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Carlsbad

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  • Day35

    Carlsbad

    December 26, 2017 in the United States

    Mardi, 26 décembre 2017
    Lénaïc a son dernier rendez-vous chez la pédiatre ce matin; il a besoin d'une lettre, qui le déclare apte à prendre l'avion. Jonas est partie de bonne heure au Joshua Tree National Park et la petite famille va visiter le Torrey Pines Park, qu'Eric et moi avait exploré le 6 décembre. Les seniors se rendent à Carlsbad (90'000 hab.), ville qui jouxte Oceanside (173'000 hab.), où ils profitent du beau chemin qui longe la plage. Il y a beaucoup de monde, les gens sont en mode "vacances". Carlsbad est une station balnéaire avec une immense plage, de beaux hôtels et un centre bien coquet, où on trouve des restos et des boutiques. Au souper nous avons tous de quoi à raconter et pouvons partager nos photos du jour.Read more

  • Day27

    Carlsbad

    January 25, 2015 in the United States

    We stayed at the Marriott La Jolla last night as we couldn't move into our timeshare until today. The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort assigned us a 2 bedroom corner unit on the 3rd floor, which was very nice. The beach is a 2 minute walk across the street so we have a partial view of the ocean. Behind the building is the coastal train track with very noisy trains that blast their horn at any time of the day or night :(Read more

  • Day48

    Carlsbad

    February 15, 2015 in the United States

    Moving day, a mere 25 km north to Carlsbad where I had booked a studio unit at the Hilton Mar Brisa Resort. What a major let down! A kitchen with only a microwave and bar fridge; no ocean view; paper thin walls; and noisy neighbours both beside and above me.

  • Day49

    Carlsbad

    February 16, 2015 in the United States

    The pool and landscaping at the resort is beautiful but the weather has been too cool for swimming (62 degrees). Next door to the resort is Legoland, an amusement park. GS would have loved this place 25 years ago!

    I attended the Manager's reception and won a door prize....a bottle of California chardonnay and a free appetizer at a local Mexican restaurant :)

  • Day51

    Carlsbad

    February 18, 2015 in the United States

    The past 2 days I've been exploring the neighbourhood. More big hills to climb but the area is very pretty. Costco is a l/2 hour walk, as is the Premium Outlet Mall. On my route was The Flower Fields, a 50 acre garden of Giant Ranunculus on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The attraction opens on March 1st and today it looked like they still had a lot of planting to do. One field has the American flag made with red, white and blue petunias.

    When I returned to the resort I joined a wine tasting event that I was invited to by the Reservations Manager because of a mix-up in my reservation. Saved me $8 and the small group of 9 was fun, even though I was the odd number!
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  • Day52

    Carlsbad

    February 19, 2015 in the United States

    Today I walked to the nearby Museum of Making Music. It was founded by the National Association of Music Merchants so the focus was on the history of the manufacturing of instruments. Each of the 5 small galleries featured historic milestones, popular music and instruments of those eras. It was presented very nicely with lots of hands-on features. The admission fee was only $5 so it was an inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours.Read more

  • Day53

    Carlsbad

    February 20, 2015 in the United States

    On my walks I always passed a huge building with the name GIA that had security officers posted at the entrance. My curiosity led me to Google the name and I learned that it was the Gemological Institute of America. They offer free guided tours so I reserved a spot. The GIA developed the international system for grading diamonds. Besides being an education institution for gemologists, they also train the FBI on how to identify stolen jewels and they offer an analysis and grading service to the general public. It was very interesting. There were exhibits on gems, as well as a special gallery showing of agate sculptures by a world renowned sculptor.

    Then it was back to business as today was moving day. My next destination was Laguna Beach, 75 km north on the I-5. I dread driving on that highway! When Alyssa drove the I-5, I came home with a migraine. I watch the news every evening and I've begun calling the I-5 the "death-a-day freeway". The drive went smoothly though until I got to Laguna Beach and couldn't find the resort. My loveable GPS took me to Pacific Coast Highway North instead of South.
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  • Day61

    Carlsbad

    February 28, 2015 in the United States

    When I arrived in Carlsbad yesterday I took the vehicle to the Toyota dealership as it was due for maintenance. Everything checked out okay. I'm staying at the Hampton Inn for 2 nights as I'm unable to check in to my next timeshare until March 1st.

    Although rain was in the forecast and it was cool enough that I needed to wear a jacket for the first time, I ventured to San Diego by the Coaster train. A seniors return ticket was $5.50 so it was a far better deal than driving there. I messed up on the train schedule and got to the train platform just as the train was arriving. I didn't have time to purchase my ticket so I just hopped on the train hoping no one would be checking..... and of course I got caught!! The conductor was very understanding and trusted that I would pay for a return ticket in San Diego. No one even checked my ticket on the return trip.

    Because of the weekend train schedule, I only had 3 hours to see the city as I didn't want to return after dark. I went to the Farmers Market that was several blocks long and saw the highlights of the city. I spent most of my time on the harbour front and unfortunately did not get to see Gaslamp Quarter, the historic section of the city. I did see Little Italy (a small area of Italian restaurants and shops); USS Midway aircraft carrier (now a naval aviation museum); and the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.
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  • Day61

    Carlsbad

    February 28, 2015 in the United States

    There was a very nicely done memorial to Bob Hope. The bronze statues were detailed and they had a recording of Hope telling his jokes to the troops. The sailor sculpture is called "Unconditional Surrender" and depicts the joy of the American people upon learning World War II had ended. The last artwork is called "Our Silences" by the Mexican artist Rivelino. The temporary exhibit has travelled to 14 different countries and this is the first time in the US. The metal plate covering each figure's mouth represents the importance of freedom of expression.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Carlsbad, كارلسباد, Карлсбад, کارلس‌بد، کالیفرنیا, カールスバッド, 칼즈배드, कार्ल्सबाद, کارلزبیڈ, 92008, คาร์ลสแบด, 卡尔斯巴德

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