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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Week 3 - Fun Will Be Had!

Greetings from SoCal!

This week was all about taking advantage of our time here in Cali. The car thing may be a disaster, but we're not going to waste our time here by being angry and sad. I mean, come one, this is San Diego! The weather, the beaches, the palm trees!

Thursday afternoon we hopped on the trolley (basically a dart rail) to see the Padres take on the Pirates at PetCo Park. Just outside the park we stopped at the most amazing fish and seafood joint called Tin Fish. HUGE fish tacos, good live music, and lots of fun padres fans hanging around before the game. MMMMMMM....fish tacos (sorry Dallas, but SD has you beat on these.)

The Padres tore up the Pirates to extend to a 7-game winning streak in their battle for a playoff birth. Near the end of the game we scored some sweet seats down by the dugout. Awesome view!

Friday and Saturday we moved OUT of the new apartment and INTO my mom's beach house in Encinitas. Sweet little place, AMAZING location, quiet, on the beach, couldn't ask for more. Don't miss the apartment at all. Goes to show, location beats the heck out of quality.

Saturday night Sami and I went to the pier in Oceanside and ate at Ruby's old fashioned diner. It was so sweet to hang out ON THE OCEAN and eat excellent hamburgers, watching the sunset. So Great.

Sunday we went to a new church - The Fields - in Carlsbad. the service is held in a middle school gym/auditorium and about 100 people attended. AWESOME people. What struck me the most was how friendly and welcoming everyone was from the moment we showed up. It was a fantastic first impression. We plan on attending a community group with this church and possibly getting involved with the Sunday morning music! Praise God for a network of Christian Brothers and Sisters around the world who we can connect with! It was really breath of fresh air.

Sunday night we went to a coffee shop - the E Street Cafe - with my mom and sister, Lauren. We had a blast eating delectable desserts and playing trivial pursuit. Good times.

Yesterday we headed downtown for a fun-filled touristy day. We started by going to the Cabrillo National Monument tide pools. There we tiptoed around several tiny sea creatures, like thousands of hermit crabs! We then ate lunch up at the lighthouse that overlooks San Diego and the great big blue.

From Cabrillo NM we went aboard several old ships. One, the Star of India, is the oldest active sailboat in the world! From the Star we hopped onto the Surprise, which is a replica old sailboat that was used to shoot Master and Commander! Then we dove into an old Russian nuclear submarine! WHOA. Crazy, I know. Last we danced inside an old immigrant steamboat. So cool.

We left the boats and drove down to Imperial Beach, which is right on the border of Mexico, for some more Fish Tacos at the original Tin Fish! The restaurant was on the end of Imperial Beach Pier. While eating those wonderful tacos, and watching all the Pier fishermen, we hear someone yell out, "SEAL!" We look down into the water and see two seals swimming around! They are so graceful and big. Within the next thirty minutes we probably saw eight or nine seals swimming around the pier. WOW.

So there you have it. A fun-filled week in San Diego! Thanks for keeping up with us...

I'm coming home tomorrow for a couple days, so maybe I will see you! Sami sends her love and misses you all very, very much.

Please send us anything we might pray for, and continue to pray for our church seeking and people meeting!


Jon and Sami

SPECIAL BONUS FOOTAGE for those who read this whole thing!


Anonymous Laynie said...

I loved getting to hear you guys's voices in that video! miss you so much!

September 27, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Blogger ben said...

Hes... angry... hes... movin. Sorry that the padres didnt make it Jon I was hoping they beat the rockies. I hope your having a blast with hunter. Let him know that im really jealous of him-- getting to spend a week in an awesome place with two of the coolest people ever. Aright well im gonna go watch the office. Talk to yall later! Miss you both!

October 4, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Anonymous Calixte said...

Keep up the good work.

November 11, 2008 at 5:23 AM


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