Monday, June 3, 2013

Inez Grant Park Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park

From Rose Garden Balboa park
I went to the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden at Balboa Park, which is across the street from the Ruben H Fleet Science Museum this past weekend with IFLC for a photography class. It was my first time across the street to this beautiful rose garden though I've admired it from across the street for quite a while, always meaning to get over there for a closer look. If you're ever at Balboa Park be sure to head over there for a stroll through the lovely garden and the wonderful scent of roses. There's even a small grass area for a picnic if you like.

Here's a few more from the day. Hope you enjoy them and have a chance to get out there soon to enjoy them in the real. 

From Rose Garden Balboa park

There's also a cactus garden which is by the pedestrian bridge on the way over to the rose garden. There's some wonderful, unusual looking cacti there.

From Rose Garden Balboa park

Have a great week!


Friday, May 3, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013 from SOSD!

Happy New Year 


Soaring Over San Diego!!!

Posting new events in San Diego soon. 

Your Soaring Mama,


Monday, December 3, 2012

Soaring on a Sunday

KA-CHOW!!! It's December and time for lots of great activities for the family to do this month.  My family was invited up to California Adventure and Disneyland to check out the Holiday decorations.  We headed over to the new Cars Land and were not disappointed! The decorations were amazing! As you can see in the above collage, there were "Cars" themed Christmas trees throughout Cars Land, and also some wonderful holiday decorations throughout California Adventure and Disneyland. We rode the "Radiator Springs" ride and had the best time.
I just have to share a few pics from the day, then I'll share some great events and activities going on this month.


From Collages

Cars Land was a blast, but so was the rest of California Adventure. My husband rode Screaming California, the whole family enjoyed our never-to-be-missed ride on Soaring Over San Diego, uh, I mean Soaring over California and we even took a picture with Mickey and Minnie! Fun Times.


From 12-1-12 California Adventure

From 12-1-12 California Adventure

Time to check out some of what's going on this week in San Diego.
Upcoming Holiday/Christmas events:
Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 2-4pm.  Meet Santa at Birch Aquarium. As part of Make-A-Wish, Santa will be stopping by Birch Aquarium to read a classic holiday story, greet children, and spend the afternoon. Included in admission.
Friday, Dec. 7th & 14th, 5:30-9:30pm, $10.  Holiday of Lights and Holiday Hayride at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Cookies, cider, carolers and a hayride.
Friday and Saturdays, starting Dec 7th thru Dec. 22nd. Santa Train North Pole Limited. Santa boards the train and share stories with the kids.
Saturday, Dec 8th, 11am-3pm. Free crafts for kids at the Lakeshore Learning Store, Hazard Center, San Diego. Snowy Days Sled. Free.
Sunday, Dec 9th, 11am-4pm. Santa at the Lakes. Sledding, s'mores, carnivals crafts and more at Santee Lakes Recreation Park.
Saturday, Dec 15th & Sunday, Dec 16th.  The Nutcracker Ballet by the West Coast Ballet Theatre.
Saturday, December 8th, 2-4pm.  A Holiday English High Tea at the Keys Creek Lavender Farm. Reservations required, $35 per person, followed by a free event from 3-7pm with food, hot drinks, lights, music and Santa.
Holiday Snow Days at Legoland, daily through Dec 31st. Snow Play, live music, carolers, fireworks.
"Let it Snow" at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, through Jan 6th. Music and digital show of music from Frank Sinatra and Burl Ives.
Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas performance at the Old Globe Theatre, through Dec. 29th.
Also, lots of great places to ice skate:
Viejas, Alpine
Horton Plaza, San Diego
Other great activities this week and upcoming:
Begins Dec 26th thru April 14th, Whale Watching on twice daily cruises. 
I'll be listing more here and on our Facebook page during the week and as they come up. Feel free to share some of your favorite Holiday activities and "not to miss" Holiday places to go with us here in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Enjoy the Holiday Season and all that it brings, and....

