This weekend we went on a little trip down to San Diego to meet up with Doug’s brother and family.
We ate lunch in La Jolla and visited the Cabrillo National Monument where there is a really fun lighthouse that was in operation from 1855 to 1891 (that’s old here in California).
We realized while walking around town on Saturday that Doug’s “Stop Wars” t-shirt may not get the best reception seeing as San Diego is the home of the Pacific Fleet, but luckily no one bothered us.
We met up with the family and headed out to Mission Beach and then had dinner in Old Town San Diego. Old Town is super touristy, but really fun maybe because of the kitschy aspect of it.
The next day we headed out to Coronado Island where we saw SEALS. Not the cute harbor seal with big eyes (which we saw in La Jolla the day before) but Navy SEALS being trained to row rubber rafts.
Even though it’s interesting, it always makes me a little sad to see things like this, though, knowing that so many of these people will more than likely be going off to a pointless war. We also saw a guy getting totally chewed out by the person in charge. He had to roll around in the sand for something like 5 minutes straight and not only were all his comrades watching but a lot of nosy civilians too. How embarassing!
We took a couple of pictures of the family, including me with my tousled humidity-hating hair and ever blossoming belly.