San Diego Vacation – Day 1

Posted on July 4th, 2011 by Jean


 
We just returned from a quick trip to San Diego. From the minute we pulled up to the harbor and saw this incredible ship, we knew our vacation had begun.
 
The Maritime Museum of San Diego currently has three ships and two submarines on display. Tour tickets range from $8-$14, but it costs nothing to view the ships from land.
 
Personally, you wouldn’t catch me inside a submarine. Nothing against subs. I just wouldn’t want to be in a confined space anywhere let alone submerged in the ocean.
 
A short walk from the museum and also on the harbor is Anthony’s Fish Grotto. Looking at their website, I see they were voted Best Seafood 14 years in a row. The girls and I grabbed a table, and Tom ordered us clam chowder, fried clams, chicken & fries, beer, wine and soda. Everything was delicious!
 

 
Hopping back into our vehicle, we went a short distance down the road to Seaport Village. We loved going through the shops, seeing the beautifully manicured landscaping, the twinkling lights wrapped around the trees, other tourists milling about, riding on the 100+ year old carousel, and choosing delicious treats at the Candy Shack.
 

 
We settled back into our hotel room wanting to get plenty of sleep for the next day’s excursion to Sea World.
 
To be continued.
 
• Do you have any summer vacations planned?
• Have you been to San Diego?
• Seafood – yeah or nay?

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16 Responses to "San Diego Vacation – Day 1"

  1. You hit all of our favorites! Would have been so funny to see you there! We almost went, but we just sold our car & it didn’t happen quick enough. San Diego is my favorite place to go(continent wise)!!! Planning to go as soon as possible;)
    X&O
    Lisa

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    Jean Reply:

    Lisa, it would have been great to run into you there!
    Congrats on selling your car.
    Enjoy SD – I know you will get there soon.

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  2. Jean, as you already know we just returned form a fun filled weekend from Disney’s Magic Kindom and Blizzard Beach Wterpark. We were originally supposed to visit Sea World but my sister and brother-in-law changed plans @ the last minute. Personally, I would have preferred Sea World, but we still had a great time. More importantly, I got to spend some quality time with my 2 year old nephew and sister and brother-in-law.

    Looks like you all had a great time. I just adore cand shoppes!!! I truly become a child again in them. Can’t wait to read part two of your vacation. Vacations are awesome!!!

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    Jean Reply:

    Sherri – I’m so glad you got away to Disney! Your nephew is a doll! Sister time is always fun. 🙂
    OMgosh, I love candy shoppes too! Natalie got a rice krispy bar treat, and Pearl got speared marshmallows coated in chocolate and rolled in nuts. Simple & sweet treats.

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  3. Hi! I was on vacation too. But I was to the North. 🙂 I love ships! And your photo of the ship is so great! I wish I could shoot like that.

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    Jean Reply:

    Nadezhda, your vacation photos are amazing! Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed catching up.
    Thank you for the compliments.

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  4. I haven’t ever been to San Diego, but I’ve only heard great things about the city and I plan to get there one day. Glad you had some fun family time over the weekend.

    No summer vacation planned yet, but my husband was just saying that we need to plan a weekend trip soon. Summer is the busiest time of year for our business, so we don’t normally vacation during these months, but the stress is a little crazy. We’ll see.

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    Jean Reply:

    Angie, I hope you & hubby can plan a quick get-away. You need a break, especially when you are working so hard.

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  5. This looks like everyone had a great time! Lots of FUN 🙂

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you! We did! Wish you were there. 🙂

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  6. I’m so happy to hear that your first day went great. You got some beautiful shots. And yes, Anthony’s has a yummy reputation. It’s my MIL’s favorite. I’ve been trying so hard to appreciate and experience my city and your post encourages me even more. I wish I would’ve been able to say hi at SW. How funny would it have been if you were one of the people (out of so many per day) that asked me for directions to…The bathroom, food, rides, Shamu….Etc. I can’t wait to see all the adventure you experienced here. The harbor is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I have talked about getting a room nearby so we can wake up and walk along the harbor.

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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks Traci! Nothing like seeing your city through the eyes of another. I wonder if we passed you at work! I kept looking around, wondering if she was you. 🙂
    Your idea for getting a room along the harbor sounds wonderful!
    I’ll post Sea World pics as soon as I can. Work calls.

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  7. So happy you had fun on your trip to my hood. Wish I could’ve seen you while you were here, but I know how busy vacations can be. Next time you’re here though, you better call! 🙂 You coming back in August for BlogHer?

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    Jean Reply:

    Your hood is da bomb diggety, Mama Mary! Vacations can be nuts. I’ll give you a heads up next time we are in the area.
    Not planning to attend BlogHer, but hope you have an excellent time!

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  8. I love reading vacation recaps–one of my favorite blog topics.

    I have been to San Diego before, but haven’t visited any of the places you went to, so it was extra nice to read about your trip. I loved the zoo and I hope you made it there on day 2.

    I am not really into seafood, but I do love crabcakes. Then again, I just tried lobster for the first time 2 years ago!

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi GFTG – We missed the zoo this time. I’ve got to get on the ball and post the Sea World adventure. Got sidelined by work.
    You JUST tried lobster?! Oh my, I love lobster!

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