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Friday, 12 October 2012

A San Diego day....

A sunrise in San Diego....









man..kind of hmm...maybe disappointed..or maybe we just aren't seeing the right messages, but we walked thru the Gaslamp area and it's one beanery after another with staff out hawking their menus...that and shops flogging their T shirts and hats, all with San Diego blazoned across them. I/we don't mind some..kind of expect that, but holy shitsky....street after street....



















Because we have returned our rental car, it's transit. Every city has it quirky way of getting people around. Often enough, the problem is with how to purchase the passes. In San Fransisco, in order to get the 3 day pass, one had to go to a Transit kiosk..and there are only a few and there is no way for a visitor to get downtown to buy one, without paying the full fare first on a bus..to get there. No big deal, is it..but one would think that planners would figure out a way to apply that cost to the purchase of a pass on the same day.

In san Diego..they too have nice handy 3 days passes...but you cannot buy them at the electronic vending kiosks. You can try...but ultimately you cannot. It keeps defaulting to the menu that sys you must have THE card..and can't buy that card for 3 days. Plus..if you could..you'd have to pay another $2 for the card anyway. You 'could' just pay the one way fare, but if you are visiting, chances are you aren't going just one way, right? So..the secret is....a bus driver can issue you a one day/all day fare receipt. Go find a bus...and the bus fare machine will accept a ten dollar bill and issue two tickets..two peeps.


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So...Ms Sharon has been searching hi and lo for the tile numbers 'everyone' in San Fransisco has....everyyyyyone. We stopped at a bunch of tile shops on the way down the coast....nyet.

And lo and behold...in Seaport Village...ta daaaaa






The shop owner was one happy senor....





San Diego is a very active US Navy area..a constant overfly of choppers and fixed wing..and security boast on the water.


I have no idea which supply ship..but here we have one.




and an aircraft carrier





















This guy..from Cornwall, Ontario..on a singles cruise...no shit, eh....and I so wanted to tell him....you look like a fucking fool...



USS Midway....now a museum....and no, we didn't.














San Diego Old Town...was a repeat of the Gaslamp area....so much touristy schlock







We were sitting on the seawall at Seaport and look what rolls on by...









This is the same US Navy ship we saw in San Fransisco.