San Diego, California: A Lush Place by the Ocean

We left the desert and headed west, then south to the Pacific coast to sunny San Diego, California. We heard so many things about the city, a coveted weather Paradise. We were ready for a lush green respite and the beach!

We followed the winding road past Temecula and Escondido, taking in the rolling hills reminiscent of wine country. The hills were covered with violet blooms and bursts of yellow. Palm trees and whitewashed houses perched on hilltops reminded me of Andalucia, Spain.

Sweetwater County Park, our “home” for a few days was a peaceful park overlooking Sweetwater Reservoir, about 25 minutes east of downtown San Diego and the bay. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer spot.

From the RV park, we headed into town, crossing the bridge at Petco Park into the Gaslamp Quarter. We shared a kiss near the “Unconditional Surrender” statue by USS Midway Museum, then headed over to Seaport Village where we indulged in local art and food fare.

The waterfront barely wet our appetite for the seaside, so we headed over to Coronado Island. A celebrated summer vacation destination, Coronado is absolutely lovely, complete with beaches, stylish architecture and colorful blooms.

Back at the RV park, we enjoyed the nature show: wildlife and glorious sunsets. What a beautiful welcome to the West Coast!

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