Tuesday, January 8, 2019

San Diego...WEEK 1

San Diego Metro KOA
January 7, 2019
Chula Vista, CA

We are all settled in and looking forward to a great month in San Diego.  

Our good friends Carol, Ronnie and their cute puppy Cooper are right next door.  

It was a bit cloudy and drizzly the first of last week.

But Friday dawned with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 60s.  A perfect day to explore Sunset Cliffs Natural Area.  The tide chart showed a -8 low tide mid afternoon so off we all went.  Looking north...
 and looking south.

To say I love exploring the tide pools would be an understatement !
Hermit crabs and sea anemones were the big finds for the day.

Carol invited us over for dinner last week.  She served the most delicious beef stroganoff and salad.  She cooked the most yummy stroganoff we have had in their new Instant Pot.

After researching Instant Pots we decided we would become part of the Instant Pot "cult" and purchased one the next day.

Our first meal was a huge success...a pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes.  It took about 20 minutes to cook the tenderloin and 18 minutes to cook the sweet potatoes.

The sweet potatoes were scrubbed and cooked with the skin on just like I bake them which usually takes an hour or more.  Yahoo!


Sunday was Hillcrest Farmer's Market day.  I like the market in the Little Italy district, but Hillcrest is our favorite.  We didn't make it to San Diego last year so our "market" fix was especially awesome.  The colors were so vivid, the happy music put an extra skip in my step, and the yummy smells filled the air and made it quite difficult to decide what to choose to eat ! I didn't take a picture, but Joe and I split a fried halibut burrito.  Add the textures of the fruits and vegetables and all 5 senses had a great workout !

The month is off to a great start.  I will close with a couple of pictures from home.

 So, until next week, 



  1. Great header!! Your vivid market colors are such a treat for the eye. Don't you love having a steering wheel table? I love your wood topper :-) Enjoy your SD month, you're off to a good start.

    1. Thanks Jodee! The wooden table top came from Lowe’s...the right size and all we had to do was stain it. Love those lucky finds!

  2. You picked a perfect low tide to visit Point Loma, were you you go up on top? We've had several whale sightings from the overlook,even tho the Cabrillo Monument remains closed!
    Hope to meet-up again while you're here. We enjoyed a nice lunch Casa Maria (old site of El Patio) in Old Town. Nice, it's laid back, an easy place to chat.

    1. I would love to see the whales! Hope we get lucky! Also hope to get to Old Town...we will be in touch Jeff!

  3. Enjoy your time there in Sand Diego so much to see and do.

    1. Thanks George and Susie! I would be happy to go to the beach everyday! Such a nice change from the desert in Arizona and Utah!

  4. Love, love the farmers market photos! The delicata squash are a favorite. Beautiful radishes, tomatoes, and bread...oh, yum:) Glad you had a minus tide during the day. Such fun! Jack is so cute under the blanket:) Enjoy SD!

  5. Looks like your San Diego stay is off to a tremendous start!

    I love my Instant Pot too!