San Diego 2011 trip
By Faye Hazel
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.
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• Holiday, Florida
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
• United States
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
• United States
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.