Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Ace and I always enjoy visiting the ships at the Maritime Museum. This weekend the museum had a Pirate Event with a lot of fun activities. San Diego Maritime Museum is rich with historic nautical information. Click on the link above and check out the explore tab to see the ships and submarines available to explore. The Maritime Dancers performed on the HMS Surprise. They were so much fun Ace requested to return for their second performance of the day.

The guests on this day were all dressed in period clothing to add in the fun.

Ace had to check out the bunks on the Soviet B-39 submarine on exhibit.

My favorite pirate from the Maritime Museum. He really engaged with the guests and added much to the experience!

Ace looking mighty piratey.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rancho Bernardo Winery

Rancho Bernardo Winery founded in 1889 is the oldest continuosly opperating winery in southern California. It is a treasure trove of wonderful antiques and quaint shops. The grounds are a photographer's paradise. For more information about the winery click this link
I had the pleasure of joining the SDDSLR group for a shoot and lunch at the winery. The winery mixes beautiful plants and flowers with intriguing rustic antiques.

The pop of floral color and rust!

Maybe it is the Cars movie influence but this old tractor has character!

 The mushroom soup at Cafe Merlot is the best I've ever tasted!

 The bread pudding is always a popular treat.

The Barrel Room is fantastic. The aroma of aging grapes fills the air. It hearkens me back to when I was a little girl visiting a neighbor who made wine in his cellar. The fragrance is rich and welcoming.

Please visit my Rancho Bernardo Winery Group Shoot gallery for more photos.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo

I had the good fortune of going to the Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo celebration in Lake Elsinore Diamond baseball stadium. The Storm was playing Bakersfield Blaze. I had never been to a Minor League baseball game. Initially I was taken back by the beautiful stadium. They were giving out Charlie Sheen bobblehead's and big clear dark frame glasses. I really would have liked to get a Sheen bobblehead. I've since learned they only had 500 to give out. Here is a link to the official site of The Storm 
 The fun to come as the game progressed was a surprise. The director of media relations was genius in coming up with this theme. Not only was the theme great, but they went all out all night long. If you've never attended a Minor League baseball game, I highly recommend it. They pack so much entertainment around the game that it is worth the price even if the game being played on the field is a snoozer.

To celebrate The Wild Thing.

Meet Thunder. If you want to see him in all his green glory, you'll have to visit the gallery link.

The Best Seat in the House competition
Not every day you get entertained by a gorrila strip-tease!

Wild Thing took the mound for a few pitches.

There were many sideline games. Never a dull moment.

To keep this post from being too long, I invite you to check out the small gallery I put together of the photos I took at Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo. You'll see the full strip-tease of the gorilla. If that isn't enough on its own, you'll meet Scoop and watch him melt right before your eyes! Gallery

Support your local Minor League Baseball team and go see a game soon! It will be fun!