Category Archives: San Diego

Leisurely La Jolla

October 10, 2019 On this, the final day of our surprise trip, we had time to explore on our own. We took an Uber to La Jolla, about 12 miles from our hotel. It would have been possible to get … Continue reading

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Water and Windmills

October 9, 2019 Day two of our surprise trip started with a quick breakfast at Starbucks across from the hotel, so very convenient for someone who loves her Starbucks, even if I have to settle for decaf these days. While … Continue reading

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US Grant Hotel and Grill

October 8, 2019 We arrived in San Diego around 1:00 this afternoon, and headed to our hotel to check in. Located near the Gaslamp Quarter, the US Grant Hotel, built in the early 1900’s by Ulysses S Grant, Jr, and … Continue reading

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Surprise! Vacation Trip

October 7, 2019 My best friend and I will be embarking on another decade of our lives soon. To celebrate, we opted for a surprise trip with our spouses, using The Vacation Hunt, a company started by a young couple in … 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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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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