Thursday, January 14, 2010

More San James

Part of the Pacific Beach hike and bike way.
What you do in sunny San Diego in January.
Look at those surfers!!
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
San Diego from Point Loma
US Navy submarine base.
The Gaslamp Quarter

We continued to enjoy the warm San Diego weather and the sights of this beautiful city. We drove a portion of the 59 Mile Scenic Drive to see the surfers, the beach and the Torrey Pines that are unique to this area. The drive took us through several neat little beach communities like La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach before arriving at Point Loma. The point, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, as well as, the huge harbor and Navy facilities. The Cabrillo National Monument at the end of the point honors Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who, in September 1542, was the first European to explore this area. The national monument has a restored lighthouse, old military coastal installations and a tidal pool area to explore. We went to the Gaslamp Quarter, an area of neatly restored old buildings with many shops and restaurants. At The Field, an Irish Pub, we listened to San Diego style Irish music with a group that included a great nine year old and a Japanese American playing the fiddle. They were great. Another day we took advantage of the area's extensive bicycling routes and rode out to the ocean and along the beach. We did take a drive through Balboa Park and put it on the list of spots we want to visit when we return to this beautiful area. When we do return, we will not be staying at the Santa Fe RV Park. Read the review to find out why. This was are last stop in California as we will be heading to Quartzite, AZ. We really, really enjoyed our stay in California. It has such a great diversity of things to do and see, from it's awesome natural beauty to the huge cities and quirky small towns.

1 comment:

MarkandRenita said...

KInd of hard to see the surfers with all the bikini clad ladies blocking the view?