Lunch at Balboa Park

Balboa Park

My mom came down to visit me in San Diego so we decided to spend an afternoon at Balboa Park.  It was an amazingly gorgeous day spent wandering around the botanical gardens and lunching at El Prado.  Check out some of these beautiful photos taken by my beautiful mommy.

me

Lily Pad

orchids

Beetle on an Orchid

wishing well

Balboa park

Close Up

Koi

History Happy Hour

Oh you know... just chillin' with my homies at the Saloon.

Oh you know… just chillin’ with my homies at the Saloon.

It's amazing how similar beer garden parties are today!  This image was from the late 1880s!

It’s amazing how similar beer garden parties are today! This image was from the late 1880s!

Altes Beer

San Diego Beer

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We were invited to attend The San Diego History Center’s History Happy Hour this past Friday and I’m so happy we were able to go!  It was such a blast!  There were about a dozen booths set up throughout the exhibit to taste beer created by home brew clubs from San Diego County.  This whole event was to promote the Bottled & Kegged exhibition that shows San Diego’s beer history.  I was surprised by how long craft beers have been produced in my home town!  Some of the images and fact were dated back to the 1880s!  This is a must see exhibit and the History Happy Hours are a fun way to do it!  Hope to see you at the next one on September 27th!

Dress: Bailey 44, Shoes: Sole Society, Necklace: Nordstrom BP, Bag: Kate Spade

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