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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Skyline as seen from the Marin Headlands - California

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Touring San Diego on the Trolley

Thursday was the only day I had free from the cardiologist. . .
so touring San Diego is the way to go. . .
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as always. . .love those trolleys. . .
someone else who knows where they are going does the driving,
we sit back and enjoy the ride. . .

$35 pp was a little ouchy. . .
but doable for an all day, hop on/hop off. . .
California 2015, San Diego CA, Old Town Trolley Tour, John Roberts, Sharon Roberts, RV Friends, Evans, David, Janice 2

Sharon and John Roberts, originally from Tacoma Washington
joined in for the all the fun. . .
We met them last year in Michigan. . .
it’s been fun to be parked next door this trip. . .

(thanks for sharing the pic Sharon)

off we go. . .
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San Diego Harbor. . .
USS Reagan - Naval Station - San Diego California
but most importantly. . .the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier
which our awesome nephew and Navy Sailor Nicholas calls his home away from home. . .

Any other time we could have taken a tour. . .but it’s been under wraps
having some painting and repairs done, so alas. . .couldn’t happen. . .boo hoo!

at least I got to see it this time. . .when we were in Newport News it was out on maneuvers. . .

cannot seem to get our timing down. . .rats!
USS Midway Museum - San Diego Harbor

anyway. . .the tour continues. . .
the USS Midway Naval Museum. . .available for your viewing pleasure. . .
USS Reagan as seen from the Coronado Bridge  San Diego Harbor  San Diego Skyline 
The USS Reagan. . .the San Diego Harbor. . .and the San Diego Skyline
as viewed from the Coronado Bridge. . .

 
Pacific Ocean

the Pacific Ocean. . .as viewed from Coronado Island
the first place we chose to get off and explore. . .and have lunch!
Coronado Island, as you can imagine, is a tourist mecca. . .
with all the requisite touristy things provided. . .
but very, very beautifully done. . .

I could see driving over, and spending an entire day or more exploring. . .
plenty of parking available. . .really lovely,

The Mexican Food place where we had lunch
was reasonably priced and had good food. . .

Okay. . .we are revived. . .more exploring to do. .  .
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Hotel Del Coronado was way high on the list of must see places. . .
absolutely lovely. . .and rooms start at only $450 per night. . .
a bargain for sure. . .right?
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back to the real world of the trolley for us peons. . .

it really was a great tour

we saw Balboa Park
the Gas Light District
Little Italy. . .

some things I’m sure I’ve forgotten. . .
it’s very difficult to get pics out the window of a moving vehicle. . .
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but one of the most interesting things we did all day
was our visit to the Mormon Battalion Historic Site
once we returned to Old Town. . .
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it was very dark, and these pics do it no justice. . .
but it was a very well done re-enactment of the
Mormon Battalion’s March from Iowa to California. . .
very reminiscent of great Civil War Activities we have attended. . .

4D graphics. . .our seats shook. . .the wind howled. . .holograms of folks
talking to us and interacting with us. . .so great. . .highly recommend. . .
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John was a very, very willing volunteer to play dress up. . .LOL!
California 2015, San Diego CA, Old Town Trolley Tour, John Roberts, Sharon Roberts, RV Friends, Evans, David, Janice
what a great day with good friends. . .

onward to our next adventure. . .

see you next time in Old Town Temecula. . .

’til then,
Janice and Dave