Last day on the coast
Trip Start May 07, 2011
20Trip End Nov 09, 2011
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Where I stayed
Travellers Inn & Suites, Chula Vista
What I did
Picked up new car: Ford Edge
Narrowly avoided complete rottenness that is a Chevrolet Impala
Sat in Memorial day weekend traffic
Drove coast road to San Diego
Ate lunch at the marina
Drove through San Diego
Thankfully they found us a Ford Edge instead. This was such a relief. Neither of us wanted to be stuck with the Impala for 18 days! The Ford Edge is a mid-sized SUV which is infinitely more comfortable and has another 3.5 litre V6 engine. The engine and gearbox are much smoother than the Mustang's. It's very heavy though so it doesn't like corners stopping in a hurry
After leaving the hire car place, we immediately hit L.A. Memorial weekend traffic. At least the car has a decent stereo. We drove slowly down to San Diego but didn't stop anywhere on the way. The sky was mostly overcast today and all the beaches were packed with Memorial weekenders. We spent an hour or two randomly driving across San Diego. Pretty city.
We ate lunch at a marina with a view across to the tall buildings of San Diego. Matthew had Cioppino which came with large crab claws. Fiddly to eat but tasted good.
Drove through historic gas lamp district of San Diego before ending up in nearby Chula Vista for the night.