Saturday, June 30, 2012

Playing Tourist

So, yesterday, I decided that it was time to start enjoying the sites around my new home.  One thing I always wanted to do when we would visit here was take the Old Town Trolley Tour of the city.  So yesterday, Chuck and I headed to Old Town where we picked up our pre-ordered tickets and boarded the Trolley.

Like most if not all of the Trolley Tours across the country, we could get on and off whenever we wanted.  I had bought a 2 day ticket and we can use day 2 any time between now and December. So we only got off a couple of times this trip and I figured we could get off different times next trip. The trolley took us down by the waterfront, Seaport Village (where we got off for a bit), Horton Plaza (which I totally want to do next time), Gas Lamp District, Coronado (where we got off for lunch), Little Italy and Balboa Park.  And of course we got lots of history along the way.  And of course I took lots of pictures.
Maritime Museum. We took this tour a couple of years ago.  Very interesting.

 The ship way out in the harbor is a car transport which is how all the foreign cars get here.

 Seaport Village.  Full of shops and restaurants.

Ad for Comic-con.  We went last year just to walk around outside and had a ball.  We plan to go back this year again.   It is the weekend of July 19th.

Seal Boat.  We took this tour last summer.  Lots of fun and the kids loved it.

Gas Lamp District

Petco Park in the distance where the SD Padres play.

Views of the harbor from the Coronado Bridge

 The beach at the Ferry Landing on Coronado.

 This has got to be the world's longest happy hour!

 View of the city from Coronado.

And of course, I HAD to check this store out. 

And of course they had NOTHING Montgomery. So what else is new?

Hanging out waiting for the Trolley

We drove by but since we've done the Coronado, we opted not to see it again.

The Coronado Bridge

Balboa Park

 I found this kind of funny actually.  It was a display in Old Town of the Key West Trolley.

Scenes from Old Town.  I love Old Town and could wander around here everyday.

You never know what you will see--for instance a guy pushing a walker with a rooster sitting on the walker and a dog wearing shoes. 

 My favorite place in Old Town--Fiesta de Reyes

And my favorite restaurant in Old Town--although yesterday I was a bit disappointed in the service.  But this won't stop me from going back. 

It was a great day.  And it was so nice to get out of the house and away from remodeling etc. There is so much to do around this city and even though we have done a lot of the touristy things before, I think we will be repeating some.


Tootie said...

Nancy that looks like it was a really fun day! It's wonderful that you have so many new things to explore. I totally enjoyed the trip with you. :) Thanks for taking time to share it with us.