July 27, 2009
A Lovely Day Spent in San Diego
I think lighthouses have a great mystery and adventure to them.
Saturday we set out to see one our closest local lighthouses, about an hour away, in San Diego County. We hit a tiny bit of traffic on the way - which is always the case since everyone wanting to enjoy the pleasures to the south (beaches, La Jolla, Sea World, Legoland, San Diego, Mexico) are all hanging out together on the I-5 South. Not a big deal. Traffic was slow, but moving. Good enough.
We finally reached our (my) primary objective of Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
One minor (or could be major to some) glitch: Signs are posted everywhere stating that "Animals must remain in cars." It's summer, folks, and that's not really an option. H, the best daddy in the world, volunteered to stay back at the car with "She Who Cannot Be Trusted," and my mo-in-law and I trekked up the hill to the lighthouse.
First of all, the panoramic view of the ocean was amazingly beautiful. It seemed like you could see not only the San Diego Coast, but the entire county. The Coronado Bridge was clear as a bell, and you could really appreciate the San Diego Skyline from that vantage point.
So, onward and upward we climbed to the lighthouse. Even though there were quite a few people there, I was still able to get some unobstructed views for pictures. I was also happy to be able to use my new (to me) Polaroid SX-70. The Polaroid prints are dreamy and vintage looking, and that's right up my alley.
After leaving the lighthouse, H was hungry and wanted to spend the rest of the day at Seaport Village - a great idea! He suggested that we stay for a few hours in order to miss any northbound traffic home.
Seaport Village is a great place to hang out. There are always vendors, fortune tellers, balloon artists, Henna artists and musicians, as well as shops and restaurants for everyone.
Oh, just so's ya know - San Diego Burger Company has awesome burgers. It's a definite "don't miss."
After having our lunch/dinner/coffee/cookie/ice cream and walking around the shops and harbor, we called it a day and came home tired and happy.
Another great weekend wrapped up in the memory box.