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North America » United States » California » San Diego » Pacific Beach September 4th 2019

With 70 miles of picturesque beaches, San Diego is truly a seaside paradise for tourists. And what better time than the fall season to explore its amazing beaches when everything from the temperatures to the hotel prices and tourist density goes down. While La Jolla and Mission Bay have been prominent beaches in the area, there are plenty of other coastal stretches where you can spread your sheets and bask under the shining sun. Extending from the international boundary to the North County coastline, here are some of the hidden beaches of San Diego that will surely leave you stunned. #1 Border Field State Park This splendid beach gets its name from its location along the Mexican Border towards the southwest corner of the US. The Border Field State Park encompasses about one and a half-mile ... read more

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


Most everyone knows about the famous nude beach here in San Diego. Black's Beach is a legend of sorts. Besides it notoriety as a nude beach, it also sits near famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. But there might be more to this famous beach than meets the naked eye. First, Black's Beach is named after the thoroughbred horse breeding Black family. But the land was later sold, subdivided, and became La Jolla Farms. Black's Beach did not become a mecca for surfing until the Sixties. There are multiple routes to the beach, none very easy. Most require rock scrambling and a steep descent or climb. I would assume then, that getting there might best be accomplished while fully clothed, and wearing good shoes. The trail, as I mentioned is rather treacherous. So, leave it to the ... read more
Nice legs
Don't get a sunburn!


When we were kids, we thought San Diego might as well have been in another state. It sounded far, far away, like Hawaii or Alaska. We just never realized it was just down the road from one of our favorite childhood places, Disneyland in Anaheim. If only we looked at a map back then! Through the years, we spent many vacations in the San Diego area. We even thought about relocating there when I retired. During my working career, I had an office and company apartment in San Diego, and often flew down twice a month. Alas, we decided to stick closer to home. But I soon learned one thing, that perhaps saved or at least has prolonged my life. I found out that drinking and eating a big meal, even on a liberal expense account, ... read more
Little Italy food hall
Tin Fish in Gaslamp, near Petco

North America » United States » California » San Diego June 6th 2019

Die zwei wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten in San Diego waren für mich der Museumsflugzeugträger USS Midway und das historische Gaslamp Quarter. Nach dem Frühstück bin ich zunächst zu ersterem und habe diesen besichtigt. Ich war ja schon 1997 in New York auf einem Museumsflugzeugträger. Auch dieser hier in San Diego ist sehr interessant. Danach habe ich in einem empfohlenen mexikanischen Restaurant zu Mittag gegessen. Dabei habe ich drei Tacos bestellt. Dazu gab es Tortilla Chips. Von dort bin ich zum Gaslamp Quarter. Es ist das alte Zentrum von San Diego. Dort bin ich hindurch gegangen und habe in einem Starbucks wieder einen Frappuccino bestellt. Außerdem habe ich einen gewissen Vorrat an Wasser für meine geplanten Fahrten in der Wüste gekauft. Nun sitze ich wieder im Hotel. Ich mache auch gleich noch ein Foto meiner beiden Reiseführer für die ... read more
Museumsschiff USS Midway.
Historisches Gaslamp Quarter.
Historisches Gaslamp Quarter.

North America » United States » California » San Diego June 5th 2019

Heute habe ich Los Angeles verlassen. Die Stadt ist ja auch bekannt für eine gewisse Kriminalität und dem trauere ich nicht nach. Auch wenn mein Reiseführer schon angekündigt hat, dass Touristen damit normalerweise nicht in Kontakt kommen. Aber eine gewisse Armut ist bei vielen Leuten ersichtlich und nach den vielen teuren Kriegen und der Finanzkrise kein Wunder. Und College und Universitäten für den sozialen Aufstieg sind teuer. Ich glaube, mir hätte und hat niemand zum Studium ein Stipendium gegeben. Da verwundert es dann nicht, dass Donald Trump und Bernie Sanders relativ populär sind. Ich bin also nach dem Frühstück zur Metrostation und habe an dem übrigens zweisprachigen Automaten (wie zu erwarten hört man viel Spanisch in der Stadt) mein Ticket bis zur Union Station gekauft. Wo meine Autovermietung ist, das wusste ich ja bereits. Mit meinem ... read more
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
Aussichtspunkt unterwegs.

North America » United States » California » San Diego » Coronado March 31st 2019

Carmen Sandiego is a series of American educational mystery video games which spawned an edutainment franchise of the same name. The game released in 1985, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, triggered both the video game series and the franchise as a whole, which has continued up to the present day. Each game of the series has a particular theme and subject, where the player must use their knowledge to find url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carme... read more


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. 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 an office here back in the 70s, as well as access to a company apartment, which I ... read more
Point Loma seafood
Famous Over the Line tournament

North America » United States » California » San Diego February 4th 2019

San Diego's beautiful weather, white sanded beaches and clear waters attract thousands of people each year. This amazing paradise is perfect for a great holiday, but even here you can get in trouble. As psychologists say we are most at risk of dangerous behavior during holidays, here are the biggest mistakes you can make while in San Diego, nicknamed American's Finest City. Drinking on the beach San Diego beaches may be heaven on earth, especially after a long drive, but make sure you don't drink while sunbathing. If you do, you will end up with a fine and a ticket, as drinking is only allowed at the beachfront bars. In this case, it would help to hire a SAN DIEGO attorney, especially if you were trying to pretend your Coke bottle... read more
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North America » United States » California » San Diego December 13th 2018

We had one day at sea after we left Cabo and the most exciting thing that happened that day was that we finally won the quiz!! We had been tied twice before and lost on a tie breaker and had been close several times but this day we cracked it. Our friends from the UK,Helena and Mark Smith,were great and we got 12/15 on a fairly tough set of questions. Much to our delight we were the last team with hands up when they called the number 12 . The prize was a Mimosa each( champagne and orange) but it was the honour and the glory that mattered. The next morning we arrived into San Diego. We all had to present ourselves with passports and forms in hand to custom inspectors on board but that went ... read more
Star of India
Ships in the Maritime Museum
More of the Maritime Museum




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