The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is an intense three-day competitive event that showcase robots developed and operated by dozens of high school teams from all over the world. Being involved with the problem solving, planning, and applying math and science makes students see that engineering, technology and invention are exciting and interesting. High school teams combine sheer brain power and ingenuity in solving an engineering design problem intensively and competitively .
Because the FIRST Robotics was held in San Diego Sports Arena which is very close to Robb Memorial Field, first in our itinerary was a walk at Robb Field, which lies next to San Diego River that meets at the Pacific Ocean in Dog's Beach. Imagine my excitement running high on seeing some early bloomers in the trail. Happily I walked to the nearest bundle of wildflowers, my heart singing and thumping loudly for joy!
After the walk, we went to Sports Arena for the Robotics Competition. Then, we went for a late lunch/ early dinner in San Diego Hillcrest Area which is right next to Balboa Park. Hillcrest offers eclectic dining, entertainment and nightlife options. From Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Mid-Eastern, Mexican, Italian, American, and other cuisines, one will savor flavors from around the world. Restaurants in Hillcrest do not only vary in national origin but also in mood, from casual dining serving comfort foods, to elegant fine dining complete with five star service. I opted to have Japanese because the other times we were at Hillcrest, we tried Persian, Mid-Eastern, Mexican and Indian cuisines.
The next day, though already with a fully charged camera battery while taking a relaxing hike at Torrey Pines-Del Mar, but I purposely took the images below with my cellphone still to make a complete post where all images were taken by my cell phone.
Meanwhile, whenever I close my eyes, I daydream about dancing in the purple field with the happy butterflies.