Monday, October 11, 2004
Yesterday Laura and I went to the beach in the morning, walked home, had lunch, and then drove to downtown San Diego to enjoy the "Festa Italiano!". It was a beautiful, warm, sunny and gentle day. You get about 3-5 of them each year back there in the transition from freezing cold to blisteringly hot and humid. We get about 300 near-perfect days here every year!
When we left the festival, we wandered along the waterfront and saw the SAPPHIRE PRINCESS - a huge white cruise ship which looks like George Jetson may have designed it. Near the smoke stack are two very large air intakes designed to look like big sliver jet engines. On the squared stern is some architectural feature which resembles a handle. There is a covered walkway which enables passengers to walk all the way to to bow, but from the shore, it gives the bow of the ship the appearance of a clam. Overall - not a pretty ship! It's probably wonderful and elegant inside, but pretty awful to look at if you're not aboard it.
I hope that all is going well for you, and that you are happy. I'll finish this later.