If at first you don’t succeed….

San Diego Historical Landmarks

I went downtown early Thanksgiving morning because I thought that the world comes to a stop on Thanksgiving (and Christmas Day).

It used to when I lived in Texas. That was 21 years ago, though. Since I was last in Texas in 2002, I don’t know if they have caught up to us here in San Diego because we sure don’t stop just because it’s Thanksgiving.

My plan was to be able to get free parking, not have any traffic, and take lots of pictures for upcoming posts in my San Diego Historical Landmark series.


Not only did San Diego not come to a stop, I believe the whole world was in downtown San Diego. Every single traffic signal was blinking red, streets were closed, whole city blocks were closed off, police were everywhere….

Apparently they were going to have a Thanksgiving Day Parade and a 5K/10K/15K/20K/25K/30K/35K/40K/45K/50K crawl/hop/jump/skip/walk/run/bike event.

I didn’t stay around to see any of it. I spent 90 minutes going nowhere and doing nothing. By the time I got out of downtown, I was a physical and mental wreck!

This morning I am going downtown again, attempting to do what I could not do on Thanksgiving. Wish me luck!


Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Do you have Bare Wall Syndrome?
Need a unique gift for Fall graduates or Christmas presents?
Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America.
photograhic art taking pictures making art

This post approved by Zoey the Cool Cat

12 thoughts on “If at first you don’t succeed….

      1. kanzensakura

        Good track record. I think I did as well, sometime in the morning early 70’s but don’t remember much. I was with a group of male hairdressers….it was enough just to be in the e middle of that foray without having to shop. I am was also “”medicated” along with them but I do k ow I had too much fun. No black Friday can ever live up to that experience again.

        Liked by 1 person

  1. coastalcrone

    Texas is slowly catching up with San Diego as more and more restaurants and stores are open on Thanksgiving. I can remember in the past that it was hard to find a restaurant open on Thanksgiving. Good luck! And Happy Holidays!

    Liked by 1 person


Let your words flow

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.