Yesterday Dan and I drove down to San Diego to spend Memorial Day with cousin James. Conveniently, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala (California's First Mission) was right on our route. So we stopped to pay our dues (and admission fees).
|Checking out the Hut|
|Dan got to sit on the original (and only remaining) wall of the Mission|
|Father Junipero Serra|
James lives in a great neighborhood a mere two blocks from the Harbor so after hanging out we headed out to Mitch's seafood where we assessed the local fresh catches on the chalkboard and made our orders. We ate overlooking the water where we saw a sea lion swimming around in the Harbor. Then we took a walk to Shelter Island and tried to see if anyone would invite us to join their BBQs (no one did).
After getting back to James' bachelor pad we headed out to La Jolla to check out Mt. Soledad, a Veteran's Memorial at the top of La Jolla that offers great 360 degree views of San Diego.
|James and Dan enjoying the view|
|Muriel A. Thompson, a Corporal in the Marines, struck me as a woman ahead of her times!|
The views were great from the top, but as you can see, San Diego was pretty socked in on Memorial Day.
|Gray Day in San Diego|
|Nursing sea lion pup|
We had such a great time visiting with James - thanks for hosting us, cuz! Until next time . . .