October 16, 2016

An Afternoon with Schmidley

Friends with Bindi.

Delightful.  It was delightful.  Schmidley and I have been talking via the internet almost forever.  We have visited her home in Arlington, and she has visited us here.  This time we ate and played in Balboa Park, San Diego’s center park, before we drove her to her son’s home.

Schmidley lunching at the Prado in Balboa Park.

Across the street from the Prado is the Botanical Building…..

…where we enthusiastically visited the orchids and ferns.

Next we crossed the center plaza where we admired the newly reintroduced electric basket cars.

At the the Mingei we saw the Erik Gronborg show of furniture, ceramics and metal works.

Singing, dancing, and The Festival of Lights filled the center of the museum.  We both got Bindi, those forehead dots, and went upstairs to see a show about everyday fabrics and ceramics from Japan.          

Yes, she climbed up in the shuttle to the Automotive Museum, and down with her bad hip.  Here we picked up George amid the Station Wagon show and headed north to take her home.  Her whole family gave us hugs.  Nice folks.

Back to the bay and dinner at Pizza Nova.  A three meal out day for me, and a two meal day for G.  We both had salads.


  1. What a truly lovely day with your friend!

  2. Yay! Great to see you together. It looks like a great day!

  3. Oh, the orchids are gorgeous... I do miss the Botanical Gardens of Balboa Park. We don't have anything like that here, but there is one in Bakersfield. (I believe) And the Mingei!! I bought my watercolor paints and my Paper Marbling kit there years ago. I also visited with my sewing class when they had an exhibit on African quilts. Fascinating stories behind those quilts!

  4. You do seem to live in a wonderful place.

  5. What a great meet-up. So glad you got to spend time together.

  6. Loved seeing into your meet! Looks so lovely.

  7. glad you had such a wonderful time!

  8. A really Great Day. And you got some wonderful photos! Fell down again and my right arm is a mess. Happy it did not happen when I was with you!


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