out and about san diego: Cabrillo National Monument is free through April 24! - 04/18/11 10:32 PM


Cabrillo National Monument is free through April 24!
National Park Week started April 16, which means that entrance to Cabrillo National Monument is free through April 24.
Cabrillo National Monument (B), located at the tip of Point Loma, offers the best views of San Diego and is not far from your Mission Valley condominium (A):

 
Along with those superlative views of downtown San Diego, you can watch military aircraft, including cool helicopters, fly in and out of the North Island Naval Complex; watch military war ships, aircraft carriers, and even submarines enter and leave San Diego Bay; visit … (9 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — San Diego streets and highways are bursting with color! - 04/16/11 07:49 PM


San Diego streets and highways are bursting with color!
One of the best things about your Mission Valley condo is that it is centrally located, making it easy to get out and about to do all the things that beautiful San Diego has to offer.
At this time of year, a simple drive (even with $4.30 a gallon gasoline) around San Diego freeways can be a very enjoyable event for the family because San Diego streets and highways are bursting with color!
Today I will be your guide in getting to some of the more spectacular displays. These are … (11 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Sunsets and pelicans - 04/10/11 11:40 PM


Sunsets and pelicans
On a clear day, like today, one of the best places to watch the sun go down — meaning beautiful sunsets! — is at Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach:

 
Along with some of the most beautiful homes in San Diego County, the cliffs are beautiful, and there's lots of wildlife, too. We went out this evening hoping to get a video of the green flash, but although we had a great sunset, it was not a green flash night. However, I did get a short video of a nice flock of pelicans:

 
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out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Diego County - 04/10/11 07:14 PM


San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stationin San Diego County
I've driven from San Diego to Los Angeles many times and never paid much attention to nuclear power plants. March 11, 2011, changed that. Of course, that was the date when the 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated northern Japan, including the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
At about the halfway point between San Diego and Los Angeles is the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station:


 
San Onofre is at the northwest corner of San Diego County and is surrounded by Camp Pendleton and San Onofre State Park. Interstate … (5 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — The San Diego Zoo - 04/03/11 11:35 PM


The San Diego Zoo
For the past few months the San Diego Zoo has been undergoing major renovations that had the front entrance closed, which meant that you had to enter the Zoo through the exit. Maybe they were taking a cue from Microsoft where you click on the START icon to shut down your computer. Anyway...
Following are some pictures from the Zoo taken this weekend. The first one is the new plaza at the front entrance. It is much nicer and wider than the old entrance.

 
Right across from the front entrance is Flamingo Lagoon:
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out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Testing the walk score on a Wordless Wednesday - 03/30/11 11:16 PM


Walk Score
Our updated MLS now features a walk score which tells you how walkable the neighborhood is surrounding any specific property. If your MLS doesn't have a walk score, you can find out right here: Walk Score.
The walk score of my neighborhood is a 69, one of the highest that I've seen. Although they didn't have walk scores when we moved here, the walkability of a neighborhood has always been high on my list whether renting or owning.
Today was an absolutely beautiful day to put that walkability to use, and following are some pictures of flowers … (16 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Tonks West Cat Show, Point Loma, April 9-10, 2011 - 03/29/11 11:33 PM


Tonks West Cat Show,Point Loma, April 9-10, 2011
The Tonks West cat club will have their cat show on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, at the Liberty Station Conference in Point Loma, 2600 Laning Road:

 
Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for military (with ID) and seniors 55 and over. Military personnel who have been wounded in action get in free with ID.
Parking at the conference center is free, and you can also get a $2 coupon … (10 comments)

out and about san diego: Free light bulb exchange on April 2, 2011 - 03/27/11 11:07 PM


Free light bulb exchange on April 2, 2011
The Home Depot at 298 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon will be hosting a free light bulb exchange in conjunction with San Diego Gas & Electric on April 2, 2011. This is on the north side of Westfield Shoppingtown ParkWay (formerly Parkway Plaza):

 
You can trade:
up to five incandescent light bulbs for the same number of new CFL energy-efficient bulbs up to two halogen lamps (any style) for two new energy-efficient torchiere lamps purchase new products such as dimmable CFLs and outdoor flood lights. Exchanges are on a … (4 comments)

out and about san diego: April 1-3 is car weekend: Goodguys Del Mar Nationals and La Jolla Motor Car Classic - 03/25/11 07:32 PM


April 1-3 is car weekend:Goodguys Del Mar NationalsandLa Jolla Motor Car Classic
The weekend of April 1-3 will be a car lover's weekend since there are two major car shows taking place.
The first is the La Jolla Motor Car Classic, which used to take place in January. This year, they changed to the first weekend in April, which clashes now with the Goodguys Del Mar Nationals, which has always been the first weekend in April.
Most of the cars in the La Jolla Motor Car Classic come right out of local garages. It's always neat to see local … (6 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — San Diego wine country.... We're doing our part! - 03/19/11 07:13 PM
 
