Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
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- Tennis Court
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Happy Birthday Gene! Our last day of vacation and what a wonderful trip it has been. We are at Nelson and Jackies and decide to go out for breakfast. The Bob's Big Boy that has been around since I was a kid is now the Black Bear Diner so we give it a try. Interesting northwest motif. Back to Nelsons. Gene and Nelson work a bit on the Jeep; Jackie goes to a Nerium meeting and the kids watch movies and ...
... walked through the actual park grounds. I saw the two largest fig trees ever, four different formal gardens - Desert, Rose, Alcazar and Zoro gardens along with the Lily Pond, an archery range, several fountains and listened to busker's that needed to audition and receive a license to play in the park. I next checked out the Hillcrest area, which is largely known for it's LGBT community, but there were two highly recommended second hand bookstores there that I ...
San Elijo State Beach is only 30 minutes from San Diego and a favorite for surfers and campers. It was recommended to us by some locals. We were lucky to get a beachfront site and only if we shared the site. That is no problem for family so we happily squeezed in. We were perched on a cliff overlooking the surf mesmerized by watching the surfers, ...
... realising this, we jumped off at the next stop only to be approached by 3 different people and 1 car which stopped, they were all pretty concerned for us, and stated "this is a BAD part of town" - we were pretty much stranded in the hood!!, so we got our skates on to the next bus stop. After a bit of sweating and keeping our heads down we were soon on our way to downtown LA.
We took a 3-hour Amtrax train down to San Diego, ...
... which takes you to pretty much everywhere in LA - beach, movie star homes (best i saw was the fresh prince house! all the others you can barely see cause theyve all got massive fences!), hollywood walk of fame, hollywood sign and view of la (didnt get as close to the hollywood sign as I would have hoped though) downtown, and universal studios (just the bit with shops/restaurants, think its called the city walk). So that was pretty cool, easy way to ...