Sunday 27th November 2016
Now we are back on the West coast for winter seasons. This will probably be Southern California or Arizona. We certainly like the San Diego climate. It has a couple of my favorite words, Sunny and Dry. We were sorry to see our old campground torn down and being replaced with condos. We had to move out of town a bit.
We drove to Imperial Beach and then rode our bikes on the bike trail.
Coronado is still cute and expensive. Good job we packed a lunch.
Thank you Monarch butterfly for keeping still long enough for a pic.
There are so many flowering shrubs in bloom.
We revisited Balboa Park. It’s a great park to walk about and people watch. Most of the buildings have been converted to museums.
These guys work really hard at keeping still until you put some money in their cup.
I walked around the rose garden while Dean had a nap.
This cactus looked like it could not decide which way to grow.
There were some pretty sharp spikes poking out of these wooly overcoats.
Even this beautiful flowering tree was spike laden from trunk to tip.
All of the San Diego coast is a magnet for surfers. The guy behind me was getting ready to leap of this rock to reach the waves.
We had a lovely day around the San Diego harbor. We took our bikes and rode all over. The Maritime museum was great. Several ships and a couple of submarines to tour through. I was thoroughly confused by all the rigging on this replica of a Spanish galleon.
We enjoyed the submarines the best. Especially the Cold War Soviet submarine. Cash poor Russia sold off many of its subs in the nineties. This one is 300 feet long and carried 24 torpedoes including some with nuclear warheads.
Of course we had to stop by the Kissing Statue. San Diego has huge a military (mainly Navy) population.
I had to give Bob Hope a hug. He entertained the troops enthusiastically from 1941 until 1991 and was declared an honorary veteran by Congress. Deans brother Melvin took us to see Bop Hope performing in Louisville Kentucky back in the 70’s. We had a great time. Thanks again Melvin!
We have a smashing view out of the front window. I love all the city lights at night as much as the daytime panorama. Yikes we have just had our second day of rain in a month.
I managed to put on a reasonable meal for Thanksgiving. I cooked the turkey in the slow cooker and the rest in my little convection oven.
Onto the city of Vista which is in between San Diego and Los Angeles for December.