San Diego 2011 trip

@FayeHazel (18491)
United States
July 30, 2017 1:22pm CST
In 2011 I got to speak at a Mental Health conference in San Diego Ca.  Most of my time was taken up at the conference, however, San Diego - I would love to come back and experience your beautiful town in the future.  (Incase you wondered, my speech was about being appropriately open about mental health diagnosis.) It was my first time seeing real palm trees.   I had the famous "fish tacos", saw the ocean which I thought was salty (yes I tasted it) - and even though I only went in up to my knees - it really did pull me around a fair deal. This was in Ocean Beach.  Olde Town was charming though many of the tourist shops had the same selection of magnets, mugs, t-shirts and jewelry for sale.  Here too I was hoping that unique shops and items would be available... I guess not. The little Italian Restaurant we went to the first night we were there was magical.  The only place near by that did  not need reservations nor had a huge waiting list of people, we settled for a boring looking little restaurant.  Inside - it was similar - very plain white walls, no seating, walk-up to the counter to order.  To my surprise they offered we could sit "out back".  I expected card tables in a parking lot.  I was pleasantly surprised by a well kept, beautifully lit garden oasis...  it was truly magical. So San Diego - I would like to come back and see more of your fantastic city, try more of the beach and the surfing.
Where the Sun Sets on San Diego
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@TRBRocks420 (79604)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Jul 17
Sounds like another fun adventure. I have only been there once at the bus station lol.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
Aw no, only the bus stop? I hope you can go again and experience more of it.
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@TRBRocks420 (79604)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel Yes it was just a stop on my way back home, bus made a lot of stops, they also stopped in LA the bus station looked like a DMX Rap video lol.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
@TRBRocks420 Ah, I've never experienced bus travel. Makes sense there would be a lot stops tho. When I read DMX I instantly thought of "Walk this way"
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Jul 17
I haven't been to San Diego since I was a kid. All I remember is the zoo.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
Ah, I wanted to get to the zoo, didn't happen though.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel - That's too bad. That's a world famous zoo.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 I've heard it's great! Someday I hope to go. In the meantime I hope to get to my little local zoo... ah budgetary concerns.
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
30 Jul 17
Never been to San Diego.Thanks for sharing those wonderful memories.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
It was lovely, I hope you can go sometime
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel I may go there sometime in future.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
@silvermist That would be cool!
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 17
Sounds like you had a great time there. I hope you have the chance to go back and experience more of the city, especially surfing!
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
Thanks! I would love to try surfing, though I bet it's harder than it looks. Have you surfed?
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel No, and yeah it does look hard! We don't have very big waves here, surfing isn't very popular.
@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
31 Jul 17
It is a beautiful city, and I'd love to go back as well.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
Oh cool! If I had money I would say, let's plan a trip! :-)
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel I would echo that.
@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Jul 17
it is very beautiful there and i would have stayed if not for the earth quakes that terrified me. i lived in the Chula Vista suberb for a while of San Deigo and then for a while when the earth quake struck that brought down a whole section of overhead highway and many buildings etc. we lived in Corcoran . i cleaned rooms where the rescuers stayed in shifts to sleep
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
Oh, I forgot about the earthquakes-- isn't it something how some of the most beautiful places have some of the most dangerous phenomena ? I'm happy you were safe... I can't imagine seeing something like that much less living there
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@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel safe so far but at any time we could have a hurricane and that would be the end of me just for the excitemint and anxiety and no breathing machine for a long period
@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
30 Jul 17
Sounds nice.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
It was truly lovely
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
31 Jul 17
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Jul 17
@FayeHazel , it is lovely when you find a jewel where you least expect, like that Garden. I hope you get to visit San Diego again just to relax.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
Oh , isn't that the best? To find something plain on the outside but splendid and hidden? Thanks! I hope to return too
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Aug 17
@FayeHazel it absolutely is . You're welcome and it is a great travel goal to have.
@mandala100 (46270)
• Hong Kong
30 Jul 17
@FayeHazel That's a nice trip and good memories you have there in San Diego my friend. Thank you for sharing it.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
So welcome, thank you for reading :-)
@mandala100 (46270)
• Hong Kong
31 Jul 17
@FayeHazel No problem my friend.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
30 Jul 17
I've been to SanDiego several times, the last with just my husband for a week. It is beautiful! We ate in the Gaslight district, visited San Diego Zoo again, went to Coronado Island, shopped in La Jolla, and stayed in a hotel on a marina. They had the best Caesar salad I've ever had. And yes, all oceans are salty. lol. I hope you can return.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
The gaslight district sounds splendid... and the hotel where we stayed had a view of Coronado. Isn't that funny how we've both been in the same location, just at different times... :-) And now I'm craving a good ceaser salad
• United States
30 Jul 17
I had a friend once who always wanted to go back to live in San Diego. She could not stop talking about it. It must be a really nice city.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
I was really impressed by it, granted I didn't get to see much of it. But beautiful sights and lovely weather. However everything was very expensive
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@Kandae11 (38717)
30 Jul 17
Sounds like a nice place to visit.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
It was lovely!
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@Corbin5 (109662)
• United States
30 Jul 17
I have never been to San Diego, but it does sound like a lovely place to spend some time!
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
31 Jul 17
It was really nice, I hope you can visit sometime
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@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
2 Nov
love to visit these city where state you live?
@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
5 Aug 17
Oh I wish I can go there!
@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
5 Aug 17
Oh I wish I can go there!
@Nawsheen (23067)
• Mauritius
31 Jul 17
Have never been there before. Seems to be a nice place. Thanks for sharing
@spaceseed (2891)
• India
31 Jul 17
So make a plan and visit there once more
@Hannihar (38257)
31 Jul 17
My Aunt lived in San Diego and my cousins in Van Eyes. We went to Disneyland and loved it. Don't remember much about it there but Disneyland. We also have palm trees here in Jerusalem. They are very nice.