For the March Group Shoot we'll be going to the 34th Annual San Diego St. Patrick's Day Parade. They're expecting over 120 entries in the parade this year. The parade steps off at 10:30am from 6th and Juniper, travels north on 5th Avenue to Upas Street, then over to 6th Avenue and south to conclude at Juniper.
Meet Date / Time: Saturday March 15, 2014 at 9:30AM
Meet Spot: We'll meet on the east side of 5th Avenue just a little south of Laurel Street, almost directly across the street from the Starbucks on 5th Avenue. This is the same place we've been for the last 3 years that I've been attending. You can get a really nice view of the parade coming up 5th Avenue from there.
Parking Suggestion: Park in the Park. The Laurel Street (Cabrillo) Bridge should be open to pedestrians (if it turns out that it's not, I'll be very late for this meet), and in past years there has always been plenty of parking in the Balboa Park lots. Note that the Alcazar lot (the one closest to the Museum of Man and the Bridge) is scheduled to be closed for renovation until late March. The lot behind the Organ Pavillion or by the Air & Space Museum should have plenty of space as long as you don't get there too late.
Lunch: To be determined. The past years we've eaten in the Park at the Scupture Garden Cafre, and in 2012 we went to the Studio Diner in Claremont. The Sculpture Garden has gotten perhaps a bit pricey and doesn't have the self-serve section any more. The Studio Diner means a drive, but there is ample parking and the food is good. Other suggestions are welcome.