Lately life consists of:
♥ a short trip to San Francisco ♥ little kittens
♥ tagging my name on a friend’s wall ♥ lots of delicious coffee
Recently I read a blog post about 8 Great Alternative Budget Vacation Ideas by one of my favorite travel bloggers, Nomadic Matt. One of his tips was to be a local tourist. I don’t know about you, but I have not taken full advantage of all that my city has to offer. Have you?
So in light of this idea, I ventured off on a mini road trip last weekend with family and friends to explore the little gold rush town of Julian to go apple picking and wine tasting. Only an hour drive away from San Diego, we hit the sierras and escaped the local beach towns and large highways for little windy roads and beautiful fall leaves. It was a refreshing change of scenery without having to venture too far.
So be a little spontaneous this weekend and be a tourist in your city. Happy Friday!
This past weekend San Diego celebrated pride downtown in the streets of Hillcrest. The parade, which occurred on Saturday morning, marked a great breakthrough for military members who were given a one time ruling by the Pentagon on July 19 that allowed them to wear full military uniform at the event as long as they still upheld dress standards. Crowds of people lined the streets for this parade. It was a bit lengthy I must admit (more than 2.5 hours of standing) but it never seems to disappoint. With an array of fabulous outfits and dress attire, people dancing in the streets leaping for free stuff and attempting not to get sunburned (I did), this was a great way to start off the weekend. And an epic place to people watch. Lets all admit, people watching is a great past time. Here are some of my favorites from the parade.