Monday, October 3, 2011

My non-genealogy days - 1, 2 and 3 October 2011

After the two days on the road to Victorville, we hosted Linda's brother and his wife for three days, so these days were pretty much non-genealogy days.

1)  Saturday, 1 October 2011

*  Read email and blogs, and then went off to my men's breakfast at 8 o'clock, returning at 9:30 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - BOYDEN (England > Medfield MA) posted, and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - List Your Matrilineal Line(s).

*  We left at 11:30 a.m. for the airport to pick up Paul and Deb.  They were late.  We went to lunch at the Boathouse on Harbor Island, then drove past my grandparents house on Point Loma, and out to the Cabrillo National Monument to view San Diego from up high and enjoy the static displays about Cabrillo and the lighthouse.  Then we drove along the ocean through Ocean Beach, and home to Chula Vista for dinner.  There was even some talk of ancestors and our two week Midwestern vacation.

*  I managed to keep my reading up to date after everyone went to bed early.

2)  Sunday, 2 October:

*  Linda went off to church early.  I finished Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 25 September to 1 October 2011 and set it for noon time.

*  We left at 10 a.m. for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido.  Tami, James, Lauren and Audrey drove down from Victorville to meet Paul and Deb  - they had not met the girls.  The girls were great, we enjoyed the park, and Paul and Deb got to know our granddaughters a bit.  They were impressed!  We headed for home at 4 p.m., and stopped at Black Angus in Chula Vista for dinner, then home to have Paul's birthday cookie cake, and watch some football highlights. 

*  I managed to write a post for Monday and start a new Best Of post before going to bed.

3)  Monday, 3 October:

*  Read email and blogs in the morning, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records of Samuel Rice (1634-1684) of Sudbury MA posted.

*  I showed Deb the database for her ancestry, we did some searching on Ancestry for her grandfather without success (still!), and talked to her mom on the phone trying to track down her grandfather's sister, Lola. 

*  We left at about 10:30 a.m. to go shopping in Otay Ranch Center, and I got a look at the iPad2.  Not overly impressed.  We made it to Miguel's in Eastlake for lunch at 12:45 p.m., and at 2 p.m. to took off for a look at the Mexican border (I took a wrong turn, didn't get across!), the Silver Strand, a walk on Coronado beach up near the Naval base, then across the bridge through downtown to the airport, arriving at 3:45 p.m.  We dropped them off, said goodbye, and were home by 4:15 p.m.

*  I got on the computer (finally!), read everything, and wrote Family History Month Infographic from

*  Went in for dinner, watched some of the baseball games, watered the front plants, and washed the dishes.

*  Back online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then write CVGS Fall Seminar Summary: Donna Bradley – “Ways of Getting Over, Around, or Under Your Brick Walls”, CVGS Fall Seminar Summary: Anne Bowman – “Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy Research” and CVGS Fall Seminar Summary: Donna Bradley – “American Indian Research" on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

*  Answered some emails - lots more to answer after five days essentially tied up!  Added to the Best Of post, checked in on Google Plus and Facebook, and wrote this post.

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