Friday, February 12, 2016

Our Time Cruisin' With Flagship Cruises & Events San Diego, CA

While in San Diego we had the opportunity to take two - 1 hour bay cruises with Flagship Cruises & Events. Anyone ever taking a holiday that they will be near a bay, or the ocean should not miss out on something like this. 

Flagship Cruises & Events runs one of the best sightseeing and longest running harbor tours in San Diego. You could take a 2 hour tour that includes both North and South Tours or do as we did and  do different days, with one hour of each.

The weather was wonderful too when we went- in the upper 80`s, so we sat on the top deck, enjoyed the sun, the breeze, the narrated tour and awesome views.

For more info on pricing and where your tours take you, please visit Flagship Cruises & Events.

Note as well that they also run dining cruises, whale watching tours, have private charters, do the Coronado Ferry runs and can take you for a thrilling jet boat harbor tour on their Patriot Jet Boat.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Beauty

Whether you love it or love to hate it, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! While some of us may be excited for a romantic night out with our loved one, others might be gearing up for a fun Galentine’s celebration.Regardless of your V-Day plans, we’ve got your makeup look covered with the perfect beauty and accessory essentials that will have you feeling glam in minutes.

Bat Your Flirty Lashes…

·         A true beauty game-changer that will have you cancelling your V-Day lash extension appointment, Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ allows you to increase your average lash volume by up to 400% in just 3 quick steps! Boost your lovely lashes enough to blow away your V-Day sweetheart or capture the attention of someone new!

Make Em’ See Red…

·         Infused with crushed ruby gemstones and featuring a variety of rich matte and frosted shimmer shades, Younique’s new Opulence lipstick collection will transform your lips making them more kissable than ever!

Smell the Roses…

·         Give yourself a gorgeous V-Day glow with a few spritz of Younique Refreshed Rosewater. Moisturizing and energizing this little spray is packed with antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins to awaken skin for a fresh complexion that will last all day and night!

Not big on chocolates and flowers? Try a candy-colored BABY-G timepiece as a unique and timeless gift!

These shock and water resistant watches are the perfect accessory for the gal on-the-go and are all available at a great price range of $79 - $160! With standout designs and the latest features, these timepieces offer a fun gift option for your number one lady this Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Whaley House- San Diego

One of the places I wanted to visit while in San Diego was the World Famous Whaley HouseLocated in Old Town, San Diego. Completed in 1857, it was acclaimed as the finest new brick block in Southern California.

The house has so much history. One of the things as well that drew me to the house was the fact that I read it was haunted. Ghost Hunters also did an episode on the house. It was quite interesting to see the house- old places are a great part of our history and nice to see them preserved. We did a self tour, which consisted up an upstairs and lower floor. The building also served multiple purposes since Mr Whaley was a businessman. Besides their home it was also a commercial theatre, (which was a short lived 3 weeks business), county courthouse and General Store.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Maritime Museum of San Diego

Today's visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. 
The Maritime Museum of San Diego, established in 1948, preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States. A cool place to visit down by the Bay.
Admission: $16 each
Metered parking- $1.75 per hour. We stayed 2 hours.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The USS Midway Museum- San Diego

Spent a few hours today doing a `guy thing`-LOL.
Took Gerry to the USS Midway MuseumThe USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. It`s a huge expired warship. It was decommissioned in San Diego in 1922 and opened as a Museum in 2004.
Parking is $10 near the pier- for up to 12 hours. That`s the city for you- money for everything. The admission was $20 per adult.
Enjoy the pictures- feel free to ask any questions...

