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Sunday, March 13, 2016

San Diego

In San Diego, we revisited some of our favourite spots.


Shelter Island



Shelter Island's marina



La Jolla






La Jolla is a northern suburb known for its scenic cove...





...and its exclusive boutiques, where even dogs and cats feel at home.




                                                       Point Cabrillo









Seaport Village

I wrote at a window table at Upstart Crow.



Valentine's Day spectacular sunset



These yachts have a great view of the Coronado Bridge.



At Balboa Park, we revisited the Air and Space Museum and saw some new things, too.

Balboa Park 





At the Automotive Museum we saw a vintage MG!


1932 Morgan, an ancestor of the MG
The Jaguar is always gorgeous, whether it's new or old.



The Air and Space Museum's balcony overlooks busy Highway 5.




Coronado

On our last day we visited Coronado Island. They call it an island, but it's really a separate city and a peninsula. You either have to go over the mile-long blue Coronado Bridge or take a much longer, but scenic, inland route to get there over the Silver Strand



The Hotel Del Coronado was built in 1888 and is an historical landmark. "Some Like It Hot" was  filmed there in 1958. The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Simpson probably met there at a party in the 1920s.
I like to write in the hotel's bar which overlooks the Pacific. 


Moo Time Creamery 





11 comments:

  1. You visited so many of my favorite sites, in and around San Diego. Hope your trip was relaxing and restorative!

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    1. The first part of the trip was relaxing and I worked on my novel. Just breaking up winter is restorative for us.

      Unfortunately, Echo got sick during the last few days, and it was hard to worry long distance.

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  2. Thanks for the photos, Barb. I had no idea there was a real Hotel del Coronado. I've only seen the Disney version. That must have been horrible, hearing about Echo long-distance, or any distance.

    Susan

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    1. Some kid-lit trivia: L. Frank Baum was inspired by the Hotel del Coronado when he was writing about the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

      Yeah, it was horrible. I'm going to frame some of the best photos; I hope that helps a bit.

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    2. p.s.: I took the Moo Time photo for you, Susan. :-)

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  3. What a lovely break from the brrrrr of where you live. Reminder of spring, which is coming your way soon.

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    1. Usually we do need a break from the weather here. But this year we had a very mild El Nino winter.

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  4. Lovely places. I'd have loved to write and read at Upstart Crow. Window seat, too. :)

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    1. It's charming and inspiring. When I have a good day I reward myself with coffee and chocolate cake. :-) I think you'd like it there!

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  5. Nice pictures! I'd love to go there someday.

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    1. It has perfect weather and lots to see and do. You'd probably enjoy it.

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