Holiday to Australia in Dec 2016

For my 50th we headed to Australia for 5 weeks - it was an amazing. Sydney, Great Ocean Road, Red Centre, Uluru and the Aussie Open.

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A lovely view of Balboa Park A lovely view of Balboa Park

Holiday USA SW Road Trip in Apr 2022: Day 6 – San Diego in the Afternoon

By Nige on Sat 23 Apr 2022 at 09:00
Story: Holiday USA SW Road Trip in Apr 2022
Tags: Holidays | San Diego | USA

After a short stay back at the hotel, we headed out to Balboa Park.  The sun had warmed things up nicely by 10am so it was great to enjoy walking around the park taking in the sights and the fresh air.

Taking in the sights in Balboa Park in San Diego Taking in the sights in Balboa Park in San Diego
Taking in the sights in Balboa Park in San Diego
Loads of greenery in Balboa Park in San Diego Loads of greenery in Balboa Park in San Diego
Loads of greenery in Balboa Park in San Diego

We walked over the bridge and stopped off at the Starbucks we had visited in previous trips to San Diego.  We started to feel sleepy, so we headed back into the park, picked up the car and headed back to the hotel.

Love a bit of crown green bowls! Love a bit of crown green bowls!
Love a bit of crown green bowls!
Nice bit of foliage on our travel around Baloa Park in San Diego Nice bit of foliage on our travel around Baloa Park in San Diego
Nice bit of foliage on our travel around Baloa Park in San Diego

Late afternoon, we drove north to Escondido where there is a Westfield shopping mall.  Nothing to write home about to be honest (the shopping mall that is), but we ended up at The Cheesecake Factory (TCF) and the food was as good as it always is.

Enjoying the warmth at The Cheesecake Factory near San Diego Enjoying the warmth at The Cheesecake Factory near San Diego
Enjoying the warmth at The Cheesecake Factory near San Diego

This time we went off piste: we shared two main course plates: a chicken madeira (apparently their most popular chicken dish) and Thai chicken, which is fruity, lightly spiced Thai chicken dish with a rich sauce.  Both were lovely.

Chicken maderia at TCF near San Diego Chicken maderia at TCF near San Diego
Chicken maderia at TCF near San Diego
Thai chicken at TCF - the reason we both put weight on when we are on holiday! Thai chicken at TCF - the reason we both put weight on when we are on holiday!
Thai chicken at TCF - the reason we both put weight on when we are on holiday!

We ordered two lemon raspberry cheesecakes to go.  As per our habit of late, we ate them in the hotel room.

Theres something very special about eating cheesecake in bed! Theres something very special about eating cheesecake in bed!
Theres something very special about eating cheesecake in bed!

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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