Category Archives: San Diego

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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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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Balboa Park

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 We met our new friends, Dave and Kathy, at Balboa Park this morning. It was a perfect day for wandering around this beautiful city park, which sits on 1,200 acres, and includes 15 museums, 17 gardens, several … Continue reading

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