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Incredible San Diego – La Jolla

I felt the need to explore today, and have just a bit of “me” time.  The kids were at school, so instead of being cooped up with the computer, I figured some fresh air and reacquaintance with San Diego was on the list.  I headed for La Jolla which is only about a fifteen minutes drive north from downtown San Diego.

By the way, La Jolla is not pronounced with a “J” like in jolly, rather it is pronounced “La Hoya”.  Want to hear the pronunciation in Spanish?  http://translate.google.com/#en/es/jolla  Just click on the speaker button when the Google Translate page opens.  Want to hear the pronunciation in Finnish?  http://translate.google.com/#en/fi/jolla – I was inspired to add these two links, courtesy of Matti from Finland (see comment below).  Thanks, Matti.

This is what I saw, and photographed with my I-Phone (not the camera of choice), but this had been a spontaneous trip, and was not planned, so I apologize if the pictures are fuzzy.

La Jolla Cove – San Diego

La Jolla Beach, San Diego

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Even the sea lions love La Jolla.  We have plenty of them, as well as seals, but I think these are sea lions:

Sea Lions, La Jolla Cove – San Diego

La Jolla, San Diego

Tropical San Diego

Tropical San Diego – La Jolla

La Jolla, San Diego

The sky seems so beautiful and blue, but all these pictures were taken on the same day, and I never touch up my pictures.

La Jolla, San Diego

I like flowers by the ocean, so picturesque!

La Jolla, San Diego

Want to see what yesterday morning was like?  It wasn’t that nice weather-wise, it was drizzling slightly, and the skies were grey, but something spectacular appeared in the sky – a full rainbow!  I have never seen such a big rainbow, I was overjoyed.  Again, I only had my I-Phone, and could not capture the entire rainbow from left to right – it was way too big!  Actually, this picture did not come out nice, it was nicer seeing the rainbow in person, and was a completely different experience.

Full Rainbow – San Diego – Solana Beach

This picture taken in La Jolla today seems to have a faint shadow of a rainbow, but I don’t think there was one in the sky at the time I was taking these pictures, although I did see another rainbow again earlier today, but not like yesterday’s.

La Jolla, San Diego

The weather has turned a little cooler now in San Diego, but it’s still beautiful during the day.  We finally got our morning and evening breeze back, but as always – when we have it back, we wish we had the heat back.  Still, San Diego is Paradise on earth, and after seeing it again today – I think there’s no better place.

This is an addition to the post:  Look at the picture I just added (below).  This is La Jolla Cove, and was taken in approximately October of 1996 (before I moved to San Diego – while on holiday).  I just found this picture, and compared it against Image 3088 which is picture 7 (above) – just to make sure it was La Jolla, and not one of the many other beaches around the world.  You will see that it is the same place, even if the quality of the pictures is very different – this new addition was taken with an older camera, which was not a digital camera (not sure which camera – probably Olympus), and hence I scanned it onto my computer.  I wonder if you notice any real changes other than image quality and color?  Anyway, enjoy this “new” picture too.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego – 1996

Here are both pictures of La Jolla Cove closer together.

     

Beautiful San Diego – Some Places You’ll Want To Escape To

It has been way too hot in San Diego this year.  In fact, just today, it got up to 101°F on the coast in Del Mar.  This weather is definitely unusual for us.  We always have a nice breeze here by the coast.  Where has the breeze gone to, and when is it coming back?  Powerhouse Beach in Del Mar, and the Hotel Del in Coronado are just a few perfect places to escape to.

First, a glimpse of beautiful San Diego as seen from Coronado:

San Diego Skyline

San Diego Skyline

San Diego Skyline from Coronado

Powerhouse Beach in Del Mar – this is an absolutely beautiful beach complete with children’s playground, palm trees, restaurants on the beach and much more.

Powerhouse Beach, Del Mar, San Diego

Powerhouse Beach, Del Mar

What better playground than this for kids?  Play in paradise, swing overlooking the ocean….it just doesn’t get any better!

Playground At Powerhouse Park, Del Mar

Even dogs want to get in on the action at the playground.

Powerhouse Beach, Del Mar

Powerhouse Beach, Del Mar

Some people escape the heat to this place, and the words on the flag are so appropriate!

Wine Styles, Coronado

Some people still want to be active, and what better place than the beach?

Hotel Del, Coronado

You might know that the Hotel Del is my favorite place in San Diego (see my previous post on San Diego).  Today, the sky was so beautiful and blue, there’s just no place like the Hotel Del.

Hotel Del, Coronado

Hotel Del, Coronado

People escape the heat, and go to the Hotel Del.  Weddings take place here as well as on the beach all the time.

Hotel Del, Coronado

Hotel Del, Coronado

This beach is right in front of the Hotel Del in Coronado, and on this particular day in July – I saw two weddings on the beach and one occurring in the grounds of the Hotel Del.  That place sure is popular for many!

Hotel Del Coronado Beach

Even though this picture was not taken at Powerhouse Beach in Del Mar or in Coronado, I just felt it was fitting to show it here – along with the other picture of the dog in this post.  Dogs sure get pampered in San Diego!

Ruby’s Diner, Carlsbad

So whether you have a dog that appreciates the finer things in life, or whether it’s yourself, take a visit to America’s finest city, and you will find a place that will become your piece of paradise.

Please note, this is an addition:  I just had to add La Jolla Cove as a place you’d want to escape to as well, here is the link: https://luchanik.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/incredible-san-diego-la-jolla/ .  Also, please take a look at one of my other posts on Beautiful San Diego: https://luchanik.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/beautiful-san-diego/