Very excited to visit Cathy and Don in San Diego, a Chicago reunion before our Thanksgiving holiday together with Jamie in Palm Springs!
Arrived the afternoon of Thurs 11,19 after a nice and easy (and fast) drive. Cathy and I walked to the shore right along Torrey Pines and ended up all the way in Del Mar where we promptly found a Mexican place with chips and margaritas!
San Diego Zoo (Fri, 11/20)
Snow Leopard and Giant Panda!
Koala, Porcupine, & Kangaroo
Secretary Bird and Jaguar
Sailing! (Sat, 11/21)
What a treat! Cathy and Don rented a boat along with their friend Chris. We ended up in a regatta! What a great day!
Heading out – motoring, little wind, nice views of the city!
We find ourselves in more company – and then all of a sudden every boat has a spinnaker. Mistakenly, we are in a regatta! Our sailors Don and Chris did a fantastic job navigating through the pros!
Objects are closer than they appear!
Heading back to the marina – enjoyed the ‘sunset reflection’!
Hotel del Coronado (the ‘Del’) – Coronado means crown in Spanish – it’s definitely a royal experience!
Torrey Pines State Park – hiking and breathtaking views! (Sun, 11/22)
2nd hike – Beach Trail – so unique and a nice reward at the end of the trail!
La Jolla – seals and sea lions – they weren’t out in abundance today but glad I got to see a few! (Sun, 11/22)
The road home – took the San Bernadino mountain route starting in Temeculah then passing through Idyllwild – gorgeous!