Sunday, December 7, 2008

Super Saturday!

As many of you may know, my daughter is a harpist. This week was an exciting week for her. Besides renting out one of her harps ($'s!) and starting to teach lessons (more $'s!!), she was asked to play Saturday afternoon for a tea at a boutique hotel in the gas lamp district of downtown San Diego. Before the week was over, she also received a call asking her to play in the upcoming Nutcracker performances at the California Center for Performing Arts in Escondido with the orchestra she was in last year. She had so much fun with that last year and she's sooo excited to do it again. It's a wonderful production! And, they needed her at rehearsal on Saturday morning!

So...yesterday morning we loaded the harp, gowns, camera, knitting, etc. and left at 8am for a full day in San Diego. First was rehearsal at 9am. Hubby and I visited a book store and then hung out in a coffee shop where he read and I knitted until our daughter was done. Then, it was off to lunch and further south to downtown. We got her all set up and we headed out on foot to see some nearby sights. We spent most of the afternoon at the Port of San Diego watching boats, cruise ships, people, and everything else we could see. The weather was really nice and we had a lot of fun. Here are some of my favorite sights from the day...

This was one of the first things we saw down there. It's a huuuuuuge statue...notice the man standing by her leg....


Artwork is spaced out along the waterfront and this was my favorite. It's a huge kaleidoscope...


It's soooo beautiful!!!


Here's one of the shots I took looking into it...


The day ended with loading up the harp, going out for a nice dinner, and arriving back home around 8:00 p.m. It was a full and wonderful day!

I promise to post more about knitting and fiber arts after I finish up Christmas projects and start working on things I can show. :-)

3 comments:

Judy said...

those are excellent pictures. Love the Kaleidoscope. it looked awesome! What type of camera do you have?

Sel and Poivre said...

What a fantastic weekend all around! I love that huge statue of the couple!

Feisty Hooker said...

Don't you just love the docks down in San Diego? I haven't been downtown in a long time so I haven't seen some of the new art they have on the walk down to the Star of India. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to go on my vacation so I can take pictures and post them. You're so inspiring.