Category Archives: California

All Good Things

Sadly, must come to an end. Thursday, December 14, 2017 On our last day here in Carlsbad, we walked the beach to enjoy our last taste of warmth before heading back home. Although relatively cool here, with high temperature of … Continue reading

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San Diego History Lessons

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Dave and Kathy took us to Old Town San Diego this morning, on yet another sun filled day. Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer, landed here in 1542 and named the site San Miguel. However, Gaspar de Portolà i … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Center

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Today we visited the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, aka the Olympic Training Center. One of three Olympic Training Centers in the US, this one opened in 1995 to serve athletes training for the Olympic and … Continue reading

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Beach Days

Sunday, December 10, 2017 Today, we drove up the coast to Laguna Beach, which is known for its many art galleries as well as beautiful beaches. Every year from mid-November to mid-December, there is a Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art & Craft … Continue reading

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Coronado Island

Saturday, December 9, 2017 We met friends, Dave, Kathy and Susan in San Diego, and headed to Coronado Island with them. Coronado Island is across the bay from San Diego. It was mapped in 1602, and named by Sebastian Vizcaíno, … Continue reading

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Rhinos, Giraffes and Cheetahs, Oh My!

Friday, December 8, 2017 Last night, I was concerned that the San Diego Zoo Safari Park might not be open today, as it is only about 25 miles away from the wildfires that have been raging north of us. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Smoke

Thursday, December 7, 2017 We visited Butterfly Farms in nearby Encinitas. The farm was established in 2013 to study the relationship of pollinators and butterflies, concentrating on the Monarch Butterfly. There is a 2,000 square foot Vivarium (butterfly free flight house,) … Continue reading

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