San Diego and Cabrillo National Monument

Since Tucson was so hot we decided to cut our time there short and follow our friends to San Diego for some cooler weather.  It’s funny, every time we say good-bye to them we end up meeting them again somewhere else.  We were not able to stay in the same campground this time, but we were only about 15 minutes away.  Our first night in the area we went over to Coronado Island to visit them.  The kids liked playing in the San Diego Bay and kayaking.  This was right behind their campsite.

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I enjoyed the spectacular sunset.  You really can’t beat the beautiful sunsets on the west coast.

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We stayed at a beautiful RV resort in Chula Vista just on the other side of the bay from our friends.  Not a bad place to spend a few days!

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I decided to attempt a bike ride from our place to our friend’s site on Coronado Island.  It was 20 miles round trip.  I rested for a little bit at Michele’s RV before heading back.  That was a hard ride and the only thing that kept me going was the beautiful view like the one below.  My aching legs were not very happy with me when I got back that evening.

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My favorite thing we did while in San Diego was visit Cabrillo National Monument.

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I don’t think I could ever get tired of looking at the amazing beauty of God’s Creation.  I am so thankful to be able to see sites such as these.

A view of San Diego across the bay from the national park.

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We hiked around the cliffs and tide pools which was incredible.

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The boys loved watching the waves splash against the rocks.

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After the hike we toured the Old Point Loma Lighthouse which was in service from 1855 until 1891.

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It turned out the lighthouse being up so high on the hill meant fog and low clouds hid the light from ships, so a new lighthouse was built at the bottom of the hill.

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The kids filled out the booklets to earn Junior Ranger badges while learning about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the Spanish explorer that this park is named after.

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They also enjoyed trying on some really heavy armor at the visitor center.

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After finishing our visit at the national park we drove over to see La Jolla (pronounced La-Hoya).  The boys loved the tide pools and feeling the waves splash on them.

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We loved visiting San Diego!  Such a beautiful area and near perfect weather.

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