and I didn’t bring my camera.  It was a nice cruise around the bay – but it did get cut a little short because of the fog rolling in. 

Last evening we had a reception on the top floor of the hotel – wonderful food – and drink.

This morning  we have a ½ day of conference left – I fly out at 3:00. 

good bye 70 . . . hello 40 degree temp's  Back to cold weather!  


  1. wow cool to see that ship in real life. SD looks beautiful. Hey, if you want a sticker, just email me your address shutuprun@gmail.com

  2. Love your pictures, they make me want to visit San Diego again, it's been a long time since we went there.
    And yes, our CA weather right now is a bit on the warm side, even for CA.

  3. Sounds like a great trip! I've always wanted to see San Diego! :0)

  4. What a nice trip...its great when business is so pleasant :)

  5. oh cool! thanks for posting these pics! we are going to SD for our honeymoon in May so it's nice to see some pics of the city!!! :-)

  6. looks like such a nice place to visit! what a nice little break from the fall-blah-weather here! and sooo awesome you fit in some nice runs -- great job1

  7. 70 degrees sounds wonderful! San Diego is a great place to visit. Glad the running is going well!