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Photos: A Thursday afternoon at Cal State Fullerton

Got a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera today so I tested it out at school. This is the UC Santa Barbara baseball team practicing at Cal State Fullerton’s field for a game. The CSUF Titans are ranked No. 4 nationally.

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This is my friend Sergio, who is on the CSUF rugby team, they were practicing at the Intermural Fields.Image

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

At sunset on Friday, my brothers and I took a stroll over to Shapell Stadium, home of the Yorba Linda High Mustangs, to watch the homecoming game against the Esperanza Aztecs. I then hiked up a dirt hill across the street from the stadium to get these photos.

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Cheering on the San Diego Padres

The Padres wearing their cool camo jerseys celebrating Coast Guard appreciation day

My family and I took a day trip to see the Padres game at Petco Park and visit Balboa Park yesterday. The Padres had an impressive day with homers by Chase Headly, Yonder Alonso and Carlos Quentin in a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets. (Here’s a game summary .) The best thing about Petco Park is the family-friendly park area in the outfield, complete with a grassy hill and baseball field for kids. The park seamlessly melts into the surrounding downtown area making it a beautiful sight and my favorite baseball stadium.

I like the park’s tan and navy blue colors
From left to right: My mom, my brother, me and my dad

Here’s the park area:

Got this collage of Mets pitcher Manny Acosta’s windup

We then went to Balboa Park after the game. Balboa Park is a huge park and cultural center with art exhibits, concerts and museums and is next to the San Diego Zoo. It is definitely a must-see for anyone traveling to San Diego and is a mile or two from downtown.

The botanical gardens and pond

We capped off the day with dinner in Old Town, one of my favorite places in the city. Yeah it’s touristy, but you can get amazing Mexican food and a feel for how California was in the nineteenth century. Exploring Old Town’s  Wikipedia page, I discovered:

  1. San Diego was settled in the 1770s by the Spanish and is the first European settlement in the West Coast,
  2. Father Junipero Serra started California’s first mission here, and
  3. When Calif. was admitted to the U.S. in 1850, San Diego had a population of only 650!