Travel Theme: Old-Fashioned

Toot your horn.
Trumpet and old-fashioned accents playing around inside the restroom at Taco Perla in San Diego’s North Park.

Party never stops. Restroom art inside Tacos Perla in #SanDiego

Nostalgia on display in Barcelona. Vintage bullfighting poster at Museu Tauri.
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Photo Friday: Atmosphere

Make it burn!

Volcano rum drink at Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco. We visited our favorite watering holes during our quick weekend getaway.


Wall of whiskey and bourbon at Hard Water.


Craft cocktails and oysters at Waterbar.

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Photo Sunday: Profile

Pony profile walking by our table on Playas de Rosarito.

Equestrian adventures cater to tourists, young and old, in Baja California.
Entrepreneurs aggressively stalked new visitors, hawking hoodies, jewelry and fresh coconut juice.
At our beach club: Two-for-one cocktails, ceviche and tacos. A Salsa-version of 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ (It’s Your Birthday) blasted away on the speakers.

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Photo Friday: Distant

Napa seems like a distant memory.
I turned 37 in Baja California.
My hubby and I celebrated with a wine tasting tour of Valle de Guadalupe.
I loved the wine here.

I think we could have spent all day at Vinisterra. The tasting room operator kept opening bottles. Another family enjoyed a cheese plate. We toured the vineyard and chilled out on the patio, lounging in arm chairs made from wine barrels.

My souvenir: Vinisterra Macouzet – 2008 Tempranillo.

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Travel Theme: Trees

Somewhere over the rainbow… Palm trees sway.

Paper lanterns danced on an island breeze at the Royal Kona Resort.

Morning walk past the Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona.

Trees offered shade as we took a break from our hike on the Ala Kahakai Trail.

The public trail by the coast connected beaches and ran behind luxury properties and resorts.

We started our hike at Hapuna Beach. We ended it at Mauna Kea Beach. The view was stunning, from beach to beach.

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Photo Friday: Orange

This is one my favorite spots to enjoy a sunset with hints of pink, orange and blue.
We celebrated a wedding and reunited with best friends at the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.
#kvphawaii On the rocks. Vodka with pineapple and orange juice at @RoyalKonaResort. NOM
Add a fruity cocktail with vodka, mixed with pineapple and orange juice. Paradise.

A ukulele version of “L.O.V.E” played on our plane after we landed in Honolulu. This song now brings me back to the sun, surf and sweet memories of our quick weekend trip to Hawaii.

I also sampled the sweet flavors of the island after a hot, sweaty hike between beaches.
#kvphawaii Shaved ice with ice cream drizzle at Hapuna Beach. Tasted so good after our sweaty beach hike.
We gobbled up shaved ice with ice cream drizzle at Hapuna Beach.

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Photo Friday: Buildings and Baseball

Play Ball! Cheering on the San Francisco Giants as we checked out the buildings and characters that make up the San Diego skyline at PetCo Park.

We were stuck in a parking lot as opening festivities kicked off for Military Opening Day.

We watched members of the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs glide past offices and apartment buildings. Then they landed at the ball park.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Buildings.

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Travel Theme: One Colour

One colour to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…
Not exactly. Still, this is a fun photo challenge.

Street art in North Park
Cheshire Cat Smile. Street art in #SanDiego North Park

Walking behind the baseball field at Serra Mesa Park.

Arroz Negro Con Sepia at Costa Brava.
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Paella with calamari, cooked in squid ink. It reminded me of Barcelona.

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Photo Friday: Darkness

Sunset at Mission San Diego de Alcalá.


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So Happy Together

So tasty together: layers of butter cream and cashews. My cousin’s sans rival cake is one of my favorite Filipino deserts.
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It’s just one of the perks of moving to San Diego. It’s lovely to live so close to family.

Thanks to my work schedule, I can enjoy more birthdays, baby showers and brunches.
Thanks to my nephews and nieces, I had Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are,” stuck in my head for the work week.

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