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Day 16

San Diego

After happy hour last night we headed out to a local Italian restaurant. Their menu consists of small & large sizes. Small is a meal for 2 persons and large is a meal for 4 persons. We struggled to find something we both wanted. That hurdle overcome, suddenly something funny was said and Darlene was laughing in a busy crowded restaurant. As is the case anywhere in the world, heads turned. The meal was ok, but even the two of us couldn't finish it.

We had breakfast upstairs on the roof again and then headed to the Horden plaza. We visited the Travelex currency exchange shop and left empty handed when they only offered 61 US cents per A$. It is more cost effective to withdraw from our savings in US$ at ATMs. We weren't sure where the hop on hop off bus stop was on the outside of the plaza. We spotted a bus and followed it to learn the location of the stop and were able to hop on the next one.

The driver provided an informative and interesting live commentary. So much better than the canned commentary you get on some of them. We stayed on for most of the circuit but got off at old town for lunch at Fred's Mexican canteen. We had a look around the shops there and bought a few last minute things. We re-boarded and competed the circuit. I would have liked to revisit the waterfront at Coronado but there wasn't time to do another circuit. Memo to self: next time start earlier to allow more time,

It was cool and sunny again but a few degrees warmer than yesterday, maybe 17 Celsius. It is approaching happy hour so I am getting this done early. The laptop is being packed in the luggage so this may be the final installment. If we have any good bits to share I'll do one more in a day or two. We pick up a hire car here in San Diego and drive the coastal road to LA, dropping the hire car off at that airport. We will leave around 10 and have till 8 pm to complete the 2 hour drive. So we have ample time to take in the scenery.

1: pic of San Diego skyline from bridge to Coronado
2: oldest hotel on Coronado opposite beach
3: pic of naval area with Mexican mountains in distance
4: air & space museum in Balboa park
5: the same type of vine we had at Mt Waverley

Posted by IanDarleneUK 16:54

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