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:

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And its lily pond:
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We strolled over to the rose garden:
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A great morning spent amongst the beautiful San Diego architecture:
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And over to Coronado for lunch at the Sheerwater @ the Hotel del Coronado:
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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:
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An artist’s vantage point at La Jolla Cove:
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Pelicans and seals nesting on the rocks:
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Back in San Diego watching the America’s Cup boat Stars & Stripes tacking across the bay:
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Safe and sound back at the Palomar lobby in time for happy hour:
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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.
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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.
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