My first six months in San Diego have flown by! One of my favorite places to spend time (so far) is Balboa Park. The park is over 1200 acres in the middle of the city and was designed by the same people who designed Central Park in New York City. In 1915, the park hosted the Panama-California Exposition commemorating the opening of the Panama Canal.
For the summer, they’ve launched an event called “Balboa Park After Dark” featuring all kinds of food trucks and live music. Friday night, some members of our local San Diego chapter of World Domination Summit (WDS) got together to check out the festivities. As I was walking to meet them at the fountain, a family was walking along beside me. The little two year old daughter starting jumping up and down with glee when she saw the fountain. Her dad patted her lovingly on the back and encouraged her to run to the fountain as he followed close behind to make sure she didn’t jump right in!
Even though this was the first time I met each of the three other people who came, I immediately knew I was in the company of like-minded friends with common interests. I happily discussed photography and music, excited to explore the idea of a group outing for astro-photography of the Milky Way in the desert east of San Diego on the next new moon. Oliver (far right below) showed me an app called StarWalk that I’m keen to try out soon!
I’m loving the sunshine here without the humidity we experienced in Atlanta. I love dogs, so it made me smile to see so many dogs out and about with their owners.
Many food trucks had long lines. We laughed at the huge line of people at the Maine Lobster truck! Who knew lobster served from a truck could be so popular? I think I’ll research where else that food truck goes so I can check it out when it’s not so crowded. We opted for the taco truck with the much shorter line and still delicious food.
Several of us wanted dessert, so we went to investigate Marcel’s Belgian waffle truck. Another huge line! Yet we didn’t mind since we were talking and laughing anyway which we could easily do standing in line waiting for delicious smelling waffles.
Right when we got to the front of the line (after what must have been an hour), the guy behind the window said “we’re out of waffles, we’re closing.” He looked at my friend and said, “I have enough for 3 more waffles” and then he asked us to tell the rest of the line that he was closing since he was out of waffles. Not a fun job when people have been waiting in line almost an hour! We had just been talking about the power of manifesting. Who knew that we would manifest the last three waffles?
In a funny turn of events, our orders got mixed up and it turned out that the people behind us were able to get one waffle to share between the four of them. An awesome conversation ensued where they tried to give Oliver the waffle since it was technically his. However, he insisted that they eat the waffle since we had two plus an ice cream sundae to share between the three of us. It was such a joyful moment to see their happy faces knowing they got the last waffle!
Sometimes it’s not all about getting the last waffle. It’s about the journey to get there.