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Nov 27, 2011 - Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument

I dropped Sue at the airport this morning about 1000. She arrived home safely at about 2330. After leaving the airport, I drove back into San Diego because I wanted to take some pictures of the airport from the hills. The San Diego International Airport has one of the most unusual landing approaches I've ever seen. It appears the planes always make their landing approach from the east and pass low over the building on the hill overlooking the airport. It looks like they are going to land on the roofs of the buildings. On the way to Pt....

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2011 Triangle Tour

Feb 3, 2010 - Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument

The first European to land on California soil was the Portuguese adventurer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who put ashore at Point Loma in 1542. Cabrillo claimed the bay for the Spanish Empire and named the site San Miguel. In 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno was sent to map the California coast. Arriving on his flagship San Diego, Vizcaíno surveyed the harbour and named the area for the Catholic Saint Didacus, a Spaniard more commonly known as San Diego. White settlement of the area did not start till two hundred years later when a mission and garrison...

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Jun 4, 2009 - Cabrillo National Monument

We are really enjoying our stay in San Diego. There is so much to do here, and the weather is wonderful. We are enjoying sleeping with our windows open. The weather stays in the 70's during the day, with lows in the 60's at night. We are getting spoiled for sure. :-) We visited the Cabrillo National Monument this week and were surprised with much more to see. The National Monument is in honor of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. He led the first European expedition to explore what is now the west coast of the United States. Cabrillo departed from...

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Aug 25, 2008 - Southern California Coastline

This was another day trip we did with Jess and Chase. This is typical of the southern California coast when there is no beach. The rock formations here were really cool! The marine layer (the grey sky) was still prevalent when we went but usually burned off by about 11:00 AM although sometimes it didn't ever leave. This was a welcome respite after the desert!

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Viva la Vita

Oct 21, 2007 - Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California

Cabrillo National Monument is on the Point Loma peninsula in San Diego, California. The national monument has the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sculpture, and easy access to the Pacific Ocean. The monument is adjacent to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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