While my husband was in meetings,
I got to spend the entire Saturday with my daughter Caitlyn,
who had the day off and was able to come down from Los Angeles
with her boyfriend Jeremy, who was kind enough to be our chauffeur for the day.
Our first stop was the gorgeous LDS San Diego Temple (in LaJolla).
We had not been there since our girls were quite little.
The sight of of this magnificent House of the Lord took my breath away.
Back in 1993 we were able to take our three oldest girls to the open house
of this temple before it was dedicated.
We enjoyed spending some of the morning there.
We observed several Young Adults working on the grounds preparing
the decorations and nativity scenes as well as
hanging the lights for the Christmas season.
Around lunch time we headed to a nearby plaza to stop by
Trader Joes for a few goodies
and then ate a delicious lunch of gyros
at a yummy Greek eatery.
Afterwards we hopped back on the freeway and headed towards Old Town.
This little San Diego Historic Village is always worth a visit.
Old Town had just wrapped up their Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.
There were still a few festive decorations to see.
My companions for the day.
It was wonderful to see the lovely Mormon Battalion Historic Site.
The building and grounds have been renovated and remodeled since we last visited.
Some delightful sister missionaries led us through a fun and informative interactive tour.
Quite an amazing (and little known) history of this battalion.
I highly recommend a stop here if you visit Old Town.
We wrapped up our day by picking up my husband after his meetings
and driving out to lovely Seaport Village.
The weather was so nice with a light breeze.
The views across the bay were fantastic and it was neat to see the navy ships
and over towards Coronado Island.
Our delicious dinner at The Cheesecake Factory concluded a great day together.