CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

GAS PRICES TOO HIGH? GO ON A STAYCATION!

So in order to give this blog more of an Italian feel, we say goodbye to the photo of Beacon's Beach, a ten minute walk from my house and, and insert a photo I took last year when we were in the beautiful town of Amalfi. We had lunch overlooking the beach, walked around admiring the incredible view, and enjoyed some decadent dessert at a sidewalk cafe. We hopped back on the bus that was packed like sardines. Much has been written about the crazy bus ride through the towns on the Amalfi Coast. The bus drivers have to be commended for their bravery in maneuvering around other vehicles without an accident on the narrow winding road.


This year there will be no trip to Italy - it's time for a staycation. Living in San Diego - America's Finest City, there is lot to see and do. Last night we took our speed boat out with a few friends on San Diego Bay. We enjoyed a crisp Pinot Grigio, some Jimmy Buffet music on the CD player, and took in some of the sights. The US Midway is now a permanent fixture in our harbor, along with other navy ships. Petco Park, home to the Padres is now our downtown ballpark. Across the bay is Coronado, home to the historic Hotel Del Coronado (remember the movie "Some Like it Hot"). They have the best Sunday brunch!


It may not be Italy, but it's home. Tomorrow we could visit the S.D. Zoo, Sea World, The Wild Animal Park, or Legoland. But, since Beacon's Beach is only a 10 minute walk, I think we'll save gas and go there instead.

2 comments:

janie said...

Greta new photo, but I also love Leucadia!

Pat said...

I'd love to visit Legoland! I still have all my son's lego sets and will pass them on to his son someday :-)