Howard Johnson Express Inn National City/San Diego South
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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What a day of ups and downs. So this morning we had our alarms set for 8am to pack and check out of our hotel have breakfast and pickup our hire car... Well let's just say things didn't go according to plan , obviously jet lag had gotten the better of us we slept through our alarm till 10 rushed to pack up our room, no shower , no food, just straight to pick up our hire car So driving in America , one of the most scary experiences of my life it took as just over 2 hours ...
... It was a bit high on the point and could not always be seen in fog so a new one was erected further below. There is a monument in this area of Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo who landed here in 1542 fifty years after Columbus first landed on USA soil. The whole area has been created a national park with great walks if only we had the time! You pass through another naval establishment to get here. After a cloudy start the ...
... We had NO idea this was the lay of the land here.
talk about crowded at old town. Parking on the street was hard to find. You basically ride around until someone moves. Even further away is full. Here we met Tara, Ed's great niece and Susan's cousin. We have not seen her since she grew up. She is now married to a sailor presently at sea. We enjoyed a great Mexican lunch. It was not too spicy for me so I loved it. Later we went to her house to ...
... we could tolerate being outside again, and we made ample stops. Our first of which was a second breakfast one mile from our host, where we all consumed enough to be food for an entire day for a normal person, but for a Bike & Builder it was simply enough to hold us over until lunch. After a 2hr breakfast where I actually ran into someone from Elmhurst, IL where I had lived last two years (small world!) we walked outside to find Breezers ...
... as they usually have a children's menu with healthy options including fruit and vegetables. Many times they offer crayons and an activity sheet to keep them occupied until the food arrives. Tonight, Poppy's meal was free.
During our evening walk, we came across a concert featuring Mexican dancers - two women and two small boys who were excellent dancers. The music was great and the dancing was excellent. A great way to let a meal digest!