More and more lately I've been getting the itch to move. Chula Vista has been nice, it has a great pool and hot tub, convenient access to the park, but honestly I'm getting bored, b-o-r-e-d. I know Keith has that same feeling and it would be really easy to just weigh anchor and move on out if it were just the two of us. Unfortunately I think the kiddos have enjoyed the little bit of consistency and so I'm loath to shake things up yet. Doesn't mean that I'm not looking online and planning ahead though. I would really like to spend a little time in the northern end of San Diego Bay and I noticed there is a really nice luxury marina there that has all sorts of resort like amenities.....private sand beach, pool, hot tub, steam room and a spa! Beyond San Diego Bay....what next? There are a lot of harbors on the southern coast but not all of them welcome transients and many don't have slips available for our length of boat. I'm really hoping we can catch some of those spots we skipped on the way down. Wherever we end up I'm anxious to be on the move again.
Meanwhile we are trying to take advantage of the area and all it has to offer. One place we are really enjoying is Balboa Park...what an amazing place it is! It offers over a dozen museums as well as many gardens, fountains etc and they have this new Explorer package which is an annual pass that gives access to all the museums. We are having a fun time taking on a few museums at a time. First the Science Museum with endless (and I DO Mean endless) amounts of things for the boys to touch, spin, build, and manipulate. Museum of Photographic Arts where we were able to see a presentation from local San Diego High School students, fun to see the area through their eyes. Mason's choice was the Japanese Gardens which, honestly was a little disappointing but as they are literally quadrupling the size of it I suspect in Spring it is going to be mind blowing. This past week we checked out the Air & Space Museum which the boys all loved as well as the Hall of Champions which just happened to have a presentation on Sailing. The nice thing about the Explorer Pass is that we don't feel any pressure to "get it all in" or that we might miss something. If the kids are starting to melt down we can leave without feeling we are wasting money. Makes for some very enjoyable family moments.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.