The transition from the peace and quiet of natural spaces to the hustle and bustle of big cities can be jarring. But we are embracing San Diego and much of what it has to offer. Including some beautiful natural spaces.
We’re in a prime location – one of the campgrounds we stayed in last year. Mission Bay RV Resort is a fairly average private RV park in an awesome location by the water. Check out my review of the park here.
The location is great for Angel too. We’ve been taking her for lots of walks on the grass by the water. One of our typical walks is about a mile long and she is walking that distance easily.
Hector continues to work on his photography portfolio and I’ve begun doing research on photography websites, so I think we can officially say we’re now both working on the road.
But we’re balancing that with fun activities. Our friends, Todd and Russ, also kayakers, are staying just across the way at Campland RV Resort. So we went kayaking with them to the Kendall-Frost Mission Bay March Reserve which is right around the corner from both of our campgrounds.
Although people are not allowed to take their boats into the protected area where most of the birds congregate, we still enjoyed seeing the birds from outside the boundary. It was a great first paddle.
The evening turned a beautiful yellow and red and we stayed out until well after dark with the city lights all around lighting our way.It was high tide, so there was not as much birdlife on the reserve, but it was a wonderful and peaceful paddle.
And we’ve had a good bit of social time – we spent a day with our friends Gloria and Michael. The four of us went over to Ocean Beach, where we visited the iconic and famous hamburger restaurant Hodad’s (less than a gazillion sold!),
It was closed for the first time in forty years after the owner’s death this week. He was a beloved character in the community and lots of people paid tribute to the owner with flowers, notes and other offerings. He apparently was in his fifties and had a heart attack. Very sad.
And we visited some of our favorite San Diego farmers markets: Ocean Beach and Hillcrest.
We think Hillcrest is one of the best two farmers markets in the area. While having lunch at Hillcrest with Todd and Russ, we shared a table with a nice couple from San Diego and started chatting with them.
Todd: We’re traveling around the country in our RV…today we are from San Diego.
Todd: The four of us met in the desert.
Woman: Palm Springs?
Todd: Anza Borrego.
And, of course, we went back to see the seals. Casa Beach at La Jolla closes during pupping season to allow the protect the moms giving birth and their babies. Many of the mommas had their little babies by them, and a couple looked like newborns. I never get tired of going to see the seals.
Our location here in San Diego is also great for biking, and we are enjoying biking by the water.
And we enjoyed more social time, spending happy hour with friends Doug, Tricia, Tim and Becky whom we met here last year. We’ll be seeing more of them as well.
Our time in San Diego is flying by, we’re already halfway through our month stay. But we still have lots of fun plans before we leave.