June 18-19, 2016, Chula Vista-
Saturday and Sunday were among the best, most bonding days I’ve had with Aram, in a good long while, which is saying something, because we are tight, for two who live such separate lives, in neighbouring states.
It comes down to parenting never being a work of completion. I bounced things off my Dad, every so often, until he was no longer physically here to approach, for that purpose. He still makes his views known, though, and I am finally at the point where I sense he is happy with my choices. I can say the same about my pride in my son. He has established himself as a valued presence, though his current position is not his life’s work.
Saturday was a day for errands, so we went to the recycling station, which is actually not from his place, contrary to what their website says. We also found a Michael’s, for some frames he needed. I was pleased to have found one that fit an off-sized print he had. Filippi’s, one of my A-List restaurants in San Diego, has a branch in Chula Vista, so we hopped on over there for a sandwich lunch.
Sunday was a scorcher, all over the continent it seems. I got reports from friends in Ontario, in Florida and in the Midwest, of horrible temps. We nonetheless enjoyed a forty-five minute revisit to Japanese-American Friendship Garden, in Balboa Park, with a concert featuring the world’s largest carillon pipe organ, in the background.
Given the heat which most people reading this endured yesterday, I present you with various scenes of running water.
We were suitably inspired by the water scenes, to head straight for the Jamba Juice, in a Chula Vista shopping mall, near the harbour. Copious amounts of refreshing liquid are always welcome to both our palates.
Dinner was, of course, a buffet- at Zorba’s Cafe, with all my favourite Greek dishes. This time, though, we both “made do” with about half the offerings. Less can definitely be more.
I will go philosophical in my next post, which is the 1,000th of this website. Scenes of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea beachfront, and of San Elijo Preserve’s western lagoon, will help in this effort. Stay tuned.