|Part of the San Diego Bay from the flight deck of the USS Midway|
On my previous visit to San Diego I used the Old Town Trolley Tours to get around the city
As I headed for lunch at a restaurant I wanted to check out, I discovered another set of statues. Located in a small waterfront park on Port tidelands and adjacent to the
|Bob Hope performing for service people statues|
After lunch I walked down the block to my last destination for the day, the USS Midway. Now
|Top L to R: Operation Frequent Wind, Tomcat|
Bottom L to R: Easy Way Airlines, Sea Knight
|USS Midway Museum|
Then it was time to walk back to the hotel and begin getting ready for intensive beading.
|Left T to B: Scheherazade's Diadem, Hubble stitch ring|
|USS Midway Ship's Bell|
Where we stayed:
Right T to B: Bedroom, Living area
What we did:
National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military (Navy Pier, San Diego, CA 92132, (619) 686-6200) was a really nice surprise and I’d go back to it, again. I’d also probably spend more time there examining all of the statues more closely.
|Three and one-half carrots|
Unconditional Surrender (55 Tuna Lane, San Diego, CA 92132, (619) 686-6200) deserves more than just a drive-by, but once you’ve seen the statue and read the information, you’re finished.
The USS Midway Museum (910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 544-9600)
probably have received a higher rating had the two other Near-Normal Travelers
been with me. I’m not a huge war history buff and once I’d enjoyed all the
colors on the aircraft and seen the officers’ quarters, I was ready to move on.
However, I did like being able to walk out on the Plexiglas deck and look down
several stories into the hold of the ship.
|View down through |
What we ate:
Seasons 52 (789 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 702-0052) is actually a
|Left T to B: Menu logo, flatbread|
|Three and one-half carrots|
Puesto Mexican Street Food (789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 233-8880) has very good food, fairly good service (depending on how busy they are) and an
|Top L to R: Beaders, Menu logo, Guacamole|
Bottom L to R: Tacos, Piña Colada, Burro Blanco
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine (565 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 233-6623) is
in the heart of San Diego’s Gas Light District. We were greeted
with fresh hot bread and little spoons of crab puffs; the bread was very good
and evidently the crab was tasty. Both the food and the service were high-quality,
but getting dishes without onions or spinach was a bit of a challenge. I
finally told the waiter to pick something that was small and had neither of
those ingredients. After talking with the chef brought me a plate of Tuna Poke
that was very nice. Again, my complaint was the noise level; it’s much too loud
for such a nice setting. Walking from the hotel to the Gaslight District was
fun, but riding a Pedi cab back was a hoot!
|Top L to R: Menu logo, Crab puffs|
Bottom L to R: Fresh bread, Tuna
New York West (601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 239-2400) is a little café that is associated with the Embassy Suites; it’s basically a bar with food service. The
|L to R: Menu, Fish|
|Two and one-half carrots|
The Fish Market (750 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 232-3474) was a bit of
Right T to B: Fresh bread, Smoked tuna
|Cynthia and Teri in a Pedi cab|
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