Sing, Scream or Fly this Fall

This month's newsletter is going to be a long one, but it is definitely worth reading. There are so many things to do this Fall, and with hotels back to low-season rates, you need to get down to San Diego and have some fun!

If you have kids, SeaWorld's Sea to Shining Sea Music Festival is the perfect weekend event for you. The Miramar Air Show returns to San Diego along with the always amazing Blue Angels. And for thrill lovers, Scream Zone comes back scarier than ever.

Finally, I know that for the last couple of weeks we have been bombarded with news and images about Hurricane Katrina. Take a moment to read how to help in a wise way without falling victim to scam artists.

SeaWorld's Sea to Shining Sea Music Festival

SeaWorld celebrates America’s musical heritage with the Sea to Shining Sea Music Festival, Sept. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 1-2. Five stages feature live music from kickin’ country to contemporary rhythms, plus a splashy new kids’ stage. Share SeaWorld's passion for classic cars, food and family fun at SeaWorld’s all-American entertainment extravaganza. And on Saturdays stay late for SkyBlast, SeaWorld’s fireworks spectacular.

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Miramar Air Show
San Diego's Miramar Air Show is held October 14-16.
It is a major stop on the airshow circuit featuring civilian and military aircraft with a demonstration by the always impressive U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The Saturday show is capped by a fantastic night time air show that is usually attended by several hundred thousand spectators. The Miramar Air Show is great entertainment for people of all ages.
Visit the Miramar Air Show

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Scream Zone

San Diego's largest and scariest haunted attraction is back and scarier than ever! Open on select dates between Sept. 30 and Oct. 31, it features a huge House of Horror with the largest spinning tunnel in San Diego, a one-of-a-kind Haunted Hayride through a pitch-black void and a mystifying 3-D Ghost Maze. If you like being scared, then this is an event you cannot miss.
Visit Scream Zone

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Recovering From Katrina

"There are no strangers here, just friends you have not met." - anonymous

I came across the above quote while reading a blog about the damage left behind by Hurricane Katrina. It made me think about how most of us have become so immune to tragedies that we simply block them out unless it happens to someone we know personally.

Last month's hurricane is officially our nation's most devastating natural disaster in history, with hundreds of people believed to have lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands left homeless with no place to go. Sadly, many people will never recover from this horrific event. As residents of this country and simply because we are human beings, we have an obligation to at least care about the victims of this disaster and do our part to help.

My main reason for writing about this is to make people aware of what they are doing when donating to charities. There are too many scams out there attempting to benefit from people's honest desire to help. I advise that if you are going to make a donation, make sure to do it wisely, and give to a reputable organization like the Red Cross or Feed the Children Foundation. Please be wary of no-name organizations and random emails you have not signed up to receive. Play it safe, and make sure your hard earned dollars help the victims instead of fattening the pockets of scam artists.

The following are legitimate organizations that are directly involved in helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina:

American Red Cross -
Feed the Children Foundation -
The Salvation Army -
The United Way of America -

Noah's wish -
Humane Society -

For more information about legitimate charity organization visit

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Have a great September!

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