Captain’s Log 5,910
I am tired of this heat. We had a minimum day at the museum yesterday because of the misery, and we will do it again today. When the afternoon sun beats through the office windows, the temperatures go way over 100 degrees. It is supposed to be 96-99 degrees today. The real cool-down starts on Thursday. By Friday, it should be 20 degrees cooler than it is today. Thank goodness.
This was one way to beat the heat yesterday.
Dog day afternoon
The city built a new waterfront park with fountains described as “interactive.” That’s a loose term. They are more of a swimming area. Homeless people bathe in them too because it’s okay to get wet. The area surrounding the fountains is a muddy mess. I have had legitimate business at the county offices and parking has been a challenge. Families take up a lot of spots to unload floaties, coolers, blankets, etc.
Urban water park that has quickly become a security nightmare
The curmudgeon in me wonders why on earth we built a water park right across the street from the bay. There are free beaches on the OCEAN everywhere here. Did we really have to put this on the grounds of a spectacular old building? San Diego is famous for putting things together that don’t look good together. This is one.
Gorgeous old place with lots of character
Lots of mosaic work
In the center of the building
You feel like you are walking into history
Yes, there are a lot of issues with the building. But it has the old feeling of a well-loved library. You can smell the polished wood and the waxed floors. If you close your eyes, you can hear the excitement of young people in love waiting for a marriage license. You can hear the legal process working in the upstairs chamber as citizens have the right to speak to their elected officials. It’s old but I love it.
I am not a huge fan of making everything modern. I like the old ways. I like chopping veggies on a cutting board. I like scrubbing floors with a real mop. I carry cash and use it often. And I love the old building by the bay.