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Sep 30, 2012 - Our Last Weekend in San Diego

This post is a wrap up of the week end’s activities in the San Diego area. We started Friday by visiting an RV show at Qualcomm Stadium. It was billed as the “Battle of the RV Dealers”. We were just passing the afternoon before meeting Don and Maggie for dinner, but before long we found a 33ft. 2007 Winnebago Adventurer with only 14,000 miles on it that was almost perfect. No king bed, but it had a computer desk in the bedroom. It was priced great and the longer we sat there the more they were offering for Winnie on a trade in (Don’t tell...

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Sep 26, 2012 - Imperial Beach to Coronado

We started the day headed to Border Field State Park. Mexico and the US fought a war in the 1840’s and when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago was signed in 1848, California was ceded to the US. California became the 31st state in 1850. A boundary commission defined the international border between Alta (present day California) and Baja California in Mexico. A marker was placed that marks the farthest western point of the boundary. Apparently the marker is cut in half by the rusty, corrugated border fence that was installed to prevent illegal...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Silver Strand

We arrived in the San Diego area on Sunday afternoon. On the way into town, we had lunch at a real DDD diner, the Studio Diner. It’s an honest to goodness NJ diner in Southern California. It was built on the lot of the movie and TV studio for Stu Seagall Productions to give the production staff a place to eat any time of the day or night. Apparently it’s the only production studio in San Diego. A couple of the movies that came from the studio are “Silk Stalkings” and “Renegade”. Can’t say that I’ve ever seen them, but then again, I don’t go...

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Sep 12, 2011 - Day 1 Imperial Beach

today we start our beaches tour starting at the mexican boarder at imperial beach, CA's most south beach: we also visited the dead end of CA's small towns a border town, san ysidro, with all the flavor of mexico without having to cross the border, a lively fun place with lots of mexican music and food... we will try to cover as many west coast beaches as we can (but mind you our east coast friends, none of the west coast beaches come close to being as nice for swimming and access as those on the east coast...the ocean is deep and very...

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Feb 6, 2009 - A very busy week!

Saturday January 31 we drove the 170 miles to San Diego to Bernardo Shores RV Park in Imperial Beach on the south west corner of San Diego Bay. We got set up and watched the sunset and sat out at Joan and Denny's site looking over the bay. Sunday we did a driving tour of the beach area close to our camping location and a drive out to Cabrillo National Monument. It was a beautiful day and we returned about 4pm to watch the Super Bowl game with the group. Monday we drove north along the Pacific coast up as far as Oceanside about 35 miles...

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Mar 13, 2008 - Day 40: Birding with the "big birds"

Off today we went to Tijuana Slough NWR south of San Diego in Imperial Beach. This is one of the key birding hot spots in the area. The situation, however, is that the NWR is wedged between a naval helicopter training area and the beach. We managed to find three Light-footed Clapper Rails while standing in a group of parents with about 10 preschool and school-age children. We then took a walk further into the refuge with three helicopters repeatedly flying overhead. Western Meadowlarks, burrowing owl, and more Belding's Savannah Sparrows...

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