Saturday, February 28, 2015

Camp Pendleton - Del Mar Beach Campground Feb 23-27, 2015

Our friends Ken and Ruth invited us to camp with them at the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton.  They have a beautiful campground right on the beach of the Pacific Ocean.  Ken and Ruth are retired Military, so this is one of their perks.  How awesome!  We had a great time, and it was nice seeing them again.

Ken and Ruth at the Old Mission San Luis Rey

Relaxing days at the beach campground

Looks like it's going to be another tough day at the beach

Our campsite backed right up to the beach

I guess if the Marines have to run every day, there's not a better place they could ask for.

Old Mission San Luis Rey

Another fine day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bernardo Shores RV Park - Jan 23 - Feb 23, 2015

It's been fun and relaxing here is Southern California during the winter.  We had a few weeks of unseasonably warm weather in the mid to upper 70s.  Now, it's back to the normal mid 60s.  We've been taking lots of walks to the beach and around town.  We also took the city bus downtown several times.  The bus stop is right in front of the RV park.  Much better than driving into town, and trying to find a parking spot for the dually.

Site 109 at Bernardo Shores RV Park overlooking the San Diego Wildlife Refuge

Gaslamp District photo courtesy of

Relaxing day at Seaport Village

Seaport Village restaurant with view of Coronado Bridge

This is the Bayshore Bikeway that we rode into Coronado for breakfast.  

People having fun at Imperial Beach

Saying goodbye to the beach

Monday, February 9, 2015

Imperial Beach, CA

It's hard to believe our time here at Imperial Beach is half over. We're staying at Bernardo Shores RV Park.  Imperial Beach is the most southwesterly town in the USA.  It's only 5 miles from downtown Tijuana.  We like this park because of it's proximity to Coronado, easy access to mass transit, and only 6 blocks from the beach.  The RV park is actually bordering on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge where there are many species of migrating birds to see.  Back in the 1950s part of the refuge was used for salt ponds (to extract salt for commercial use).  But it has since been restored to it's natural state.

This sculpture at the entrance to the Imperial Beach pier has been nicknamed "Surfhenge".

An early morning walk along the Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway).

What trip to San Diego would be complete without a visit to the Hotel Del Coronado

Remember the Marilyn Monroe movie "Some Like it Hot"?

We explored the Farmers Market in "Little Italy"

A great hike at Torrey Pines State Reserve

Imperial Beach Pier

Another view of the Imperial Beach Pier