Keep Soaring and Landing Safely,

In Beautiful, Sunny

San Diego!

Your Soaring Mama,


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a fun-filled, relaxing day with your family!

Keep Soaring and Landing Safely,

In Beautiful, Sunny

San Diego!

Your Soaring Mama,


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

In honor of our veterans, living and passed on. Thank you for your service!

Soaring over San Diego 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Soaring on a Sunday

Lots of Halloween events this weekend, and still some coming up this week. Here are just a few.

Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Events this week:

Through the 31st. Scream Zone Del Mar. 7pm to midnight.

Through the 31st. The Haunted Hotel tent in the Gaslamp Quarter
Not for children 10 and younger or those easily frightened. Fri and Sat 6 PM - 1 AM, Sun, Wed and Thurs 7 PM - 11 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday except for 10/22 – 10/23 and 10/29. Tickets on sale now – buy online to avoid waiting in line. Tickets cost $17 on Friday and Saturday, $15 other nights (or save - only $15 online). Only for brave souls willing to scream. The Haunted Hotel

Through the 31st. Halloween Disneyland and Mickey's Halloween Party on select nights. For a fun family Halloween adventure, spend Halloween at Disneyland. Disney knows how to decorate and throw a party. Wear your costume and enjoy the spooky attractions, or for an extra fee go to Mickey's Halloween Disneyland party and see the Halloween Screams fireworks.

Through 31st. Haunted Trail of Balboa Park. Walk on the dark and scary side on the trails at Marston Point in Balboa Park for a San Diego Halloween adventure. Ages 10 and up. 7 PM Wed - Sun. also Mon and Tues Oct 29 - 30. Ticket prices $15 for Sun - Thurs or $17 Fri or Sat. Ticket prices for combo tickets are $20 for trail and Carnival of Carnage maze, and $30 for VIP fast pass, scary maze and haunted trail. Online tickets cost only $15. Last year discount tickets at San Diego Party City stores.

Monday, Oct 29th and Tuesday, Oct 30th. Haunted San Diego, tours.Journey with us on an entertaining history tour with a haunted theme. You'll learn about the individuals who lived here, died here, and are still said to haunt San Diego to this very day.

Through 31st. Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center. Get in the spirit of Halloween at San Diego Bates Nut Farm. Pumpkin patch, picnic, farm zoo, straw maze and hay rides. $9 gets you a tractor hay ride, walk through the straw maze and pick your own Jack-O-Lantern, or you can buy just one item or ride. Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM. Group reservations are suggested. One of the great family San Diego Halloween events.

Wednesday, October 31st, 5:30-7:30pm. Trick or Treating and Costume Parade in Little Italy. Corner of India and W. Fir St. in San Diego. Bring the Little Ghouls and Goblins down to San Diego’s Little Italy for a family-fun and safe trick-or-treating experience. Pick-up you map of participating businesses at the Piazza Basilone (India & Fir Streets), between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, and have your bags filled with candy. Be sure to be back at 7:00pm for the Costume Parade; that will be held in the Piazza Basilone. No prizes will be given…all of our Little Italy Ghouls and Goblins are winners! See you there.

Wednesday, October 31st, 3-5pm. Trick or Treat at participating stores at Carmel Mountain Plaza. Balloons, live music and a free treat bag at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Wednesday, October 31st, 5-7pm. Trick or Treating at Piazza Carmel.

Wednesday, October 31st, 4-6pm. Spooktacular Halloween Fun at DelMar Highlands Town Center.

Through October 31st, Kids Free at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Sunday, October 28th, 10am-4pm. Dia de los Muertos at Old Mission San Luis Rey. Free admission.

November 1-2nd. Old Town San Diego's Dia de los Muertos. Art, Culture, History, alter building, crafts, recipes.

Happy Haunting and be safe,


Keep Soaring and landing safely

in beautiful Sunny San Diego

Your soaring mama,