Wacky Wednesday – A bit of the occult in the environment, interesting facts, fun photos, and some games to make the hump of the week a bit more entertaining and just open up the environment in a fun, creative, different way.
San Diego was earlier named San Miguel by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo the first Portuguese explorer to land here. Later it was renamed San Diego by Sebastian Vizcaino.
Charles Lindbergh flew off from San Diego on May 9, 1927, in the Spirit of St. Louis, headed for New York, and then non-stop to Paris.
The San Diego New Children’s Museum is an environmentally sustainable building that utilizes San Diego’s year round weather with lots of natural light and windows. Its also completely awesome and a lot of fun no matter how old you are.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego and none of the lakes in San Diego allow swimming.
A Game to play with your friends or to challenge yourself with some tough San Diego trivia…
If you play with 3 friends, one can be host as you play this Answer and Question Game (which is nothing like the trademarked and copyrighted game Jeopardy)
Category is San Diego
200 Points – The Nation’s Largest Urban Park
400 Points – The World’s Oldest still working Ship was built in 1863 and has her home port in San Diego. She has completed 21 circumnavigations (around the world).
600 Points – He bought 960 acres of land on San Diego Bay which became known as “New Town”. At first there was much opposition from the residents of the former site of the town, which became known as “Old Town” and still is to this day.
800 Points – San Diego is home to the USA’s largest wooden structure
1000 Points – Spanning over 2,000 acres with its rare pines, coastal water views, worldly sandstone formations, canopied trails, lagoons, and other indigenous wildlife in its native environment.
200 Points – What is Balboa Park?
400 Points – What is The Star of India?
600 Points – Who was Alonzo Erastus Horton? (i.e. Horton Plaza…and all of Gaslamp, East Village, Little Italy and more)
800 Points – What is The Hotel Del Coronado?
1000 Points – Where is Torrey Pines State Reserve?
Double or Nothing – The original lens and the lantern that lit this historic building and structure were purchased in the mid 1800s at a cost of $3,810.
“Double or Nothing” after the photo and some fun facts, tally up your score, and make a bet or go for a true “Double or Nothing”
Get ready for Round 2 after the photo…
Double or Nothing – What is the Old Point Loma Lighthouse?
Final Round Question – First developed in the late Victorian period and, as it grew into the 20th century some of San Diego’s first families and community leaders chose to live here. Because of this influx of wealth coinciding with a flourish of master architects working in San Diego at that time, today we have significant works by Irving Gill, William S. Hebbard, Frank Mead, Richard Requa, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Hazel Wood Waterman, the Quayle Brothers, William Templeton Johnson, and many lesser known, but talented builders, as well as landscape design by horticulturalists such as the renowned Kate Sessions.
Final Answer after A Brief History of San Diego, tally up your score and make a final wager.
Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, San Diego is widely known as “America’s Finest City.” Famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, the city offers an abundance of fun attractions for visitors of all ages.
Boasting a citywide population of more than 1.3 million and more than 3 million residents countywide, San Diego is California’s second largest city and the United States’ eighth largest. San Diego County is made up of 18 incorporate cities and towns along with other charismatic neighborhoods and communities, such as Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Point Loma, Chula Vista, Old Town, La Jolla, and North Park.
Discovered in 1542 by European explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, San Diego was originally named San Miguel. The bay and area of present-day San Diego was given its current name 60 years later, in 1602. European settlement in present-San Diego County first began with the founding of the first Catholic mission, Mission San Diego de Alcala, in 1769. From 1821 through 1848, this area belonged to Mexico.
As a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, San Diego County became part of the United States, thus ending the U.S.-Mexican War. It was named the birthplace of California during the time of the creation of California statehood in 1850. Original San Diego was located at the foot of Presidio Hill, in the area now known as Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
America’s Finest City also showcases many popular attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Some of these include Sea World San Diego, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the Cabrillo National Monument, Balboa Park, historic parks and museums.
San Diego is renowned for its incredible climate, which is characterized as warm, dry summers and mild winters with most of the annual precipitation falling between December and March. The average yearly temperature measures above 70 degrees, with an average of just 42 rainy days per year. Our unique ecosystem is coastal-sage scrub chaparral with an slight integration from the North Sonoma Desert.
The only real question is whether there will be enough time to experience everything this great city has to offer. Stay Classy San Diego!
Final Answer – Where is Bankers Hill? Congratulations and thank you for playing… How did you do? Post your score on the comments and lets see who the Hometown Hero and San Diego Trivia Champion is…