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Del Mar Heights

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  • Day39

    Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

    April 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Torrey Pines sind eine sehr seltene Kiefernart. Sie stehen nur an diesem einen Ort in San Diego und auf einer Insel bei Santa Barbara. Sie sind auf der roten Liste als bedroht eingestuft, nicht zuletzt durch den Borkenkäfer.

    Phillips Chef Wilson hatte uns beim Mittagessen gefragt, ob wir gerne wandern und uns dann spontan für den Nachmittag zu seiner Lieblingsroute durch das Naturschutzgebiet eingeladen (die er normalerweise nach Hause joggt). Wilson ist super sportlich und kennt das Terrain gut, wir mussten uns echt anstrengen um ihm zu folgen 😁 Die Route war aber nicht nur aufgrund der Anstrengung atemberaubend! Die Bäume und Sukkulenten waren faszinierend, genauso wie das sandige Gestein, welches stark und schnell erodiert und interessante Formen annimmt.

    Wir wurden übrigens aufgeklärt, dass wir wahnsinniges Glück haben - normalerweise regnet es nur wenige Tage im Jahr (im Winter) und zu dieser Jahreszeit ist schon alles eher wüstenhaft. Diesen Winter gab es aber genug regen. So eine Blütenpracht wie hier gerade herrscht gibt es nicht oft.
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  • Day7

    Ostriches and LA

    April 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Living out of a suitcase has always come easy to us, so returning to a normalized schedule is always a bit tough. That being said, we deeply appreciate that our everyday lives have afforded us opportunities like this one.

    Anyway, with a somber note, we started off the day with the necessary coffee from a local shop. Today's cup was from Scorpion Bay Coffee just a block down the road from our hotel.

    Our first stop for the day was a slam-on-the-brakes, pull-to-the-side one at Ostrichland USA. We couldn't pass up the chance to hang out with some weird birds in the middle of wine country. They made short work of the bowl of snacks that Danielle fed them, then we watched the emus and their little watermelon-striped babies before getting Wesley out of the sun.

    Just down the road, we stopped for a short walk around Solvang, a little Danish heritage town. Being a bit short on enthusiasm, we had some Danish pastries, æbleskiver, and polkagris from a Swedish candy shop, then strapped in our sleeping baby for the more unfortunate portion of our drive...

    We don't like LA, Welsey didn't like LA, and LA apparently doesn't like us. On a positive note, driving through the rectum of the West Coast always reminds us to be more appreciative of where we live. A few hours through hot, standstill traffic and we were on the 15 for what we thought was the home stretch... Lake Elsinore had other plans for us. Stopped at an unusual spot for traffic, Danielle looked up what was happening ahead of us. Sure enough there was an accident. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it was a horrific accident. We put the car in park and watched as dozens of CHP cars flew by, news helicopters circled like vultures, ambulances, fire engines, and Caltrans trucks all close behind. Our 8 hour day quickly became a 10 hour one. We guess that today is what it took to make us happy to be done with our vacation.

    After the close of our impromptu vacation, we have to mention how impressed we are with little Wesley. Something to the tune of 3,000 miles and 50 hours in the car and he handled it like a champ! There were some rough times, but to expect anything more from a teething 4 month old would be crazy. We are so thankful for having such a great little kid and, although he won't remember any of this, we're happy that these experiences helped us get to know him a little better. With real life starting back up on Monday, we'll both miss spending our whole days with the chunky little bear!

    Also, we again want to thank our trusty steed for keeping us all safe and feeling secure throughout the trip. We picked her out for a reason and she really showed us what she's made of on this trip. Now off to the carwash for a deep cleaning...

    Finally, we thought it would be fun to point out some things we noticed along the way... men's restrooms RARELY have a changing table; we are all more comfortable with a cooler climate; the further south we traveled, the ruder the drivers; we need more trains and less trucks on the roads.

    Until the next adventure...
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  • Day26

    Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve

    January 24, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    This 2,000 acre park is within the city limits of San Diego and is the home of the rare Torrey pine. Our hike started at beach level and climbed and climbed. The view from the top was so worth it.

  • Day7

    San Diego - Torrey Pines

    April 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nachdem wir unsere Unterkunft gewechselt haben sind wir zu dem Torrey Pines Park gefahren, der mal wieder all unsere Erwartungen übertroffen hat. Besonders zum Sonnenuntergang ist die Sicht in allen Richtungen traumhaft.Read more

  • Day143

    Guilty free

    December 24, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    I went out to get dinner for us and found my favorite ice cream at the store. It's been years since I could find it. I sat down at the bench ate my sandwich and enjoyed my dessert while watching the gorgeous sunset. It's so beautiful there.Read more

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