Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
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It was a bittersweet morning as we breakfasted with Laura and Patrick and then walked together to the Subway station on Markham St for the last time. Toronto had been like a tonic for us - family, fabulous food and fun in a safe and friendly environment. The whole missing luggage saga aside, we felt happy and rested but equally sad and emotional as we said goodbye and set out on our next adventure.
A long day in transit ...
... on our helmets and peddled over to Mission Beach and followed the beachside esplanade all the way to Pacific Beach before turning for the RV Park. The atmosphere is lively but relaxed with many people walking , skating, boarding, and cycling . There are a lot of bars and restaurants with patios facing the beach adjoining the esplanade.
The next day was a day to go exploring. We hopped on a #30 bus to Old Town Transit Center then a #10 to the Hillcrest neighbourhood ...
... worlds leader in tuna catches. The tuna boats are all around the docks and the dock works started to unload the boats at 8:00am, tons and tons and tons of tuna, what a busy place. Karen and I took the shuttle from the ship to outside the port gates because you are not allowed to walk inside the port. We walked along the waterfront to the market where vendors were selling jewelry, clothing and lots of Panama hats. Panama hats are made in Ecuador and not in Panama, they are made of ...
... captainīs quarters and ready rooms According to us the most interesting parts of the ship were flight deck and lower decks where all the marines used to live, which is how it got its name "City at Sea". Besides rooms for highest-ranking officers and dormitories for regular marines there were chapel, kitchen, dining hall, barber shop, laundry and ironing room etc. We also attended a guided tour around the captainīs bridge (around 20 minutes).
In total we spent maybe ...
... guess, a meat restaurant. All the Strauss carnivores were very happy! With full bellies we concluded the day at our sleep destination - a friend's relative's house. So nice to be in a real home.
July 9, Tuesday - A week has passed full of tons of fun and exhaustion. Today we spent the day at Sea World. We saw four great shows (Shamu the whale, Cirque de la Mer, Sea lions, and the dolphins), went on two roller coasters, drank lots of ...