Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Coronado (#37)

September 28, 2010 - Today the location of choice is Coronado.  My wife accompanied me for what turned out to be a 4 mile loop.

We parked at the beach with a great view of Pt. Loma off in the distance.

We began our brisk walk by heading to the Hotel Del Coronado and turning left onto the city's main street, Orange Ave.

We quickly passed one of our favorite Mexican Cuisine establishments, Miguel's Cocina. I order the same thing there every time... Calamari Relleno. Yummy!

Lamb's Players Theatre across the street is a great venue for some fantastic plays.

Bay Books is a favorite of my Mother and Father-in-law. Fortunate for Bay Books because they buy lots of books!

Moo Town Creamery is another favorite of many. There is often a long line streaming out of the door. Elvis apparently locked himself inside the store with the cow.

The friendly, wide and well kept sidewalks of Coronado.

Spreckel's Park, across from the city Library, is a quaint, feel-good place to enjoy the awesome Southern California weather.

The Coronado Brewing House makes some "righteous" garlic fries to go with the beer!

Before we knew it we were at the end of Orange Ave. in view of San Diego Bay and Downtown.

The original Coronado Ferry ticket booth, still standing obviously, was in use from 1886 to 1969.

Nearby the North Island  Naval Base provides port to the U.S.S. Ronald Regan among other  aircraft carriers and ships.

How cool is that!?

Seems wherever I go, there it is. Thank goodness for the Coronado Bridge because NO ferry could handle the traffic that crosses here day-in and day-out.

Instead of turning around and doubling back we turned east and cruised along the sidewalk until...

...we made it to Tidelands Park...

...and discovered a small skateboard park.

This was a first for us. Though we've floated under it several times, we've never "walked" under the bridge before.

The high fence served as great protection from wayward golf balls.

 Must have been a woman's golf tournament today since all we saw were ladies.

And we walked...

...and walked...

...spying the Coronado Shores Condominiums...

...and passing the Coronado Yacht Club...

...finally making our way back to the Hotel Del Coronado...

...and to the beach...

...from where we started.

Another fun walk (and great exercise too!)


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