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Tent City (historical)

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    • Day 155

      San Diego, Tag 1.2

      February 29 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Hier steht auch das Hotel del Coronado:

      Atlas Obscura:
      “Seit seiner Eröffnung im Jahr 1888 hat das Hotel Del Coronado Präsidenten, Könige und - vielleicht am berühmtesten - Schriftsteller beherbergt. L. Frank Baum wohnte im Hotel, als er Teile seiner "Wizard of Oz"-Serie schrieb. Er entwarf auch den Kronleuchter im berühmten Crown Room des Hotels.

      Das "Hotel Del", wie es von den Einheimischen genannt wird, liegt auf der anderen Seite des Wassers von San Diego. Es ist eines der wenigen erhaltenen Beispiele eines amerikanischen Architekturgenres, des viktorianischen Strandresorts aus Holz. Vielleicht erkennen Sie es als Inspiration für das Grand Floridian von Disney World. Es steht unter Denkmalschutz und ist das zweitgrößte Holzgebäude in den Vereinigten Staaten.

      Das Hotel ist für viele Dinge bekannt, darunter das berühmte Gespenst von Kate Morgan, den weltweit ersten elektrisch beleuchteten Weihnachtsbaum im Freien und seine Hauptrolle in Manche mögen's heiß mit Marilyn Monroe und Tony Curtis sowie in The Stunt Man mit Peter O'Toole und Steven Railsback. Das Resort galt in den ersten Jahren als Wunderwerk der Technik, und sowohl Nikola Tesla als auch Thomas Edison zählten zu seinen Gästen.”

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    • Day 120

      San Diego 1 - downtown, Coronado

      March 23, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      María fährt mich nach downtown, gibt mir ein paar Tips und erklärt über wo immer wir langfahren. Am seaport village lässt sie mich raus.
      Das Hafendorf ist toll. Süße Holzhäuser gefüllt mit kleinen Läden und Restaurants.
      Ich wandere zum Gaslamp District und schaue vom rooftop des Hiatt Hotels über die ganze Stadt und die Bay.

      Gut, dass ich gut gefrühstückt habe, denn alles ist ganz schön teuer. Das günstigste Wasser finde ich für 1,49$. Was zu Essen liegt bei 10$ oder mehr. Puh.

      María holt mich später wieder ab und fährt mit mir durch die Anlagen von Coronado, wo die Betuchten wohnen und der Strand so schön ist.

      Da gibt es noch ein riesiges Hotel mit Flair des frühen letzten Jahrhunderts, das mich mit seiner Architektur und Dekor ganz doll beeindruckt hat.
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    • Day 3

      San Diego - Tag 2 (2/2)

      April 25 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Vom Mount Helix ging es weiter nach Coronado Island. Die vor der Bayfront San Diego’s liegende Insel erreicht man u.a. über eine 200 Fuss hohe und 2.2 Meilen lange Brücke.
      Coronado ist für 2 Dinge bekannt:
      1.) das im Jahr 1888 erbaute Hotel del Coronado.
      Es diente nicht nur einer Vielzahl berühmter Persönlichkeiten als Unterkunft, sondern auch als Filmkulisse für den im Jahre 1958 gedrehten Film Manche mögen’s heiß mit Marilyn Monroe.
      Vor 30 Jahren sah das Hotel allerdings immer noch dem Ursprungsbau sehr ähnlich. Heute ist nur noch der Hauptkomplex übrig. Der Rest wich einer moderneren Bebauung.

      2.) Der Mittelteil der Insel beherbergt die Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, in der sich unter anderem eins von zwei Hauptquartieren der United States Navy SEALs befindet. Das Quartier hat aus der Vogelperspektive betrachtet die Form einer Swastika. 😉
      Am nördlichen Ende der Insel befindet sich die Naval Air Station North Island, die Heimathafen der beiden Flugzeugträger USS Nimitz und USS Ronald Reagan ist. Es sind also ständig militärische Bewegungen zu Wasser und in der Luft zu beobachten.

      Da es noch nicht so spät war, entschlossen wir uns, nach La Jolla zu fahren. La Jolla ist ein elitäres Viertel am Meer, das für seine 7 Meilen zerklüftete Küste bekannt ist.
      Gegen 16:00 waren wir wieder zurück, assen zu Abend und gingen zu Bett.
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    • Day 123

      Beach Time!

