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North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla August 3rd 2019

Let's see how much San Diego has changed since 2012. From 2012: The eighth largest city in the US is San Diego. It is also the site of a three game series between our San Francisco Giants, and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in downtown San Diego. I have attended games at the old Jack Murphy Stadium, now called Qualcomm Stadium over in Mission Valley. The climate is mild, the city/suburban area is close to Mexico, and the Navy has a presence, which began back in 1901. Lately, biotech and golf club manufacturers have taken over the areas north of San Diego. One of my favorite golf venues, Torrey Pines is located up the road in La Jolla. It is always rated in the top ten public golf courses in the country. I had ... read more
My Giants won 2 of 3!!!
I Love Petco
A sushi burrito, only in San Diego

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla June 24th 2016

We are heading back west to LA nearly completing our California/Oregon/Washington/Montana/Wyoming/Colorado/Arizona/Nevada (phew!) loop. Leaving Silverton we headed to Mesa Verdi National Park. This park is different from other US parks in that its main aim is to preserve the buildings of the ancient Puebloans, who settled here in the 13th century, staying only about 75 years. They left behind unique mysterious dwellings built into the cliff face, added to the fact that we had to drive high into these hills that overlook the surrounding plains, building and living in these dwelling must have presented great challenges. They would have farmed food and kept their animals up on the top plains, then climbed down into their dwellings. After stopping at various overlooks and the museum we drove back down the hills for an overnight stay in Cortez. ... read more
Paris in Vegas
Panda at Breakfast-San Diego Zoo
Route 66 Diner

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla February 23rd 2014

The emotion associated with leaving people and the place that you have lived for the past 20 years is of course huge, but this blog is not about that personal side of events, but rather about what comes from motorcycling to clear ones head for what lies ahead in life. This blog is about a 2500 mile motorcycle trip and what happens on the way. Its about the sheer joy of motorcycling through the ups and downs that occur on any long trip and the people that share that trip with you. The trip today is all about route 8 east which I joined from route 67 having left Poway (where I live for now) by what I would call the back route - that is away from the coast. It strange to be traveling the ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla November 30th 2013

I made my way to La Jolla Cove to see the seals and wildlife. It was my first time to the ocean (however I did not go in it). I guess people say that there is a special smell in the area because of the seal life. I did not get that aroma but I have no sense of smell to tell you otherwise. It was nice to see seals in their natural habitat. I notice that there were scars on a few of them but there was definitely heavy scars on one of them that was beaching on a rock. Can you imagine the rough life (s)he has had so far and still managing to be around? The seal was alive, breathing, moving. But just the harm to him. A lot may be unintentional (boat ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla June 15th 2012

I did not go for walk in the morning. R went. Amma called as usual at 7.30. Spoke to her since R had given me the phone. At 9.30 Sri, Shanthi, AJ, R and myself left for San Diego to see AJ's college. Reached before 11.00. College tour started at 11.10..a walk tour around the college campus that went on till 12.45! At just the second stop near the International Student Center i decided to discontinue the tour and stayed back. Had our lunch at the food court at the college. Then proceeded to downtown SanDiego. Saw the Hotel Del Coranado, built in 1884, a sea-side resort. It is made of wood and has a beautifully unique architectural style. Since it is a hotel of historic interest there were many visitiors like us walking around and ... read more
Outside Food Court
Picture 939
Tour Guide

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla July 26th 2011

Today is our only full day in San Diego, which is a shame as we both LOVE it here and there is loads to do! We decided to go to a beach for the day as we saw loads from the train on the way here, and were recommended to go to La Jollla as it has interesting wildlife. The place was absolutely beautiful with cliffs and little beaches nestled in amongst them and we found one which had some rocks a few metres out with a seal on it! To quote 1 girl that we heard: ''the sand is so soft... like angels''. Well I'm not even sure I know what an angel feels like, but the beach was pretty nice. There were about 3 seals playing in the surf really near to the beach ... read more

This has been a highly anticipated day; sea kayaking down in La Jolla.. This is a very picturesque beach town just north of San Diego with a fantastic beach. There are caves along the coast and when the conditions are right you can go into the caves. When we hit the beach the waves are slightly higher than the 3 ft. and we watch the kayakers try to launch into the waves. We are trying to get pointers so that we are not one of those that capsize in the breakers. After a very short instruction we launch into the ocean and hope for the best. I'm in the front and when the first wave hits us the nose of the kayak is pointing to the heavens and I am flying off the seat and hoping ... read more
The CA "5" can you believe it.
The shores of LaJolla
Sunning seals

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla June 19th 2011

We are about to embark on an incredible road trip visiting several of the Western States National Parks with a side trip to San Francisco and a wedding (our daughter's) in Portland, Oregon. Join us as we travel to Yosemite, San Francisco, the Redwood Forest of Northern California, and onto Portland for Alaina and Matt's wedding on July 3rd. From there we will travel across Idaho and Montana to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, Canyon Lands, Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon and finally the wilds of Las Vegas. We'll do our best to share with you our adventures and memories of the summer of 2011.... read more

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla January 14th 2011

...rough night for Reubs with it ending up with us watching cartoons at 4 am. I just don't get Pokemon! Complaining now of tooth ache...suspected he was just misreading the pain from his ear and sinuses but the pain medications were not assisting. One good aspect to the start to the day was the travel insurance company emailled us e-tickets for our return home, Qantas on the 15th so only one more night here before we can get home and in particular get the little guy fixed up and comfortable at least in his own surroundings. Only downer, and not a significant one, is that the flight is at 11:30 pm so long day and long night - but it will get us home. If Reubs was 100% the delay would not be an issue but ... read more
The little Princess..

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla January 12th 2011

...started the day out in Los Angeles after a good nights sleep for the patient. Only woke once for pain meds at 1.30 am and then went straight down again... Up at 7am and decision time... what to do! Travel agent is on New Zealand time, travel insurance is in Singapore (we think) so co-ordinating contact and planning is proving just a little difficult. Big ups to the travel agent, Fiona, she is doing an awesome job to help out. Situation is that the boy still ain;t up to travelling and both the doctor and the travel insurance people are advising against travelling for another couple of days and on top of that he is still in some discomfort. Decision made - we simply cannot travel. Having said that it will be frosty day in hell ... read more

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