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San Diego wine country....We're doing our part!
The Wine Institute, based in San Francisco, recently reported that sales of wine in the United States topped those in France for the first time ever. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective, per capita wine consumption for the United States, at 2.6 gallons, is far behind the French at 12.2 gallons. That's a gallon each month that those French drink!
Of the 330 million cases of wine sold in the United States in 2010, fully 61% came from … (7 comments)

out and about san diego: STOMP returns to San Diego for five performances in April! - 03/16/11 05:20 PM

 
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STOMP returns to San Diego for five performances in April!
The first time I went to see STOMP during their inaugural U.S. tour back in 1995, I was absolutely amazed at what music and rhythms could be made with things like trash can lids, jars, tubes, brooms, mops, newspapers, ladders, and even the kitchen sink!
I can't believe it's been sixteen years, so I suspect I'll be going to see them again, but this time I can also save 20% on the ticket … (5 comments)

out and about san diego: San Diego named a top affordable destination! - 03/15/11 10:12 PM

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San Diego named a top affordable destination!

If you're looking for a vacation where you can get the most for your money, come on out to San Diego, just named one of the nation's top affordable destinations by Hotwire!
Hotwire determines affordability using its "value index" which considers airfares, rental cars, hotels, entertainment, dining, night life, etc.
Here are ten popular things you can do in San Diego:
SeaWorld — Shamu … (9 comments)

out and about san diego: Sunsets from downtown San Diego - 03/13/11 10:49 PM

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Sunsets from downtown San Diego
Now that daylight savings time is here, the sunsets are about an hour later, which means I have more time in the evening to get out to the coast and get in my daily walk and take some pictures, like these:



Those pictures were taken behind the San Diego Convention Center at Embarcadero Marina Park South looking west (obviously) towards Coronado Island.

Back … (13 comments)

out and about san diego: Day trip from your Mission Valley condo into San Diego County's back country - 03/10/11 03:44 PM

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Day trip from your Mission Valley condointo San Diego County's back country
If you're looking for a nice day trip within San Diego County, you're in luck!
The Potrero Library will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on Saturday, March 12, with live music and food, beginning at noon. Who can resist food?
The Library is located at 24883 Potrero Valley Road, and you can get more information by calling 619-478-5978.

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out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Friends of the Library book sales in Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, and Descanso - 03/10/11 01:59 PM

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Friends of the Library book salesin Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, and Descanso
If you're like me and you really like the feel of a real book or magazine in your hands as you read it, you're in luck. Beginning tomorrow, March 11, there will be several book sales not too far from your Mission Valley condominium. Along with hardcover and paperback books, you can also find magazines and videos.
March 11, … (4 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — The cats are beckoning you - 03/08/11 09:39 PM

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The cats are beckoning you
Ever heard of the beckoning cats? Neither had I until now, but Japan's Beckoning Cats will be beckoning YOU to visit them at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park beginning Sunday, March 13, 2011:


Beckoning cats have one paw upraised and seem to be beckoning you to come with them, pay attention to them, perhaps even pet them. They look like this:

I … (17 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Please come support the Chula Vista Nature Center - 03/08/11 07:54 PM

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Please come support theChula Vista Nature Center
The Chula Vista Nature Center opened an Art Aquatic exhibit this past weekend that brings together tropical water life and handcrafted glassworks by twelve local artists who based their works on the waters and the life therein.
This exhibit showcases not only the Chula Vista Nature Center, a hidden gem in the South Bay, but also the work of these local artists. The glassworks will … (5 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Explore San Diego State University Open House - 03/06/11 11:09 PM

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Explore San Diego State University Open House
San Diego State University is celebrating SDSU Month in March, and on Saturday, March 19, the university is hosting an open house from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. That means that just about everything on campus will be open for a few hours so that students, prospective students, alumni, teachers, former teachers, and members of the community can stop by and see what's happening at … (4 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Camp Pendleton Career Expo, March 8, 2011 - 03/06/11 07:37 PM

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Camp Pendleton Career Expo, March 8, 2011
The Non-Commissioned Officers Association and military.com are having a free career expo on Tuesday to help military personnel and their spouses with their job-hunting in the civilian world. There will be about twenty companies present, including large defense contractors and local businesses.
The expo will start at 10:00 a.m. and go until 2:00 p.m. at the South Mesa Club, 202850 San Jacinto Road:

If … (3 comments)

out and about san diego: Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — Sail with Juan Cabrillo on his 1542 flagship, the "San Salvador" - 03/06/11 06:01 PM

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Sail with Juan Cabrilloon his 1542 flagship, the San Salvador
You can't really sail on the San Salvador since Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is not alive (he died in 1543), and the ship doesn't exist anymore, having met its fate several centuries ago. However, you can watch the San Diego Maritime Museum build a replica of this 200-ton ship from the sixteenth century.
A team of historians and naval architects have spent more than … (3 comments)

 
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