We were going to go whale watching this morning but we decided it would be to much of a rush - and you know Im really pleased that I didnt because we ended up wandering down the Old Town area of San diego which was just down the road from our hotel . We had eaten twice down there but just at the near edge of the area and not into the state park end .
What a great place it is - Im so pleased we didnt miss it seeing we were staying so close. There are several original buildings in the park and then others which have been restored, then others which have been reconstructed - some so well its hard to tell which are the originals and which are the recontstructions.
There are museums and little stores and these are run by people in historical dress - who know the history of the area . WELL worth the visit if you are in San Diego.
I can heartily recommend San Diego as a holiday destination - I would love to return - there is so much I didnt get to see.
We left San Deigo and drove to Los Angeles to meet up with Kim and Meryl who had been staying at Santa Monica . We stopped at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. ( GREAT coffee!!)
and I had to be dragged out of Barnes and Noble.
Then the excitement of meeting Kim and Meryl who are EXACTLY as I imagined them.
We ate dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen, and then Kim has come down to our room to chat for a while - Looking forward to tomorrow and our Hollywood sightseeing expedition
( Im only uploading one photo today because the internet connection here at the Crowne Plaza in Beverly Hills is pretty slow!!)