Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
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... a small neighborhood east of hip, idyllic neighborhoods like North Park and Normal Heights. In my 20 + years of residing in San Diego I had never ventured into this area. Strange how moving 1,000 of miles away from home forces you to experience the parts of your hometown you may have otherwise never seen.
Upon reaching the end of Normal Heights, Kensington welcomed us with a large sign that stretched from a "bougie" Starbucks to the adjacent ...
... burgers but refuses to put either ketchup (aka tomato sauce for my fellow Aussies) or vodka on the menu. The decor is also very tongue in cheek with some irreverent burger pics and unusual taxidermy subject matter. Now, I'm not a beer drinker but I was assured by a number of regular patrons that even though this place does more than 20 beers on tap, not one of them should be removed! Oh, and there's another hidden gem ...
... got to the top where the cliff overlooks are we saw signs that said absolutely no food or dogs allowed, so I walked to the edge and snapped a couple of shots then we left. We were hoping to have lunch there, but oh well.
After that we headed on up Pacific Coast Highway towards Carlsbad to check out the campground right on the beach. I was so excited about this, but when we got there we found out they charge as much as it ...
... meals and slept in warm bunk houses. Some of us spent our full day at the bottom hiking the local creeks and canyons while others kicked back, reading and napping. No TV-no problem. It was fun to see people from several continents, ranging in age from 8 years to 70, playing parlor games and enjoying each other's company.
The rocks you see at the bottom of the Grand Canyon are approximately ...
... us a fortune in cabs- and don't forget about tips! The zoo is so big! First order once everyone arrived was a zoo bus tour. This takes you all around to give you an idea of where everything is, and narrated by the lovely driver. It gave us a chance to see some of the animals that are usually hiding during the day- they know their feed times and wait for their keepers - so we got to see some grizzlies in the morning that weren't out by the time we got back - you get the drift ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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