Sunday, February 17, 2013

Point Loma and Coronado Island

This past week we visited San Diego.  Our time actually only provided a 2-night, 1-day stay, but we tried to see as much as possible.  We walked from our hotel in Mission Bay to the nearest Starbucks, walking on the beach most of the way. 

We decided to visit Point Loma and Coronado Island, selecting just two sights of the many things to do in San Diego.

We saw one sea lion, many surfers, no gray whales, and miles and miles of Pacific Ocean.  Every vista was stunning.

gorgeous Pacific Ocean

tidepool areas at high tide

view of San Diego - notice the snow capped mountains

road to Cabrillo National Monument

one of my favorite pictures - endless ocean from a towering viewpoint

original lighthouse, no longer in use

crystal from the lighthouse

naval cemetery

We drove to Coronado Island, forgoing the ferry for the sake of time.  The beaches were empty, but the scenery was breathtaking.  We enjoyed the sun deck at the Hotel Del Coronado.  Perfect afternoon.

wide and beautiful beaches on Coronado Island

Hotel Del Coronado

soaking in the sun

we enjoyed watching this sailboat

our carnivorous feast at Phil's BBQ

We walked a lot!  It was about two miles each way to our Starbucks in the morning and we walked a few miles during our travels the rest of the day.  We enjoyed dinner at a San Diego staple, Phil's BBQ.  We arrived right before the line formed outside of the door.  We didn't feel one bit guilty about our baby-back ribs, bbq chicken,1/2 lb cheeseburger, fries, baked beans, coleslaw, and a whoopie pie.  It was a perfect day to see as much as possible in San Diego, CA.  Til next time......

1 comment:

  1. San second home ! Lisa and I went to a Mother/Daughter Christmas tea in the Hotel Del.....WOW ! ~~Aunt Sue