      December 3, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Despite the fact that we have been riding along the coast for many thousands of kilometers, we haven't spent much time lounging on the beach or swimming. We decided we needed to rectify that problem by spending some time at the beach on Coronado Island, and were excited to find out that our friends Vanessa and Toby were on a vacation in Palms Springs and wanted to meet up in San Diego to do the same. We took the ferry to the island with our bikes and met up with V & T, then hit the sand and the surf. The water was definitely warmer than when we tried to swim in Oregon and northern and central California, but still a bit chilly. After a few hours in the sun, we went to explore the Hotel del Coronado and then got treated to lunch by Vanessa and Toby at the Coronado Brewery. It was so fun catching up, and it felt too soon when we had to leave to catch our ferry back to the city to make our final preparations for heading to Tijuana the following day.Read more

    • Day 1

      San diego

      February 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      We decided to celebrate my 43rd birthday in sunny San Diego with Brenda and Brian. Sadly Dwayne and Julie, and John and Jerry were unable to go, but we were going to make the most of it. The start of the birthday getaway was February 7, 2019. Thank goodness Brenda amd.Brian knew their way around the airport. The bus ride to the rental car passed by part of the bay. The way the sun glissened off the ripples of the blue water danced like the reflections of diamonds. It was quite mesmerizing. That was the first sight of San Diego and will stay with me foever. We picked out a GMC Arcadia from Hertz grab n go but had quite a bit of difficulty figuring out how to put the third row of seats down to put our luggage in. We all had our cell phone flashlights looking for levers or buttons to get the seats to go down. After about 5 minutes of being puzzled, Brian found the sweet spot, the obvious strap that was hanging down the back of the seat needed to be pulled before the seat would fold.... LMAO. We all had a.good laugh about that. We decided our our first destination would be seaport village. Along the way, we had beautiful bay views, passed by the USS Midway and passed by the "kissing statue". We got out of the car at Seaport village and as we were standing in the parking lot, Sherman noticed an older gentleman that was helping his wife into a wheelchair from their car. The man started to push her away from the car when Sherman noticed the gentleman's driver door was still open. Sherman got the attention of the gentleman who quickly let go of the wheelchair to go close his door. When he let go of the wheelchair she started to roll. I got nervous and thought she might roll away into the center of the parking lot in the way of traffic. I quickly told him I would close it for him, but he insisted he would do it so I felt like I needed to go grab his wife so she didn't roll away! I even told Sherman to grab her since he was closer, but she ended up stopping herself. She told us she has gotten use to him letting go and she had to be alert for when he did that so she could put her feet down to stop. Lol. We had lunch at a lovely restaurant where we had sat on the patio with fabulous views of the bay and the bridge to Coronado. We were even lucky to see one of the stealth ships! I had some awesome fish and chips. I was amazed at how golden and crisp the batter on the fish was. We walked around seaport village checking out the shops and marina. Brenda and I had a double chocolate moose cupcake from one of the bakeries owned by someone who won cake wars. The men decided on ice cream for a desert. On the way back to the car, I needed the restroom. There was an arrow on the ground that stated restroom. Since Brenda was busy getting info on what to do in San Diego, I decided I would use that time to make a pit stop. No one told me finding the restroom was going to be a goose chase! I followed those arrows and thought this must be a joke because I am following these arrows and going around corners and still can't find the bathroom!!!! Yureka, I ended up finding it in the nick of time. I think everyone thought I fell in since I was gone so long. Lol. We get in the car and head towards the apartment complex we are renting for the stay. Brenda caught a glimpse of a Ralph's on the way to the apartment and decided to stop for some "necessities" for our mini vacay, including champagne, orange juice, coffee, cheese, hummus, olives, bourbon, ya know, the "necessities". One of the employees of the store was showing us a few "wonderful" items we must try, like the cheddar and green Chile spread that was quite delicious. We arrived to the apartment and were quite pleased with the accomodations. The views were stunning and vast, especially being on the 40th floor. The balcony was the length of the entire apartment and had views of the city, mountains, bay, and ocean. We decided to get into the "necessities" and wine we brought before we were to go to dinner. It was nice relaxing and taking in the views.with great company and great wine. We settled on a Brazilian restaurant Fogo De Chao for dinner. Brenda fell in love with one of the cheeses served there. I was Gaga over the popovers. We definitely got out fill of meat that evening. We ended with a birthday desert for the old lady before retiring to our new abode. It was a relaxing day indeed.Read more

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