Monday, September 22, 2014

Young at Heart (visiting downtown San Diego + Petco Park)


My in-laws, Scott and I broke into a skatepark that hasn't opened yet, but that came after a few other things. 

Scott's mom and dad came down from Ventura Saturday morning and treated us all to a Padres game and a night at the San Diego Hilton. I felt like I packed like a 12 year old, bringing two stuffed animals and a skateboard for one night away, but Scott was the one photo bombing my picture of it all, so I think I can say he's young at heart too. 

Carolyn and I only watched the last two innings of the baseball game because we were talking and catching up, but those were the only two exciting innings according to us anyways. 

After the seventh inning stretch we went exploring for food, only to find each vendor closing up shop. If you plan to go to a game at Petco Park, make sure you eat before they sing "Take me out to the Ball Game".

Here are some of the options I was considering, had they been open:


Cardiff Seaside Market-Famouse BBQ tri-tip + health options. Flatbreads, salads, fruit, fresh juices, craft beer.

Rubios-casual seafood and taco grill with fresh quality, sustainable ingredients and innovative recipes.

Terrace Cafe/ Bayview Grill: Wraps, burgers, grilled tuna sandwiches, veggies burgers.

Friar Fit-fruit cups, California rolls, wraps, salads.
  
We did make it to the Stone World Bistro for some local beer before the game got going.  

Petco Park also has a gluten free stand as well as vegan hotdogs and veggie burgers, which seems pretty cutting edge for a baseball stadium to me (check out the whole concession stand guide here). 

On Sunday we went for a swim in the hotel pool and watched our fantasy football teams lose, although the Chargers won! After meeting up with Scott's cousin and her boyfriend for lunch we headed back towards home. Some traffic on the 5 caused us to detour right by this newly completed, but not yet opened skatepark so we climbed around the fence to check it out. I hadn't dropped into the bowl there before, so Scott held my hand the first few times while his parents cheered me on and kept a look out. Sure enough, a security guard showed up and escorted us out just after I took my second run, closing the gate tightly behind us. After that I think I can say we're all young at heart. 

18 comments:

  1. You do have the best adventures Devon. The food at the baseball sounds most impressive. I don't think we have things like this at football matches here, although the local team is very green and vegetarian, but it is the only one in the country like that. I suspect everywhere else sells burgers and cups of tea. I think I might like going to baseball if you can chat all the way through it. Love the picture of you on your skateboard. You're so cool! Have a good week sweetie. CJ xx

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    1. I don't think we have vegetarian and gluten free foods at most sports parks here either, but Petco Park is pretty new and I really love that they offered some variety in the food choices. But burgers along with cups of tea? I'm not sure we have that :) At least, that isn't a popular combination I'm aware of, but I love the thought of it.

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  2. Hahaha, I love how when mixed couples watch sport, the women end up talking and the men end up watching! I LOVE that the stadium offers veggie and gluten-free - I always struggle to find veggie food at fast food/sports places! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend with family and made memories you'll treasure, no matter how old your body gets (and how young your heart remains)! xx

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    1. Thanks Laura. It was definitely nice to have a buddy to talk to during the slower parts of the game.

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  3. these scream fun! you ARE young at heart ;)

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  4. Love it! I think we should always be young at heart. It's way more fun that way:) You guys are so rebellious!

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    1. I agree. We've at least got to try.

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  5. My fantasy football team won!

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  6. Love that photo of you kneeling on the skateboard! There's something about it that perfectly encapsulates all the goodness of summer :)

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    1. Thank you Adeline, that's so nice :)

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  7. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Love that they sell such healthy food at the baseball park. Great photos too!

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    1. I couldn't believe they even had a gluten free stand!

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  8. Ohhh envious of your trip to Petco park! that's on my list of parks to visit....of course the Stone brewery bistro is a big draw for me! I love baseball and I love beer, and food !....sounds like a great time! and being a trespasser! Cool! ;)

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    1. You'll love it Kelly! I haven't been to many stadiums, but my father-in-law has and he says it's one of the best.

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  9. The opening line of this post just proves, once again, why your family is cooler than everyone else. Also, the photo of you smiling at the camera while skateboarding is one of my favorite photos of you (which is saying a lot, considering you're so photogenic and Scott is an excellent photographer)!

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    1. Thank you friend. You're so sweet :)

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