San Diego, California, 14/03/2012

< previous
< homepage >http://www.biebesheimer.dehttp://www.biebesheimer.deshapeimage_4_link_0
next >San_Diego_Day_2.htmlSan_Diego_Day_2.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
< previous
< homepage >

La Jolla, San Diego, Cal.

Our rented Jeep Liberty: great car!

La Jolla: Sea Lions have adopted the children’s beach to bread!

Pelicans, squirrels and sea lions share the beaches and the cliffs in La Jolla.

Sea lions

Lunch at Rocky’s Crown Pub: their menu was very simple: Hamburger or Cheeseburger 1/4 or 1/3 lb.

Touring Mission Bay with our rented bicycles.

Our first day in and around San Diego

View of San Diego from Punta Loma, Cabrillo National Monument

Enjoying a margarita at the Cafe Coyote, Old Town.

14/03/2012: San Diego

We had to set our clocks again 2 hours earlier.  So we arrived at about midnight at our hotel "Old Town Inn" located very conveniently close to, well to ... the Old Town! But it is also close the airport and to Mission Beach etc. So this morning we got up to a pretty normal time although we had gone to bed at 1:30 a.m. We decided to follow the "Scenic Route" and our first stop was at La Jolla. We were amazed by the beautiful little town and the coast with its wildlife. We then continued our way along the coast and stopped at Mission Bay, rented bicycles and made a loop around the lagoon (1,5 hours, bike rental 10$ for 4 hours or 12$ for the whole day at Cheap Rentals). We had a lunch at the  Rocky's Crown Pub (delicious burger in a relaxed bar atmosphere, 20$) and then a smoothie at the cafe next door "Olive Cafe". We continued our tour to the peninsula Point Loma where there is the Cabrillo National Monument. Juan Cabrillo and his crew sailed in 1542 into this harbour and became the first Europeans to have set foot on the West coast of the USA. The park closes at 5 p.m. so we had to leave and  drove to our hotel, not without stopping at a bakery for a good coffee and a cinnamon roll. Julia made a half-hour siesta and at 6:30 p.m. we walked the approx. 500 m to the Old Town. This part of town has been restored in 1974 and is partly a State Park. As it closes at 5 p.m. we were not able to visit the non-comercial houses. Nevertheless everything is so well done and decorated that we enjoyed strolling around and seeing all the restaurants very busy. We had dinner at  Cafe Coyote y Cantina and drank 2 types of margarita (both were good) with our food (very good, 40$). That's is for today, while I am writing Volker is already deep asleep.