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Apr 21, 2016 - Mission Beach

Its been a busy couple of days here. We went to the famous Mission beach and walked the boardwalk yesterday. We went early before it got to crowded. There were lots of surfers and beach babies around. And interesting people watching as always. We also drove the whole Coronado strand down to Imperial beach. The Navy owns an awful lot of the beach and property on Coronado. There are lots of danger signs and fences to keep the public away. Though they don't talk about it, it is the training ground for the Navy seals. We had a good reminder...

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Apr 18, 2016 - You belong in the zoo..the San Diego Zoo!

Does anyone remember this jingle advertising the San Diego Zoo? And Yes, they still use it! Today we enjoyed our second day at the zoo. Good thing we started kinda early as it got pretty hot here today (90 degrees). The first stop this morning was to see the Panda Bears. The Last time we went there it was at least a 45 minute wait to see them, but this morning we walked right in. They were even awake, and preening for the camera. Totally cute. We also went to see the Koloa bears. They were pretty sleepy, and all cuddled up to their...

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Apr 17, 2016 - The Coronado hotel

Today has been an absolutely stellar San Diego day. Not a cloud in the sky, low 80's with a light breeze, so shorts and flip flops is the dress code for today. Yesterday we went to the fashion valley mall, looking for summer shorts. This mall is huge, and the parking lot is really many multilevel parking lots you park in and then take a sky bridge across to the mall. I am not used to seeing this many people at a mall. Wow! Lots of stores, and lots of people. It was an experience to be sure! We went to Macy's and they were having a sale,...

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Apr 14, 2016 - The San Diego Zoo

Today we went to the San Diego Zoo. (And crossing the Coronado bridge is getting easier for me, not as scary in the truck versus sitting up high in the RV). And what a pretty day to go, with perfect weather... Not to hot, or to cold. We had bought our tickets while we were in Tucson, so that streamlined getting in the gate. We opted to take the bus tour first so we could get an overview of the park. Competition was fierce for the upper deck of the bus, so we stayed on the bottom. It has been a long time since I was at the Zoo, and even...

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Apr 13, 2016 - Navy Seal teams training

Today we saw the Navy seal teams loading up their 3 boats for drills.(The marina is right behind our RV). A little while later we saw a white Navy bus come in the RV park and go to the eastern end of the park, go through a locked barrier and park. It was full of Seal team recruits. Not sure what they were doing as they went into a restricted area. But the 3 boats stayed in the water the majority of the day. Across the road and closer to the Navy Amphib base, we saw another group of them going through a ropes course. With long pants and...

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Apr 12, 2016 - Point Loma and more...

Today we took off to see where Spike went to Boot camp, and where the Submarine base is here in San Diego. Of course there have been lots of changes since Spike was in boot camp, but his old barracks were still here, and the land locked ship, the USS Recruit, which is the only commissioned ship that is land locked and never went to sea. (It is only used for training purposes). We also saw the Submarine base which only had a couple of submarines in port today. Spike's first submarine was the Seafox, and he said they didn't have piers to...

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Apr 11, 2016 - San Diego bound

We woke up to a sunny morning, and no "farming odors" this morning like we smelled last night. We did wake up to the jets practicing around 0700. This is billed as the Blue Angels winter home. This is also where they practice touch and go's for Planes that land on Air Craft carriers. (If you go on goggle earth and look at NAF El Centro you'll see a couple areas marked out like air craft carrier decks). I didn't think the jet noise was to bad but the local campers said that this morning was a mild sample, so my friends like Norine may not...

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Oct 17, 2014 - More Relaxing on the Beach

After all of the driving over the last couple of weeks, we decided to stay put this week and enjoy sitting on the beach this week except for a short excursion over to Cabrillo National Monument on Pt. Loma. There's not much to write about, just a bunch of pictures to post. The most exciting thing this week was the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group entered San Diego Harbor. The Nimitz and a couple of the destroyers sailed in and the cruiser USS Princeton is due in port next Tuesday. I could take another week here, but we need to head north....

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Oct 11, 2014 - We Made it!

We left Gila Bend this morning and crossed the Sonoran Desert, one of the hottest and driest places on earth, on I-8. West of Yuma, AZ I-8 crosses the Colorado River into California. California always welcomes you with a Department of Food and Agriculture road block to see if you are bringing any fruits or vegetables into the state that are infested with invasive species. The usual questions is "Do you have any fruits or vegetables?". They rarely inspect passenger cars or RV's unless you answer the question wrong. I did get inspected a...

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Mar 19, 2010 - Coronado Island - a Sailor's Dream

We left Escondido and headed down to Coronado Island, which is in the harbor at San Diego. I had made these reservations quite a while ago and thought I had picked a nice spot, but little did I know that we were going to have the prime spot on the beach. It is a state campground and offers no services (electric, water, sewer, etc.), but is right on the ocean. Not only was our site right on the beach, it was at the end of the campground next to the Naval Training Grounds so we had a beautiful view down the beach as well as right in front...

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Jun 27, 2009 - Harbor Ferry & More

Today we decided to take the ferry to Coronado Island. We wanted to get some great views of the city from the water. We only paid $6.50 each. We have already visited Coronado Island, so we just stayed on the ferry and rode back. It was a great way to see the city from the water. When we got back Vickie and Sammy had their pictures sketched. He did a great job on Sammy but had a bit too much exaggeration with Vickie. :-) After the sketch was finished, we decided to go back to La Jolla Beach. Vickie wanted to get better pictures of the seals....

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Jun 22, 2009 - Coronado Island & More

We have had another fabulous day in San Diego. We took Vickie and Sammy on a mini tour of Point Loma and Coronado Island. Vickie and Jerry enjoyed climbing down to view the tidepools while Sammy and I watched the boats sailing by in the Pacific. We also visited the Cabrillo Memorial and then headed to Coronado Island. Sammy is a Kentucky boy, and does not get a lot of time to swim at the beach. He loves it and had a wonderful time. We took him to the beach right behind the Coronado Hotel. It was fabulous!!! After we left the beach we...

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