As I mentioned in our previous blog we have been acting as tour guides of the San Diego area since our daughter Katie and her boyfriend Brooks are here for a visit. The day they flew in they stayed their first three nights in an Air BnB which we had no previous experience with They found a wonderful place to stay at a great price and the couple who hosted them were very welcoming. They really enjoyed their time there and we were delighted when the couple gifted them with some delicious Satsuma tangerines from their backyard tree.
On day 4 they moved over to our RV so things became a bit cramped in Abbey we all navigated our way around in around 400 square feet. This was Brooks first time to San Diego so we wanted to share the sights and sounds of this awesome city. One must-stop for all travelers is a visit to the huge cross at Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial. Not only is the memorial interesting but there are no finer 360 degree views of the surrounding area of greater San Diego than from atop this peak.
From atop visitors can see into Mexico and the city of San Diego to the south. Also visible are La Jolla, Torrey Pines, University of San Diego and many other features. We also looked down into Mission Bay where we are staying and saw the beautiful coastline from Pacific Beach down to Coronado Island. This was a great spot to point out all the places we were either going to visit or already had.
Brooks is an avid golfer so of course we had to take him over to see one of the most famous public courses in all of America, Torrey Pines. This magnificent and very scenic golf course sits atop some shear coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Two championship 18-hole golf courses can be found here as well. Brooks found a souvenir Torrey Pines shirt and we wandered around the course a while to take pictures before moving on.
We also spent some time walking around downtown Gaslamp District of San Diego taking in all the sights including a stop near Petco Ballpark. Of course no visit to San Diego is complete without a stop at the Saturday Little Italy Farmer’s Market. This is one of the largest markets we have visited during our travels however the Portland Oregon market is still our all time favorite.
We have plenty more to see and do with Katie and Brooks before Brooks has to leave to fly back to North Carolina…
NOTE: We will be here at Mission Bay RV Park in San Diego California until December 4th.