Del Mar Here We Come...  


What are we up to in retirement?

Del Mar Harvest Festival 2009

We missed the one at Long Beach so we decided to go to Del Mar (San Diego). A harvest festival is an annual celebration which occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times throughout the world. Harvests festivals typically feature feasting, both family and public, with foods that are drawn from crops that come to maturity around the time of the festival. Ample food and freedom from the necessity to work in the fields are two central features of harvest festivals: eating, merriment, contests, music and romance are common features of harvest festivals around the world.

Harvest Festival
Time for fun

Did You Know? - Del Mar Racetrack is an American Thoroughbred horse racing track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of San Diego. Operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it is known for the slogan: "Where The Turf Meets The Surf." It was built by a partnership including Bing Crosby, the actor Pat O'Brien, Jimmy Durante, Charles S. Howard and Oliver Hardy. When Del Mar opened in 1937, Bing Crosby was at the gate to personally greet the fans.

Map to Del Mar
Eighty-three miles from home... About 90 minutes

Harvest Festival 2009
This year they used the Crosby and O'Brien Buildings at the fairgrounds

The buildings used by the festival

Harvest Festival 2009
Crafts galore - Sue got a blouse at this shop!
The same shop where she bought hats when going through cancer treatment!

Harvest Festival 2009
Food was everywhere

Harvest Festival 2009

Harvest Festival 2009
We took the tram as our car was a mile

Did You Know? - A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolleycar, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a conventional train, designed for the transport of passengers (and, very occasionally, freight) within, close to, or between villages, towns and/or cities, on tracks running primarily on streets.

Harvest Festival 2009

We Headed For Del Mar To Eat At En Fuego Cantina & Grill

Harvest Festival 2009

En Fuego
It's dog friendly!!  We saw a dog at the table and he was served water and a doggy taco!

En Fuego
Great place to eat

Have Food Will Travel... On Our Way To Dance

Harvest Festival 2009
Quick trip home and chage to get ready to dance