Balboa Park in Bloom: November, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place and desperate for a diversion. And really want to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without ever looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: November, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: October, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place and desperate for a diversion. And really want to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without ever looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: October, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: September, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place and, having watched "The Social Dilemma," are looking for other ways to fill your time besides interfacing with social media apps. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: September, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place, tired of streaming EVERYTHING and looking for something to do besides your essential job. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without leaving your living room? Balboa … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: Stop and Smell the Roses

Balboa Park is home to an award-winning rose garden, free and open to the public year-round. The Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden is situated on the eastern edge of Balboa Park’s Central Mesa, along Park Boulevard. It was built in segments, beginning in 1973, and has been recognized multiple times for its beauty. Nationally … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: Stop and Smell the Roses

Lemonade out of Lemons

You’ve heard the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” It means you should try to make the best of a bad situation. For example, if you’re sheltered in place during a global pandemic, you can use the opportunity to read easygoing, light-hearted books like Crime and Punishment, War and Peace, or Signs Preceding … Continue reading Lemonade out of Lemons