Wednesday, September 2, 2015

San Diego Highlights

We love to travel. If you've followed our Instagram at all, this will be no surprise to you. My father is retired Air Force and my childhood in the military taught me many things about what I wanted for myself. We never moved (seriously - we spent my dad's entire career in Charleston, SC), but I had plenty of friends who had moved a lot. It always amazed me when they couldn't tell me anything neat about where they had lived previously. It amazed me even more when I would meet someone from Charleston who had never been to a plantation or experienced one of the many historical adventures available in the city.

I don't remember exactly when but at some point I made a decision - if I ever move, I'm going to experience the new place in as many ways as I can. I would hate to live somewhere for a few years and leave with few cultural experiences. So, when I fell in love with a Coasite and decided that my future would contain lots of moves and adventures, I decided to stick by that decision. Since arriving in California, we have seen a lot of different places and for the next few weeks, I'm going to be bringing you a few of the highlights from our adventures!  We're going to start with San Diego since that's the first city I experienced in California.

The mighty USCG Cutter Bertholf (Josh's home at sea) is the reason we've been to San Diego a few times. It has docked in San Diego on a couple of occasions and I have met Josh there for a couple of different reasons (including the Tiger Cruise where he proposed). The pier is often my first stop when I visit San Diego for this reason.

The Gaslamp Quarter is a fun part of San Diego that has shopping by day and nightlife by night. We have spent quite a bit of time walking around this part (and other downtown parts) of the city.

The zoo is always towards the top of our list of places to visit. I love zoos and the San Diego zoo is no exception. Although it's not my favorite zoo, it is an enjoyable one to visit. It also has a view unique features for guests.

One of those unique features is the sky rail that you can take across the zoo. It's amazing to see things from a different view - it's like you're a bird looking down on a massive zoo. There is also a double decker bus tour that you can take through the zoo. We loved learning new facts about the animals on the bus tour!

San Diego (like any coastal California town) has lots of beaches that can be enjoyed. There is no shortage of sand or ocean along the West Coast.

I know there are more great places in San Diego that we haven't yet visited (our visits have been rather short). If you've been to San Diego, what's on your list of places to visit?


  1. I visited a couple of the military ships when I was in San Diego and they were all such wonderful experiences!

  2. I am absolutely obsessed with San Diego and try to go there as often as possible!!! Looks like you guys had a great time there...thanks for linking up with Travel Tales!