Thursday, December 19, 2019

Enjoying Time with Katie and Brooks in SD, CA…


One thing we were looking forward to during our stay here in San Diego was that our daughter Katie and her husband Brooks would be flying in to visit. They came to San Diego for two weeks and arrived on Thanksgiving day.


Since they would have a long travel day we thought it best to wait until the day after to cook up our Thanksgiving feast. We decided on the traditional turkey but without a turkey roaster to cook the bird we were going to find a smaller bird (less than 12 pounds) which would fit into our RV convection/microwave. Following the directions I left in previous blog when we succeeded in cooking a turkey we ended up with a fabulous looking turkey that was moist and delicious.

No photo description available.Image may contain: christmas tree and indoor

Since Katie and Brooks came in from North Carolina they stayed the first four nights at an Air BnB to get used to the three hour time change. Then they moved over into our RV making it quite cozy for their last ten days. During these ten days we tried to cram in a lot of San Diego sightseeing…


We made a trip over to Balboa Park for a walk around the park . Christmas decorations were beginning to go up and the large tree in the park was being erected for the park’s big Christmas ceremony. There was also a cool display of hand made ornaments on display in one of the museums there. We always enjoy a good hike around such a beautiful city park.

Image may contain: 1 person, outdoorImage may contain: John Hinton, standing, ocean, sky, grass, outdoor, nature and water

Of course there were many bike rides around beautiful Mission Bay where there are now many migrating birds calling the bay waters home. Seeing the birds, the bay and palm trees makes the ride very enjoyable and it becomes quite easy to ride many miles without realizing how far we went because of the scenery around us.

Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, cloud, sky, outdoor, nature and waterImage may contain: Sharon Hinton and Katie Hester, people smiling, sunglasses, sky, outdoor, closeup and nature

While the weather hasn’t been perfect we still managed to squeeze in a little cornhole over at nearby Campland. We also enjoyed walking along the boardwalks at Mission and Ocean Beaches. We were lucky enough to have gotten to photograph several wonderful sunsets and of course enjoyed a few happy hours.

Image may contain: tree and outdoorImage may contain: outdoor

On bad weather days when we were cooped up we enjoyed each others company chatting, watching football and playing mind games on the computer. It was wonderful having them here and sharing what we love in San Diego.

NOTE: We are currently in San Diego CA until Dec. 28th before spending the rest of the winter in Arizona…


  1. It is good to see the "kids" and the sunsets were a great way to end the day.

  2. Sorry the weather did not cooperate for their (nor your) visit. But looks like you managed to make the best of their time here. Hope they enjoyed their visit.
    The SoCal life is an outdoor life, we do not have a lot of options when it rains ... and more rain is coming :(

  3. Nice looking turkey. I cooked a large turkey breast on our outside grill. Took forever and used two of the small propane cans. Came out okay.

    Good you could spend time with family.

  4. Always wonderful when the kids come to visit. 4 people for 10 days in a motorhome is a testament to good relationships.