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October 27, 2007

The Good San Diego holiday

What better time to review the lovely part of my holiday last week than in the middle of a typhoon. Really, this whole weather/fire thing is a bit frustrating. I just want to have a nice sunny day...is it too much too ask for? Actually, tomorrow is supposed to be better and I have tickets to the football (Urawa Reds), so I am looking forward to that.

Anyway, here is some lovely sunny weather from San Diego last week. My sister and I stayed in Imperial Beach, which is south of San Diego and known as the most South-Westerly city in the continental US. I know you are impressed. In any case, this is the entrance to the IB pier...


I lived there until I was 9 years old and we moved to Chula Vista. In some ways, it has not changed much. I think my sister was tired of my running commentary as we drove: "Oh, that store/sign/building has been there FOREVER!" Multiply that by 200 times and you get the idea.

On the other hand, it HAS changed but not having lived there for 30 years, it is really hard to remember how it used to be. Anyway, we stayed at the Imperial Beach Club, which is a bunch of condos on the beach. The location was excellent! The condo was not. By the way, we used sandiegovacation.com and unless you like having all your appliances broken, you should try somewhere else. But..it looks good, right? I wouldn't even mention it except that when we told them this as we dropped the keys off at the end of the trip, the woman in the office seemed to not believe us, which is probably why everything is broken.

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Here are some surfers in the water. Also, a cruise ship coming into port with the IB pier in the foreground. You know...what you expect to see if you are in San Diego.

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I did not get any pictures of the the beaches on either side of IB. To the south is the Tijuana River and Border Field State Park. We walked over there but I was camera-less. Later, we walked north towards Coronado. There is a campground called Camp Surf...but it is surrounded by chain-link fences like the ones used on the military bases. It seemed kind of scary to me.

Posted by Kirk on October 27, 2007 04:34 PM