San Diego - July 2011

Decided to take a last minute trip to San Diego to avoid the oppressive heat in Tucson. Temperatures were reaching 115 degrees (46 Celsius) and it was time to find some more pleasant weather so off to San Diego we went. Once there we decided to take in the 4th of July fireworks show by going out on a harbor cruise ship and watching the fireworks from the middle of the bay. It was an awesome spectacle. The next day we decided to visit the mission at San Juan Capistrano. The grounds of the old mission are beautiful and it was a nice ride up the coast to the mission. On Wednesday, we opted for something different and decided to go up the mountains to visit the old mining town of Julian. This trip did not turn out as anticipated as it started to rain really, really hard about 1/2 hour after arriving. We ended up having some apple pie and ice cream, something the town is famous for, and then headed back to San Diego and on over to Coronado Island where we spent the rest of the afternoon at the Hotel Del Coronado beach.

July 4th

Decided to see the fireworks show in San Diego, something they are famous four. There are actually about 4 events on the main bay itself but we decided to take…

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July 5th

We decided to visit the San Juan Capistrano mission. The last time I was here I was a young boy so was looking forward to seeing the mission again and seeing…

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July 6th

On Wednesday, the sixth, we decided to do something different and decided to drive up Interstate 8 and headed up into the mountains to visit a little mining…

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