The Nutcracker-Ballet-iPod day in San Diego…

Nutcrackeripod2 This picture says a lot about our family excursion to San Diego on Wednesday.  We took our kids to see the Nutcracker Ballet, presented by the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet in Balboa Park. It was a decent production with an amazing number of kids twirling–I actually only nodded off once!  My son, Ethan, gave me a summary of the libretto before the show.  Before I was fooled into thinking he was cultured beyond repair, he confessed this knowledge came from a cartoon episode of Tom and Jerry.

After the ballet we went to a huge mall off the 163 and ate Chicago style pizza at Pizzeria Uno.  Yum!  Then, of course, the mall had an Apple Store.  Even my wife was mesmerized by the gadgets–laptops, iPods, and keyboards so thin you could use it as a spatula.  The iPhone fun made me wish my Sprint contract ended quickly!

The joys of homeschooling allowed us both an educational and meaningful day. The weather was amazing, which is why I am still loving California–minus the traffic, of course.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

12 comments

  1. Sounds like a great time. We homeschool as well. It’s been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We’ve traveled to over 25 states, including a 6-week cross-country tour to California and a swing up through the New England states, to Acadia National Park. Their journeys have afforded my children a better education than any school ever could.

  2. Sounds like a great time. We homeschool as well. It’s been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We’ve traveled to over 25 states, including a 6-week cross-country tour to California and a swing up through the New England states, to Acadia National Park. Their journeys have afforded my children a better education than any school ever could.

  3. Sounds like a great time. We homeschool as well. It’s been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We’ve traveled to over 25 states, including a 6-week cross-country tour to California and a swing up through the New England states, to Acadia National Park. Their journeys have afforded my children a better education than any school ever could.

  4. Sounds like a great time. We homeschool as well. It’s been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We’ve traveled to over 25 states, including a 6-week cross-country tour to California and a swing up through the New England states, to Acadia National Park. Their journeys have afforded my children a better education than any school ever could.

  5. Hey, my friend’s 5 year-old daughter is in the production you saw.

  6. Hey, my friend’s 5 year-old daughter is in the production you saw.

  7. Hey, my friend’s 5 year-old daughter is in the production you saw.

  8. Hey, my friend’s 5 year-old daughter is in the production you saw.

  9. I read the rest of your post and realized that you were a stone’s throw from my house. If you continue up the 163 out of Fashion Valley less than a quarter mile you can see our house from the freeway on the right side. I wish I would’ve known, I could have dropped by and said hi.

  10. I read the rest of your post and realized that you were a stone’s throw from my house. If you continue up the 163 out of Fashion Valley less than a quarter mile you can see our house from the freeway on the right side. I wish I would’ve known, I could have dropped by and said hi.

  11. I read the rest of your post and realized that you were a stone’s throw from my house. If you continue up the 163 out of Fashion Valley less than a quarter mile you can see our house from the freeway on the right side. I wish I would’ve known, I could have dropped by and said hi.

  12. I read the rest of your post and realized that you were a stone’s throw from my house. If you continue up the 163 out of Fashion Valley less than a quarter mile you can see our house from the freeway on the right side. I wish I would’ve known, I could have dropped by and said hi.

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