Pizza Night!

August 19, 2014 6:51 pm

Come join us and Papa John's this Wednesday, August 20, between 5-6pm in front of the BVG Clubhouse for "Pizza Night"! Only $6 cash gets you a delicious medium cheese or pepperoni pizza! :-)

Category: Life at The Coral Bay Communities

USS Midway Museum: The Legend Comes to San Diego

August 19, 2014 3:58 pm

The USS Midway Museum allows visitors to experience life aboard one of the US Navy's most legendary aircraft carriers. Explore over 60 exhibits and see 29 restored aircrafts. Your admission ticket includes a self guided audio tour narrated by real Midway sailors to bring the story to life. You can spend hours wandering through the huge ship and still not see everything. In addition to learning about US history, you'll also be able to see what life was like in the Navy. See the sleeping quarters, ship's jail, engine room, mess hall, flight controls, and pilot's ready room. You can even see what it would have been like to fly one of the planes in the flight simulator. Admission is just $19 for adults and $10 for children ages six to 12. Children under five are free. If you purchase tickets online there is a small discount. USS Midway Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

USS Midway Museum
910 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 544-9600

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Plant 101: What’s the Difference Between a Cactus and a Succulent?

August 12, 2014 4:14 pm

Fun to collect and easy to care for, succulents and cacti are popping up everywhere, from home decor blogs to the pages of interior design magazines. In fact, you might even have a few of these trendy plants on your windowsill right now! But what exactly is a succulent, and what differentiates a succulent from a cactus?

In short, a succulent is a plant that stores water in its tissues. This unique system of water storage enables succulents to survive dry, drought-like conditions. Examples of succulents include aloe, agave, and some bromeliads. That said, all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Cacti are set apart by the possession of an areole, an organ that resembles white, fluffy lumps on the body of a cactus. It's from these areoles that a cactus's flowers, spines, and branches sprout.

Cactus and Succulent Care [Lowes]
What are Succulent Plants? [Young's Garden Center]
How to Grow Healthy Succulent Plants [About]
What is a Succulent, Anyway? [Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society]
What is the difference between a Cactus and a Succulent? [Fickle Prickles]

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