Thursday, July 11, 2013

San Diego part 1

We finally did it! We went on our anniversary--seven years late :) Ben and Kyra went to San Diego the first week of April without the kids. Grandma and Grandpa Davis were kind enough to fly out and watch the kiddos. And boy did those cute grandkids of theirs keep them busy.
First thing we did there was go to the San Diego temple. It was a great way to start off the trip.

 Next we strolled along La Jolla beach. It was beautiful and the seals were lots of fun to watch. What cumbersome animals they are on land, but they are very graceful in the water.

 And we could not forget the rental car that Ben enjoyed driving around on our trip!
 We visited Old Town twice. There was a lot of little shops and museum places to spend time poking around in.

 This was a cute old fashioned store, complete with wicker baskets to put your merchandise in.
 We ate at several Diner, Drive-ins, and Dive places--most of those are on my I-phone, along with pictures of our condo and motor boat tour so I'll do a separate post when I can figure out how to get them on here!
 We took a late evening drive to see the sunset on the ocean and ended up at Sunset Cliffs.
 We saw a surfer coming up some stairs so Ben wanted to see where the stairs led...Kyra wasn't so trilled with the idea.
 We climbed to the bottom of this...
 Look at him out there on the wet slippery rocks, with the tide rolling in...
 Yep. He got wet.
 And he used a house's shower along side the road to clean up.--not sure if that was trespassing or not. Maybe it was kind homeowners who thought building it on the corner of their lot would allow it to be shared? Who knows!
 We also visited Hotel Del Coronado. It is huge and boy is it expensive to stay there! But the beach was nice.
 We even got our feet wet. It was COLD!
 Another morning we did a hike at a state park by close to the Torrey Pines Golf Course. The road up to the trail was very steep and long and then when we got to the top we saw there was a parking lot up there! Oh, well we burned some much needed calories.
"Watch out for Mountain Lions!"

 Some of the hiking trails.
 AND Ben's favorite part of the trip--visiting Torrey Pines Golf Course. Maybe next time he can play or watch a tournament there.

 We also saw Sea Port Village, which was a bunch of small shops by the San Diego Bay.
 These baby ducks sure drew a crowd. The kids would have liked watching them waddle around.

 And once again we thought a visit to Balboa Park was a must. Love the architecture!

 And the thousands of beautiful flowers that could be found everywhere.

Well that was the trip in a nutshell. The second part will be posted soon with all the pics taken on the Iphone. You know you want to see the yummy food, couple pics, the condo, our Bay Tour on a motor boat, and more! So just stay tuned.

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