Friday, September 4, 2015

A night of exploration in downtown San Diego

Tuesday evenings is a night out for me. Usually, I join an Urban Bike & Social club to catch up with friends for Taco Tuesday. This week I took my pups and the Big Dummy on a slow exploration ride from Balboa Park,Quartyard, East Village, Petco Park, SD Harbor, Seaport Village, SD Waterfront Park, Little Italy, then back to Balboa Park. All these places are walkable and bikable. I estimate that everything is within a 2 mile radius. I rode slow enough to enjoy and experience the urban landscape. I stopped often and walked to further check out a store, playground, etc. It was really about slowing the pace of the evening.

Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park used to be a parking lot for cars until a few years ago. Now it is for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Select museums are free on Tuesdays if you are a resident in San Diego.

The rush hour slow hour anywhere USA

I had a Burritto from a Taco Truck and got a drink from Messhuggah Shack at The Quartyard in East Village. I stayed there for two hours. I played chess, talked to other dog owners at the small dog park, played giant Jenga, tossed bean bags, listened to the surround sound music that masked downtown traffic. 

Some people walked in wearing their favorite baseball team jerseys and talked about the baseball game playing at Petco Park that was a few blocks away. So we rolled there after dinner and watched a few minutes of baseball on the giant screen from tue nearby park. This small establishment caught my attention.

Near Petco park was Seaport Village and SD Harbor were people stroll, jog, bike and dine. This amazing yatch has the blue glow lights under water. It is docked behind the SD Convention Center.

No comments: