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Saturday, March 2, 2013

8 Fun Reasons To Visit Southern California

Eight fun things we saw on our vacation
to Santa Barbara and San Diego
that you just won't find in southern Ontario
in February:




1. Channel Islands Helicopters
Of course we had to check out the local helicopter tours! Unfortunately, they were booked up and it was our last day in Santa Barbara.



 
2. A gull acting as a beach patrol, Santa Barbara
 
You can see the Channel Islands in the distance. We didn't tour them, but we will the next time!
 
 


3. An orange tree
 
 

 
4. Sailboats
 
 
 

 
5. More sailboats!
 
Ahhhhhhh. This was my view when I wrote at my hotel. Not bad, huh?
 
 
 
6. Seaport Village, San Diego...
 
... where I almost met one of my dearest online friends for the first time. Alas, she had an urgent work deadline and couldn't make it.
  Click to enlarge the photo; the Coronado Bridge and the Hotel Coronado are in the distance, upper right.
 
 
 

 
7. Point Cabrillo, San Diego
 
Point Cabrillo probably has the best view of San Diego's bay. We love to just look at the ocean or the tide pools on the other side of the point.
 
 
 

 

8.  Happy Hour with Stevie!
 
Okay, I lied. I only had happy hour with his picture in the bar. But he sang here.
Here's looking at you, Stevie!
 
 
 
 


7 comments:

  1. What fun in the California sun! So glad you had a chance to get away from the cold and bluster for a while.

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    1. We did have fun. It was great to escape winter. (Both flights were delayed due to snow.)

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  2. Lovely photos, of one of my favorite places on this earth. :)

    I so wish I could've shared a cuppa tea (or several) with you, while you were in my area. Events conspired otherwise, and not in our favor. But next time...there will be another opportunity, right? xoxo

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    1. Sure! San Diego is one of our favourite, most-visited vacation spots. I'm sure we'll be back!

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    2. Forgot to mention that, in photo 2, a bride and groom are in the distance on the horizon! Beach wedding at sunset!

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  3. Love my state... Glad to have you here.

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    1. Sometimes we fantasize about having a winter home there--if we win a sizable lottery! :-)

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