What’s not to like about San Diego? We’ve been camped at Sweetwater Regional Park, in Chula Vista for the past three nights. What a sweet spot! Green grass! This is my first time to San Diego, so my first order of business was to visit the Zoo. John was lukewarm about the prospect, so we split up for the day – he dropped me off, and picked me up six hours later.
As a kid, I have fond memories of watching Johnny Carson spar with Joan Embery and whatever creatures she brought to the Tonight Show to terrorize him. The Zoo didn’t disappoint – I spent my time happily wandering around, snapping photos of everything, until my battery power was exhausted. Here are a few of my favorite things.
The aviaries are fascinating. Got lots of terrible photos there! In fact, I took pretty crappy photos all day long. Guess you’ll have to visit yourselves to see this spectacular Zoo (bring lots of $$).
We finally hauled out bikes our yesterday! This is a terrific area for cycling – bikes lanes everywhere, and connecting paths from community to community. We decided to circle around San Diego, and ride across the Strand to Coronado. We hit the bikeway, and pedaled across the salt marsh.
The fog was rolling in, blanketing us with a cool mist. But, it was really heavy in places. We were happy to be (mostly) on a bike path, not out tangling with cars with such limited visibility. Lunch at Coronado Brewing Company, where we enjoyed IPAs, fish tacos, and a blackened ahi sandwich. Ready for the 25 miles back to camp. We considered taking the ferry across to San Diego, nixed that in favor of the known bike path.
We’re beginning to understand why people come to San Diego, and just decide to stay. It’s been great, so far.