On our way we passed by Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. It is a National Cemetery and as such most of the gravesites are military or family of veterans. The headstones are all white and the same shape and aligned with military precision, row upon row upon row. Must be thousands. The colours with the white headstones, green grass, blue sky and green ocean backdrop make for a spectacular setting. Should have stopped to take a few pics but time was tight. Not that walking through a Cemetery is my idea of a touristy activity the picturesque setting more than makes up for it.
Following our trek around Cabrillo we headed to Old Town San Diego State Park for lunch. It is located on the original settlement of San Diego and consists of restaurants, shops and museums. We had time for lunch and a quick stroll around the rest of the Park.
We had left the trailer and Charli at 9:30 and it was now 4:00 with at least an hours drive thru rush hour traffic. We got out on the freeway and since there were two of us in the truck I took advantage of the Car Pool lane. Made much better time that way.
|The view back into San Diego from the Monument|
|The old lighthouse. It was actually located at too high an elevation as |
low clouds and fog would obliterate the view from ships of the light.
The new one below is located closer to sea level.
|The new lighthouse and Coast Guard administrative buildings. |
Not a bad work setting.
|We went down for a closer look at the tide pools created by the surf.|
|A beautiful view of the Pacific|
|A Navy ship. One of many. Behind it is a Naval Air Base. A number of fighter jets and larger transport jets took off while we were here.|
|Not sure what was going on, perhaps training flights, but the stream|
of military helicopters flying out and then returning awhile later was non stop.
|A closer look at the surf. A few boats, surfers, Pelicans and Sea Lions.|
|Old Town San Diego. Our choice of restaurant for lunch.|
|My version of cutting back. Lori and I should have split this meal. |
Who can eat this much. I filled two large tortilla shells and still had lots left over.
|Another one of the shops at Old Town|
Tomorrow we are heading to Julian for some Apple Pie which is apparently worth the hour long trip. We will take Charli so it will give her a break from the crate and us a break from driving on I-5.