Tuesday, September 28, 2010

San Diego Coast

One of the reasons I wanted to come to San Diego for a get-away, was to have a reprieve from the hot summer weather of Southern Utah.
Now I'm wondering if we brought the triple digit temperatures with us.
Yesterday marked the hottest day ever recorded in San Diego and LA.

I'm still getting used to the idea that we have no agenda. No children to keep busy or others to plan around. We can get up when we want, drive to an area that catches our eye, and stay as long as we wish.
We are enjoying the luxury of being spontaneous.
(my children might claim this is a new word in my vocabulary)

With a packed picnic lunch, we leisurely stopped along the cliffs of La Jolla where the cool ocean breezes made for a perfect day.

While the tide is out, the rocky crevices hold an amazing array of sea life.

Coral, sea anemones, crabs...

and very unique rock formations.

Later in the afternoon we drove down to Point Loma, near the Southern tip of California. From here you can see the San Diego skyline in one direction, and Tijuana, Mexico in another direction.

On September 28, 1542 (exactly 468 years ago today), Jean Rodriguiz Cabrillo became the first European to set foot on the West Coast of the United States.

In celebration, reenactments of Cabrillo's landing are currently taking place.

I was a little nervous letting Mr. Cactus near some of the actor's props.


Sherri said...

Oh...it's so beautiful there...even if hot! I absolutely cannot believe it's supposed to be 105 here today...at the end of September!

Jana said...

Looks like you are learning how to be empty nesters! It's an adjustment but one where you begin to enjoy being with just your hubby again! Have a wonderful trip!

Lois Evensen said...

How beautiful! And, it is so cool that you were there during the re-enactment. Great images. Thanks for sharing.

Material Mary said...

I've enjoyed your photos of your trip. San Diego is really beautiful. Love the pictures of the temple. You got some really cool shots. Enjoy your trip and most of all be safe.

Nanette Merrill said...

I can nearly almost smell the sea. When I saw the shells in the wet sand, the smell came to me. Love it.

Shaunab said...

I love San Diego and your pictures are just beautiful. Keep them coming...

SewCalGal said...

Very cool that you made it to Point Loma Lighthouse when the Cabrillo re-enactments were going on. I hadn't even paid attention to realize that was happening. LOL!


Nicole said...

You are making me homesick. I hope you are having a lot of fun and if anyone deserves a little relaxation, you do.

Carol said...

OMG it's so pretty there. I'm so glad you're having a wonderful time!

AnnieO said...

Sorry the heat followed you! Luckily today was so much cooler, though humid. That ocean is plenty cold tho! I read that anniversary about Juan Cabrillo today in our paper--amazing that over 460 years have passed since then! Seems like you're having a good time :)

dee said...

I'm so enjoying your vacation Nedra.
Thanks so much for these posts, especially the ones showing the beautiful Temple.
Hope things cool down a bit for you.