Jennifer goes to San Diego

DSC02582Last week, I shared some details and photos from my time in Las Vegas. After a few days in Vegas, my husband and I hit the road and went to San Diego.

Over the years, I’ve met many people from San Diego and they have always commented on the weather and how wonderful it is. I now know why. I couldn’t have asked for better weather. If you like temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s and lots of sunshine, you’ll love San Diego.

I happened to be in San Diego at the same time as the MLB All-Star Game. My husband and I couldn’t get tickets for the game, but we got tickets for FanFest and had fun stealing bases, batting, and visiting the various vendors.

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Me on the Star of India

 

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Star of India at Maritime Museum of San Diego

We also walked through the Gaslamp Quarter and visited the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The most interesting ship at the museum is the Star of India, which is the world’s oldest sailing ship and the most haunted. I was fascinated by the tales of this ship and highly recommend that you speak to the person in the ticket booth if you go. I wouldn’t have known about the ghost stories without talking to the man in the ticket booth. He was chock full of stories about all of the ships. It was evening when we went and the ticket booth wasn’t that busy, which made it easier to ask questions.

Additionally, I recommend the B-39 submarine, if you can handle tight spaces. It has an interactive experience that will take you into the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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View of San Diego Zoo from Skyfari

The San Diego Zoo is a must see. Not only are there animals to see, but there are 4D theaters and shows. The zoo is celebrating its centennial and has some special events, including the Centennial Celebration Show. The Centennial Celebration Show is quite entertaining. I enjoyed walking all of the various paths to see the animals and riding the Skyfari.

 

 

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Koala at the San Diego Zoo

 

Have you been to San Diego? If so, what was your favorite thing to do?

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Jennifer goes to Las Vegas

DSC02388If you follow my blog, you know that I love to travel. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas and several cities in California. In coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some details and photos from my trip so keep a look out for “Jennifer goes to . . .” posts.

This week is Las Vegas. I had a blast in Vegas. I’m not a huge gambler, but I enjoy walking around the casinos. They are all different and many of them have things you can do outside of gambling.

At the Venetian, I ate gelato, drank cappuccino, and listened to opera. At the Mirage, I went to the Secret Garden and saw white tigers and lions.

The Bellagio is one of my favorites. I watched the water show outside and then took a stroll through the conservatory. I also went to Mandalay Bay and visited the Shark Reef.

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Me at The Wynn

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Bellagio’s conservatory

Besides walking through the casinos, I went to a couple of shows. Mat Franco puts on a great magic show. If you love close up magic, you’ll enjoy his show. I also went to see Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles Love. It was fantastic.

Last minute, my husband and I decided to see Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding and we had lots of fun. Some of the characters reminded me of some of my family members.

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam isn’t far from Las Vegas and is a must see. The dam is massive. It was extremely hot the day I went (somewhere around 106 degrees), but I still walked across the dam and stood in Nevada and Arizona at the same time. I also heard way too many dam jokes.

Of course, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without a ride on the High Roller. The view of the strip is unbelievable. If you go to Vegas and ride the High Roller, make sure to ride at night because the strip is lit up. The lights from the top of the High Roller are beautiful.

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The High Roller

 

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View from the High Roller

 

If you’ve been to Vegas, what is your favorite thing to do?

 

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