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A trip to sunny San Diego  ~~ March 2004 ~~
We had a roundtrip airline ticket that we had to use up before March 21, and  decided to put it to good use visiting a warmer and drier climate than that of St. Louis.  We settled on a short (4 day) trip to San Diego.  We arrived late morning on Sunday and left on Wednesday.  During that time we managed to see quite a bit of San Diego and paid a visit to Tijuana as well.  The weather was perfect.

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We checked into a downtown hotel, and managed to get a room with a view of the harbor.  A bit hazy, but at least it was sunny and warm.
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We started early Monday with a visit to Seaport Village and then worked our way along the Harbor.
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The aircraft carrier Midway is now anchored in the harbor.  This vessel saw duty until 1992, but after some renovations will be berthed permanently here in San Diego.
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The "Star of India"... also on display at the Maritime Museum
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This vessel was used in the film "Master and Commander".
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We take the trolley up to "Old Town".  Cherie tried to enlist in the "Mormon Battalion" but was turned away.  She then turned her energy to visiting the numerous shops in the area.
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She found the "perfect" gift at this little out of the way shop in Old Town.  Look at that smile.  Spending money makes her happy.  There was enough left for a great lunch at "Fred's Mexican Place".
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The trolley is a great way to see San Diego.  Here we are getting ready to board the trolley on our way to Tijuana on Tuesday.  It stops right at the border crossing.  We walked from there.
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Taking a break at a Tijuana eating establishment.  We probably walked more then 25 miles over the past 2 days. 
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Away from the hustle of the shops along the "Avenue De Revolucion", Cherie poses in front of this interesting structure.