Mr. C, Mike, and me
San Diego, California
April 23, 2008
Mike and I just spent a fantastic week in California! We flew out to San Diego to visit my fifth grade teacher, Mr. C. He’s Rick Campbell to the rest of the world, but I’ve called him Mr. C for years. Mr. C was the best teacher I’ve ever had, and and several of my classmates have all kept in touch with him over the years. You can read more about our fifth grade class here: http://charlottegeary.livejournal.com/105356.html (and even see our class photo from 1984!)
This spring, Mr C gave me the amazing opportunity to teach photography at his school in San Diego. It was a great honor to be invited, and also a wonderful chance to spend time with him and his wife. Mike and I had never been to San Diego before, and we loved it instantly. I hadn’t expected it to be so lush and green, with flowers everywhere! Mr C showed us around town on Wednesday, and took us on a beautiful walk along the shores in La Jolla. Afterward, we ate lunch on the patio at George’s on the Cape, with an amazing view of the water.
Tomorrow I’ll post photos the next day, when we spent the day at Mr C’s school, and I taught photography to the fourth-graders. Stay tuned!
I was mesmerized by all the flowers!
San Diego might have the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen.
Mike and Mr C
I loved this family of dozing seals and their young, with one taking a leisurely backstroke in the sun.
Did I mention how much I loved all the flowers?
As a landlocked Coloradoan, I found it thrilling that seals sunbathe on the beaches.
They look like they are smiling while they nap.
Seals have the same faces and body shapes as my cat, Janie.
This one had a cool two-tone coloring.
After lunch, we wandered through the streets of La Jolla. I liked this church.
I’d never seen flowers like these!
Later that afternoon, we went to the launching site for paragliders and hanggliders.
I was enamored with Frosty, the flying dog!
I didn’t have my telephoto lens with me, but here’s a crop for you.
Frosty had his own harness and was strapped in to the parachute. Freaking awesome.
Here’s Hope and Rick Campbell, our wonderful friends and hosts for the trip.
Thanks so much, Mr. and Mrs. C!