Days Inn Oceanside at the Coast
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... and headed north on CA 163 to I-805. The upside was I found Miramar National Military Cemetery. I pulled off and rode through the cemetery. There were families there sitting in front of graves and there was a section of new places with temporary markers. I had to stop. There was a family there just staring at the plot. This choked me up.
This stuff is real, active, and the reason we need to keep supporting our military ...
... and dogs. Here is a pic of Sue and Dexter walking the beach. He and Charlie really enjoyed the sand and chasing the gulls. Bad news is we were told a few minutes after this pic that it was illegal to have dogs on the beach and would yield a $300.00 fine if we were caught. So back to the sidewalk:)
The beach is well maintained. So ...
... out over the beautiful sweeping bridge to Coronado Island where we did a quick drive around (very neat and tidy with a fancy hotel and a nice beach, but for the rest not too much of interest). We then drove to the Old Town which was so horribly touristy that we didn't even get out of the car and drove on downtown to the Gaslamp Quarter where we wandered around a bit before having some happy hour cocktails in a cocktail bar followed by ...
... do the drive instead of 1 1/2). I am torn on whether I'd revisit LA - there is a lot we didn't get to see, so I could see spending another 3 nights there. I think we saw everything in San Diego. So if I could get in another 4 nights in SF, 3 in Yosemite, 3 nights for the PCH and 3 nights for LA, I'd be content. Sounds doable! It was great having the car, other then LA, traffic was for the most part fine.
... the ocean. along with a few events like the Harbor Festival and my favorite, the Sand Castle competition where people were building monster size depictions of favorite imageries as well as movements that the company sponsoring the artists were all about. They were magnificent and really creative! He showed me the naval base and a few other things around town and then we caught a cab back to Clairemont where we ate dinner with my family. We talked ...