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Category: San Diego

Bagpipes, a Whale’s Tail, and an Old Chapel

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

The Old Presidio Historic Trail

And, now a blast from the past that was never written about (but completes our Mission journeys in California): the…

Legoland Star Wars Miniland

Star Wars is not new to Lego, I know of more than one parent who has shelled out a small…

Miniland USA

Miniland USA is the heart of LEGOLAND® California Resort. A dedication to the ultimate expression of the LEGO® art form,…

Legoland Waterpark

A gigantic Lego tower that drops water on your head… random water guns that shoot you when you’re not paying…

Legoland California Resort

We were both really really excited about visiting Legoland. For our last San Diego journeys we deliberately bypassed Legoland because…

Whaley House

It’s built on an ancient native american burial ground and atop the same gallows that hung Yankee Jim, the Whaley…

El Campo Santo Cemetery

El Campo Santo Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in California and it’s surprisingly quiet given the number of tourists…

Brockton Villa, La Jolla

On our last day in San Diego, a few hours before our flight, we went on a hunt for a…

The Sealife of La Jolla

We were blessed enough to get to experience the sealife of La Jolla from two angles: once from the ocean…

Sea Kayaking, La Jolla

‘Twas a lovely day. Hot, sunny and perfect weather for a bit of kayaking. We had high hopes for the…

Cody’s Restaurant, La Jolla, and a Lesson

Our first experience with La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya) was Cody’s Restaurant on Girard Ave. This cute little restaurant is…

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