Friday, December 8, 2006

Our Day at the Beach - San Diego

Does this say "beach town", or what? We took off this morning for a day in San Diego with our friends Dick and Carol Schneider. Their friend Nancy lives in San Diego, and we all piled into her Suburban for a sightseeing tour.

Lunch was the first order of the day. Carol had fuzzy but fond memories of the Tin Fish Cafe at the end of the Imperial Beach pier, so we started our tour there.

Odel had fish and chips; I ordered a shrimp taco with a calamari taco as backup.

Carol's memories were right; excellent food in a great location. Pelicans skimmed the waves as we sat at an outdoor table washing our fresh fish down with white wine Dick had hidden away in a cooler bag. These people have their priorities straight.

Next stop was Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument. This is the lighthouse there, high on a bluff overlooking San Diego on one side, the Pacific on the other. The "marine layer" was rolling in on a bracing breeze and the sun was low in the sky - pretty, but we didn't linger too long.

By the time we got to our last stop, La Jolla, it was dark. We just rolled along in the Suburban, finishing off the wine with cheese, apples, nuts and chocolates - a rolling feast provided by our fabulous guide/driver. All the fancy stores and restaurants of La Jolla were decorated and lit for Christmas, the palm trees wrapped in twinkling lights... I don't think it would have been prettier in daylight.

An excellent day trip.

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