Sweet Treats For Valentine's Day

On Valentine’s Day there should be nothing sweeter than the love for your sweetheart. However, if you are looking for that proverbial “cherry on top”, now is the perfect time to indulge in some sweet treats, and since sharing is caring, you will certainly make your Valentine very happy with any of these sweet treats. Treats like:

Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle-

From pink to red, and everything in between, Valentine’s Day brings these romantic shades to life. This year, take the pressure off roses and candy and forget the complicated recipes, and celebrate with frozen desserts from Unilever Ice Cream (Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle) in dreamy hues perfect for the holiday! Some fun examples:

·         Breyers Gelato Indulgences Strawberry Truffle: With strawberry gelato, gourmet dark chocolatey truffles and a rich fudge swirl, this trio of textures is the perfect way to spoon with a special someone.
·         Breyers Natural Strawberry: Bursting with sun-ripened strawberries, this naturally-flavored ice cream is a great V-Day topper for any chocolate dessert ― or by itself!
·         Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bar: With a strawberry core and cake-coated shell, this classic dessert brings out fun Valentine’s Day colors, from red to pink.
·         Klondike Neapolitan: With strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, this chocolatey-coated Neapolitan Klondike Stickless Bar is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.
·         MAGNUM Mini Double Chocolate: This chocolate duo makes the perfect pair! With silky chocolate ice cream double dipped in a thick Belgian chocolate coating and a chocolatey sauce, MAGNUM Minis is the perfect small size indulgences!

·         Popsicle Red Classics Sugar-Free: Refreshing flavors like Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry, taste better on Valentine’s Day, especially when they’re sugar-free!

Walkers Shortbread-

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to share the love than with x’s and o’s this holiday! Walkers Shortbread is here to help celebrate with their delicious mini shortbread fingers and pure butter shortbread rounds. Create your own x’s and o’s as a gift for the special person in your life (kids too!) or enjoy them as a treat for the most romantic night of the year! Busy day? Celebrate with a loved one over a quick coffee or tea to dip your shortbread x’s and o’s into.

Now offering Gluten Free options (Ginger Lemon, Chocolate Chip and the classic Pure Butter) dietary restrictions won’t be an excuse to stop others from receiving some shortbread x’s and o’s this Valentine’s Day! Just trim the round edges off of the Gluten Free Shortbread Rounds to make your own Gluten Free Shortbread Fingers and pair with a whole Gluten Free Shortbread Round and you’ll be ready to enjoy!

Valentine’s Day and every day, you’ll be loved a little extra this year just for sharing the buttery goodness of Walkers Shortbread!

Treat House:

Treat House offers innovative and beautifully decorated varieties of crispy rice treats.  Popular flavors include Birthday Cake, Cookies and Cream, Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Pretzel and Peppermint Bark.  All Treats can be customized with corporate logos or a picture. All of our Treats are certified kosher by Kof-K and most treats are gluten, nut, and dairy free.

Traditional Chocolate dipped French Madeleines is what this classic gourmet food brand is famous for, but its signature chocolate dipped biscotti and other European-inspired desserts make a rich addition to any Valentine’s Day gift.

**Watch this spot for more great Valentine's Day Sweet Treat ideas.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Today's Visit to Sea World San Diego, Ca

We had a great time at San Diego's Sea World today. We had also been to the one in Orlando, Florida. We found this one was smaller- less walking, which was nice. But we also found it not too crowded, which was nice, and were told that January and February are quieter times and not as busy. No long lines for us, so we were able to see and do everything we wanted to.

Unfortunately today, the Skytower was closed- due to maintenance. Would have loved to see our surroundings while on it, however we did see beautiful Mission Bay while on the Bayside Skyride, so that made up for the closed Skytower.

Here's some pics from our visit today.

Our Campsite @ Bonita, Ca- Sweetwater Regional Park

We checked into The Sweetwater Regional Park on Sunday night for 5 nights. 

Using a discount code I found in the San Diego Tourism Guide, we get one night FREE if we buy at least 3 nights. Cost: $33 USD a night. The campground is located in Bonita, Ca., about 15 minutes outside of the city centre of San Diego.

We have 50 amp hook up, meaning we get fresh water, sewer dump and electricity in the cost. We also have a semi private site, but are gone most of the day anyhow and back in the evenings. It's a clean, safe and friendly campground and would highly recommend it if in the area.