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Oct 13, 2014 - Relaxing at the Beach and Old Town San Diego

Yesterday we spent most of the day at Silver Strand. The state park is nestled in between two Navy facilities and is a couple of miles long. Since the last time we stayed here in 2012, they've added electric and water to each of the RV camping sites, but not sewer. It seems that there were a lot of bait fish schooling along the shore as there were a lot of pelicans diving into the ocean to catch the fish. Other birds including gulls, sand pipers, and other shore birds are common also. Along with the birds, there was a group of what looked...

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Feb 4, 2010 - Old Town San Diego

In 1769 Spanish settlers what’s now Presido Hill as the site of the first of California’s missions. After the Spanish soldiers began to leave the mission and the presido(fortress) the settlers moved to the foot of the hill. This area became the birthplace of San Diego. The area is now preserved as the Old TownSan Diego State Historic Park. It is now a mixture of museums, shops and restaurants that try to capture the energy of the Old Town between 1821 and 1872, although we were not sure that expresso was around at the time! In the early...

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