September marks the end of summer. Even though it feels like we’re starting our trek for the fast approaching, busy holiday season, let’s not forget to savor our summer vacation spirit. Here are some fun ideas to remember your summer vacation. Print and hang up photos from your summer adventures - don’t just keep them on your phone. Create a collage - it’s easy to do online. Create a video of your summer vacation memories and post them on Facebook or YouTube. Print your photos on inkjet iron-on transfer paper and make yourself a one-of-a-kind T-Shirt. Have you checked out our Instagram page? Perhaps you’ll find some great photos there to add to your photo collection.
At the Resort, we will start September with a Labor Day weekend to remember. Mark Woods and the Parrot Head Band will perform on Saturday, a performance that you’ll not want to miss! On Sunday, we have our family picnic and fun zone. And if that wasn’t enough already, September is the best month to visit San Diego as most of the tourists have gone home.
Our landscapers have changed the beautiful flowers in preparation for the fall season, so you have one more chance to grab a great photo. While you’re at the Resort, stop in the Resort store to grab a souvenir. It’s the perfect way to remember your time with us!
Until we see your smiles, Safe Travels,
Andrea LaValley, GM
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The Gossip Board
This month, we have the pleasure of featuring a very adventurous couple, Peter and Alice Hughes and their loving pet, Dr. Doolittle. Even though they’ve been retired for five years, Peter is still very active in his profession. Born in Scotland, his parents were in the education profession. They moved the family to Trinidad to teach school for the Texaco oil population who were working there in the 1950s. While there, Peter learned to dive in Tobago, and he learned that his heart was in the water. Peter became a renowned and sought-after diving instructor and, while teaching diving at a resort in Honduras, met the beautiful Alice who was on vacation. They have been married for 47 years and together started one of the first live-aboard diving companies.
Based out of Miami, Alice ran a staff of over 20 people, and they organized diving expeditions to places like Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Palau, and the Caribbean. Think of it as a personalized cruise on the sea where you could wake up to white gloved service and dive on location. You can imagine how difficult this business was when you’re dealing with different time zones, laws, permit, insurance and languages. Their first boat was named Sea Dancer, and they went on to own seven other boats built specifically for live-aboard diving. Although they’re retired, Peter, who’s known as the “Jacques Cousteau” of diving, still does consulting, helping others to build their own live-aboard boats. Most importantly, he has the opportunity to volunteer for a charity that is close to his heart and love for the sea – REEF (Reef Environment Education Foundation). REEF helps to get young people involved in the sea and teach them about taking care of our oceans. In November Peter will receive the NOGI Award, an award presented annually by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences to diving luminaries, and is considered the "Oscar of the Ocean World".
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday – Monday | August 31 – September 3
If you missed the last two holiday weekends, you won’t want to miss our Summer Finale. So, make your reservations now because there are just a few sites left!
Friday, August 31 – Karaoke Happy Hour (Our last of the summer season)
Please join us for our farewell to summer Karaoke in the Sunset Pavilion after battling the traffic to get here, relax, listen to the music and enjoy the beautiful sunset. If you're brave enough, join in the Karaoke. Rumor has it that this has been one of the best summers ever for Karaoke – join in the fun!
Saturday, September 1 – Concert in the Park
We’ll be sending everyone off with a weekend that will stay with you through the entire winter. All our activities for the weekend will be trumped by none other than our last evening summer concert featuring Mark Wood and The Parrot Head Band. Yes, they’re back by popular demand! They promise to give us a concert that will rock the house - so bring your flip flops and join in the fun! Remember to wear your best Parrot Head attire for the costume contest. Don’t forget the Taco Man will be here with his world famous $2 street tacos (I always love it when I don’t have to cook dinner)!
Saturday, September 2 - The fun continues in the Sunset Pavilion Noon to 3 pm. Back by popular demand! We’ll have the Wipeout Challenge. We’ll have the grills going for the complimentary hot dogs - the popcorn will be popping, too! Join us as it’s a great way to keep the holiday vibe going all weekend!
Fun Things to Do at the Resort
Thursday, September 6
Bring your favorite potluck item and join in Trivia Night. Teams are set by table and it’s a hoot to hear what everyone’s guesses are.
BOOK CLUB POTLUCK
Monday, September 24
Watch the Bulletin Board for which book was selected for reading and join for a great potluck luncheon.
Local Fun Events
Burgers and Beers
Saturday, September 8
Try the gourmet burgers from more than 20 of San Diego’s best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Burger” award. So, join in the festivities and help decide who will hold the crown as the Best Burger in San Diego’s 3rd Annual Burgers and Brew. Each attendee will be given a token to place in a voting box on the table of their favorite vendor, and the vendor who received the most tokens goes home the victor. The location for the event is in Golden Hill and check out their website for more information at www.readerburgersandbeer.com/#san-diego-event.
Mexican Independence Day in Old Town
Saturday, September 8 | Noon - 4 pm
This year’s annual event commences with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo. This free festival commemorates an important day in early San Diego history when California was still part of Mexico and declared independence from Spain on September 16, 1821. There will be a parade, musical entertainment, dance performances and piñatas for children.
Cabrillo Festival at Naval Base Pt. Loma
Friday-Saturday, September 28-29
Be a part of History and welcome 16th Century explorer, Juan Cabrillo, as he steps ashore on Ballast Point during San Diego’s Cabrillo Festival. Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, was the first European to land on the west coast of what is now the United States of America. Join in this fun, family friendly event. There will be music, folkloric performances and dancing. For more information, please take a look at their website as the festivities start Friday afternoon (the 28th at 3:30 pm). http://cabrillofestival.org/.