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Bigdavy  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 539)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 1:20 PM


Geri, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this WP, and learned some stuff about San Diego at the same time!

Good job!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 1:57 PM

great city-great word puzzle. Thanks Geri!

Alvandy  (Level: 240.3 - Posts: 7692)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 2:04 PM

Great w.p Geri!
We visited there four years ago and would love to return.
Your puzzle just provided more incentive.

We written phrases and helpful clues.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 3:01 PM

Well constructed and interesting puzzle. Plus there was one gem of trivia I found fascinating! 8-

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 4:13 PM

Fun puzzle, Geri! Informative and challenging. Good job!


Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 6:07 PM

Not a bad place for what was called a military town.

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 6:08 PM

Liked this puzzle, good one


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 7:31 PM

mmmm San Diego. I left my heart in San Diego in January of 95. I watched my son graduate from Marine boot camp and march on parade. I've never been so proud of another human being in my life - what a joy! Beautiful city.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 9:42 PM

Terrific puzzle - informative and fun

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 9:53 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the WP.

Pepper -- I'm dying to know what piece of trivia you found so fascinating.

For anyone interested, here's a bit more info, which will show the origin of some of my phrases:

Gregory Peck and I both went to San Diego High School -- at different times, of course. I'm sure he's the most celebrated graduate. When I was growing up, it was still called The Grey Castle. I went to Lindbergh Elementary School, and as a girl, I wanted to be a pilot or an astronaut. I still love to fly and read about aviation. You can get fish tacos at baseball games instead of hot dogs, if you want. They're very popular. My family and I lived in a house with about a half acre of land bordering a large canyon, where you could see a coyote from time to time. As for the merry-go-round in Balboa Park, it's impossible to resist. It was built in 1912 and is aptly called a menagerie model. You can ride on a variety of wooden animals, such as horses, cats, dogs, frogs, ostriches, roosters, zebras, a tiger, a lion and so on. If you're short and you want to grab the brass ring, the best animal to ride on is the tallest -- the giraffe. Here's a link to what the giraffe from the carousel looks like: Unfortunately, I was already a teenager before I was actually tall enough to achieve the feat. So, now you know a bit more about me and my hometown.

My hard-luck team - the padres have never won a world series title
Fly with Lindbergh - the air and space museum has a replica of the spirit of st louis
Balboa Park carousel - you get a free ride if you can grab the brass ring
Oscar-winning native - gregory pecks high school was dubbed the grey castle
He heard a Who - dr seuss was a resident for more than forty years
Unique trees - rare torrey pines grace the coast and hug a golf course
Unusual fast food - tacos are often filled with batter fried fish
First European - explorer juan cabrillo arrived in fifteen forty two
Ship built in 1863 - still seaworthy star of india is a symbol for the city
They're not cartoons - roadrunners and coyotes are two of many native animals

-- Geri

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 9:56 PM

Dr. Seuss lived in San Diego for 40 years! Who knew?!

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 9:59 PM

Cindy Lou Who knew, that's who!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 10:06 PM

And Roadrunners are real animals????
Do they say Meep Meep????
Excellent, but challenging puzzle Geri, thank you

Headylamar  (Level: 154.1 - Posts: 740)
Mon, 13th Oct '08 10:11 PM

Aaaargh!! and DOUBLE RATS!!! I missed this puzzle! I flew home late last night from San Diego. Jet lag and catch up kept me off Sploofus until just now. I L.O.V.E. San Diego and the surrounding area. John (my sweet husband) and I visited my Aunt and Uncle for a few days and took in the Zoo, Seaport Village, Seal Beach and a couple of other spots. He's never been there, so it was fun showing him around a bit.

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