Weekend Events for June and Beyond-Whale of a Deal/Scottish Games/Fairy Festival….

This post was written by Valerie on June 22, 2012
Posted Under: Grandma Quotes

Blue Whale Watching in San Diego

BLUE WHALE CRUISES    For a Limited Time Only!

What young child would not love to go Blue Whale watching? Even we “old” children can’t deny the lure of the sight of a 110 ft. 200 tons of whale breach the ocean surface. It truly is life changing. Encourage your young grand children to also learn about how to save the whales.

Also to prepare your grand children to go whale watching make sure they keep their eyes on the land and wear the wrist bands which you can buy before you head to your trip along with a warm jacket and sun screen.

For a limited time only H&M Landing in Mission Bay is offering Blue Whale cruises, per their site there are many Blue Whales currently lingering off the coast of San Diego and there are approximated 2,000 individual whales that make up the population that ranges from Alaska to Costa Rico.

The Blue Whale can be compared to the Argentinosaurus one of the largest dinosaurs ever known to exist on our planet. As many as 50 Blue Whales have recently been spotted off the coast of San Diego. H&M is sponsored by the San Diego Natural History museum (where you can complete your visit or learn more first before taking the 6 hour ocean tour with  tours daily at 10am and returning at 4pm. Ticket prices for adults is $80 and $55. for children. Check with AARP or the Auto Club for possible discounts. for further information go to

http://www.hmlanding.com/BlueWhaleWatchNHM.html for more information and to make your reservation and ask them about possible discounts. Note that the Blue Whale is one of the few varieties of whales that have after a long absence returned and stayed longer this year in San Diego waters. The Blue Whale when breathing projects a spray of water over 40ft high.

You can also encourage your grand children to save the whales and donate in their name to “adopt a whale”. Go to the following link to learn more http://adoptawhalena.wdcs.org/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=%2Bsaving%20%2Bwhale&utm_campaign=Yucca_NA_Whale_Adoptions

Hump thumb salt Whale

For $30. a year you can adopt a whale and per their website above that includes the following:

Adopt now

What you get:

  • A WDCS Adoption packet
  • A certificate of adoption
  • Whale updates throughout the year
  • To make a difference by protecting whales and dolphins

Highland Games at Brengle Terrace this Sat, Sun (6/23-24)

What better time to expose your grand children to the Scottish highland games, drumming, dancing which runs this Saturday, June 23-24 from 9am to 5pm at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista (760-726-3691) with the new Pixar childrens film launch of “Brave” about a Scottish lass that saves herself?

This event costs $14 or $10 for seniors and military and $6. for children ages 6 to 16. You can get a two dollar discount if you order your tickets in advance so today! Park at Vista High School and a free shuttle will take you and your family to the event.


Fairy Festival at San Diego Botanic Gardens this Weekend in Encinitas

The San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas will be holding it’s Fairy Festival in the Hamilton Children’s Gardern area of the park. This event being held this Saturday, June 23 from 10am to 3:30pm is free to members. If you are not a member admission to the park is $6-$12 with free parking and free to attend the Fairy Festival. For additional information go to http://www.sdbgarden.org/fairyfest.htm or call 760-436-3036.

Don't forget to bring your Fairy Wings


Free Flight Open House in Del Mar's bird sanctuary Sat. June 23, 10am to 4pm

This Saturday, June 23 from 10am to 4pm the Free Flight Open House located on 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, in Del Mar (call for where to park or other information 858-481-3148. If you have never been to the somewhat hidden sanctuary just South of the Fairgrounds you are missing out on this non-profit team of people who help wild birds, nursing them back to health and also care for the many birds protected and endangered. You can learn more about this organization and you and your grand children can always attend free any time you wish to visit. Check out their website at http://www.freeflightbirds.org/ to lean more.


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