Tuesday, July 30, 2013

San Diego

I am about a year late posting this. Last summer we went to San Diego to visit Justin's grandpa. I was excited to meet him since I hadn't before. We were able to travel with Justin's dad and step mom and had a nice little vacation. Grandpa Jay was as sweet as could be. It was nice to spend some time and get to know him a little bit.  He was living in a nursing home and really looked forward to visitors. With limited mobility and function for activities, he really thrived with company. We were fortunate to go when we did as he has since passed away. I am glad for the time we had with him, albeit short.

We did several fun, tourist activities during our trip. We took the Old Town Trolley on a Hop On Hop Off Day Trip. There were 10 or 11 stops and you could get off and spend as much time as you wanted at a particular stop and then get back on and head out to the next stop. The Seaport Village stop had the SEAL Tour which is like Ride the Ducks but with seals.  Its basically a boat with wheels that drives through the streets of San Diego with a narrator and then hits the harbor to cruise around. We saw some maritime training with dolphins and seals as well as a dock full of seals. We also stopped at Balboa Park which has a lot of history, museums and beautiful gardens.

Here we are at Coronado Beach.

Visiting with Grandpa Jay.

The San Diego Zoo

All in all a fun trip.

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