Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Playing Tourist in San Diego - La Jolla

Even though I'm not a big fan of crowds and traffic and tourists (who is?) I put on my happy face and played tour guide, along with Chris, while my family was here visiting. Especially significant since my mom's cousin, Soraya, and her son, Enrique, were in San Diego for the first time, having traveled all the way from Colombia. One of our destinations was La Jolla, for the Children's Pool, the Shell Beach Tide Pool, and the Torrey Pines Gliderport
With ten of us in tow we made our way southbound. Our first stop was The Children's Pool and the Tide Pool, which were crowded, as expected, but we managed to squeeze in and get a good view of the sea lions and harbor seals that frequent the area - the main culprits for attracting so many people over the holidays. But how could we resist?
After getting our fill of looking at adorable marine mammals we re-energized with smoothies (vegan, of course) from Lean and Green Cafe
Then, per Chris' insistence, we headed over to the Torrey Pines Gliderport to watch the sunset. We were lucky that Chris was so persistent about going because it was the highlight of the outing - the view from the cliffs, the dolphins surfing the waves below, and the perfect sunset. 
This particular trip taught me that, while hosting guests can get a little stressful at times, it helps to plan outings with a tranquil end, like watching the sun sink behind the ocean, to calm and refocus everyone's spirits and minds; then you'll be ready for the following day's adventures. More of our San Diego explorations next time. Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Great post although arent you missing a very beautiful picture from Blacks?? Love your writing and looking fwd to tge next post.


Anonymous said...

We had a wonderful time. Thank you to both of you for your hospitality