Thursday, March 5, 2015

Coastal Road Trip - Day 2

Our second day on this little road trip led us from Carlsbad to San Diego.  With so many stops in between, it took the better part of six hours before we checked in to our overnight accommodations.
A pretty neat place...
Following our Wednesday morning breakfast and coffees, we rolled out of here to points further south along the 101 coastal California highway.
Breakfast is enjoyed with a great view of the pounding surf
Several stops were made along the way.  And so many views were enjoyed.  The coast is a nice contrast to the desert views we enjoy back in the Palm Springs area.

Looking north towards Carlsbad.
Not having been here before, we knew that Hector would truly appreciate a stop at the famed Torrey Pines Golf Resort.  In fact, everyone enjoyed viewing the two golf courses along the sea. 
Pointing out the #16 hole on the South Torrey Pines course.
The weather was perfect for golf but only Hector and I would have been able to play a round. Our fellow travelers are not golfers.  That said, coffees were enjoyed before we drove off further south.
A beautiful and sunny Wednesday morning at Torrey Pines.
Our next stop was in one of the most beautiful small coastal cities in southern California.  La Jolla is just so stunningly attractive.  We hung out there for quite some time.
It was Trena's wish to spend some time at the famed Hotel on Coronado Island, across from San Diego harbour.  We arrived to enjoyed a lovely outdoor lunch on the beautiful terrace that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  We could not have asked for a more picture perfect day.
The grand dame of wood framed hotels; the Hotel on Coronado Island

The view from our wind protected seats on the veranda at the Hotel Coronado.
By mid-afternoon, we headed over the bridge back into San Diego to register at our hotel.
Downtown San Diego - photo taken while crossing the bridge from Coronado Island.
After checking in, we walked the harbour front. There are several tourists attractions there; including the famous USS Midway naval carrier.   Making our way east into the city  core led us to a quaint little Italian restaurant in the famed 'Little Italy'.  And the restaurant choices were numerous. And we heard no complaints from anyone in our group. 

Nice area
Little Italy in  San Diego's downtown core is highly recommended.
We'll report on our Thursday activities in the next blog.  With great weather, it seems fitting that our activities will involve plenty of outdoor fun.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Now thats sounds like one excellent road trip, enjoying your pictures and the amazing scenery right along with you.