Apr 07, 2014
! Cornoardo Island is the home of the Coronardo Hotel,the setting for the film ‘Some like it hot’ and the chosen accommodation for various US presidents and VIP’s. Needless to say we didn’t stay for a drink! We did, however, have snoop around. Coronardo is a lovely island with manicured gardens, pretty and very upmarket worth a day trip or short stay. On the way back to our hotel we stopped off at The Gaslamp area, the oldest part of Downtown. We also went to Old Town which is a bit of a‘disneyland/old town’ attraction where a Spanish festival was being held, lots of typical wild west architecture and buildings, the St Fagans of California!Day 3 we were sorry to be heading out of San Diego as feel that we could have spent longer here but prior to our departure we visited Point Loma, well worth an hour to stroll around the headland and get scenic views of San Diego. We then spent some time in Balboa Park home to the famous San Diego Zoo that we didn‘t visit but took the free trolley around the museums and gardens. Lovely gardens and old buildings where we had a nice coffee and wished we had longer before having to hit the road again.
We begin with apologies for not including the picture of Juicy on Route 66 in our last blog, admin error!!! You can catch up with the Juicy in the attached photographs.After three days in Juicy and a lot of negotiating/crying,Andy relented and a hotel was booked. We stayed on the quayside in the Shelter Island area of San Diego. This was a very good and convenient location. The local transport cost $7 for a day pass that was unlimited throughout San Diego and included buses and trolleys (trams/trains). We had pre booked a boat trip for the first day courtesy of Christina’s friends at PPU Cockett, this was AWESOME(see video). We saw lots of dolphins, seals (again how agile) and one Minke Whale. So thank you again as this was caught camera with another one of my lovely pressies. We then explored the Mission Bay area which is a lovely part of San Diego.Day 2 in San Diego we took the ferry to Coronardo Island, whilst waiting for the ferry we saw our first ‘doggy shoes’being modelled by a sleek Labrador hound, get ready British dog owners this could really take off!!