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.
We started early Monday with a visit to Seaport Village and then worked our way along the Harbor.
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.
The "Star of
India"... also on display at the Maritime Museum
This vessel was used in the film "Master and Commander".
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.
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
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.
Taking a break at a Tijuana eating establishment. We probably walked more then 25 miles over the past 2 days.
Away from the hustle of the shops along the "Avenue De Revolucion", Cherie poses in front of this interesting structure.