Saturday: (01/23) We drove to downtown Oceanside for breakfast at the Breakfast Club Diner California (BCDC). Really nice breakfasts, great pancakes.
We then took a walk out on the pier watching the surfers. The above pelican was sitting on a fence rail by a shop. At first we thought it must be a statue because of it’s coloring. It was real, and a great model.
We made it to downtown San Diego for the Prairie Home Companion radio show. Google Maps brought us right to the theater on the first try. We were about 2 hours early for the concert so we took a walk and visited a farmers market in Little Italy.
The show was great. Always good to see how something you enjoy is made. Garrison Keillor came out and sang with the audience about 15 minutes before the show actually went on the air. Probably a warm up for his voice and the band. Amazing how casually they can do the show, but, of course, they’ve been doing it for o many years. This is Garrison’s last season and likely the last time he’ll be doing the show it in California. We were also introduced to the new host of the show Chris Thile who is hosting the next two shows before the last few by Garrison. Chris Thile is one of the founders of the music group Nichol Creek. Here are links to a couple of Youtube videos from the show: Warmth of the Sun, Wayside/Back In Time, San Diego Serenade, and Lives Of The Cowboys.
After the concert we were back on the road toward Bakersfield. We stopped along the way for dinner at a diner we had visited before. Nice grub. We stopped in Bakersfield at Aunt Helen’s for the night arriving about 1030.
Pardon the incorrect date stamps on the photos. The were edited in Picassa to have smaller file sizes and the date stamps was added. The date of all photos in this post was 01/23/16.
Sunday: (01/24) We got up early to visit with Helen then went to breakfast at Milt’s Coffee show for some deep pit BBQ dinners for breakfast. Lunch at the Rice Bowl Chinese restaurant downtown. Both of these restaurants, and several more provide some of the best reasons to visit Bakersfield. We departed about 1330 and were home at 1942. Fun fast trip but nice to be home.