Ok….thanks to lovely WordPress, this is take two. I was 1/2 way into writing this post and uploading pictures when the picture wasn’t loading and I couldn’t stop and get back to my post, so closed the screen, which normally saves a draft of the post and this time didn’t.
So this is the shortened version!
I went to 3 museums on this day and liked the Automotive Museum the best. I grew up loving road trips, with a family who loved cars of all kinds and took lots of local and long distance trips.
So most of the photos will be of the Automotive museum. I wasn’t happy with the photo quality but the light was bright and I was using my phone camera. But you can get an idea of the wonderful exhibits.
There were several Indian Chief motorcycles, some with side cars but my photos didn’t turn out well.
The Air and Space museum. This is the only building left of the original Ford Pavillion, built for the 1915 Balboa park exposition. The pavillion was built to display cars and also had roads around it so people could test drive the cars before purchasing them.
This museum honors San Diego athletes in High School, College and Professional, as well as the local professional sports teams. I’m a Raiders fan so the only display that caught my eye was the one for the great Marcus Allen, who played for the Raiders when they were based in Los Angeles.
I also wandered past the Balboa Park club, which was originally built in 1915 for the Panama-California exposition as the New Mexico Building. It was inspired by a 300 year old Acoma Pueblo mission church. In 1935 it was remodeled for the California Pacific International Exposition.
I hope you have enjoyed our walk for today. If you are in the area, please take the time to come visit Balboa park!!!