Southern CA Coast – San Diego, La Jolla


We drove across to San Diego and toured the coast, including La Jolla – while Tiger Woods was just north of there playing The Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines.  On the drive over we saw a long valley full of windmills:


We were also very interested to see the hotels now using compact fluorescent bulbs in their lamps.  This drive has been during intense political debates – and we couldn’t help noticing this rooftop debate that mimiced what we had been listening to – we’ll leave “name the bird” to the reader:


To get a balanced viewpoint, of course we have programmed the XM radio to “America Right” as well as “Air America”.  We also enjoyed this view of a cat in a window, guarding the bird feeder in hopes to catch a bird after a free meal:


In San Diego, we drove out to Cabrillo National Monument.  There’s a coast guard station, naval station, and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.  Here’s a photo of the riptides off the coast, taken :


and here is a photo of San Diego from the point:

sd overlook

We stayed downtown in San Diego, walking distance to a good theater (Hillcrest Theater, where we saw The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – sad but really well done, which seems to be the pattern this year) and good restaurants (Kemo Sabe, Pizza Nova), then drove up to La Jolla and stayed again by another good theater (La Jolla Village Theater, where we saw There Will be Blood and had dinner from their Whole Foods).  La Jolla definitely had the more beautiful coastal views:

lj look

We captured this photo of a La Jolla lifeguard re-organizing all the stuff he carried around in his car:


We liked this sculpture above the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art:


and it was fun to watch this seal waddle up the beach to rest with 50 of its friends, between snacks:



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