San Diego – Day 3.

We had a blast last night.  Today we set out for Balboa Park in the morning, and Coronado in the afternoon.

One of my favorite places in Balboa Park is the botanical gardens:

And its lily pond:
We strolled over to the rose garden:
A great morning spent amongst the beautiful San Diego architecture:
And over to Coronado for lunch at the Sheerwater @ the Hotel del Coronado:

Then we went to a nearby art street fair, and grabbed a late dinner at the bar in the hotel.

A LOVELY day, indeed!

La Jolla!

Today we set out for La Jolla beach, rented bikes, enjoyed a picnic on the shore.

Pelicans flying overhead at La Jolla Shores:
An artist’s vantage point at La Jolla Cove:
Pelicans and seals nesting on the rocks:
Back in San Diego watching the America’s Cup boat Stars & Stripes tacking across the bay:
Safe and sound back at the Palomar lobby in time for happy hour:
Dinner tonight at Cafe Chole.  Didn’t get a picture of the restaurant, but the food and the service was excellent.

Back at the penthouse, there was table dancing into the wee hours.  No photos here, but what a fun time!

Girls’ trip!

Sort of spur-of-the-moment, but with just-enough planning, I left today on a girls’ weekend to San Diego with Lori, Doray, Laura, Ann and Irene.   Here are some sights from today.

We flew Southwest – my first time on that airline.  Ended up with a window seat.IMG_1167 We had reservations at the Palomar Hotel in the Gaslight district.  AAAWESOME!!!!  No complaints on the lodging.
Dinner at Croce’s restaurant Thursday night.  Good jazz, kind of loud, and very busy.  BTW, they are not closing, they are moving, so check them out in their new location.