Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Glimpses of Tuesday!

After one last gorgeous sunset from the room in Carlsbad, we checked out of the hotel this morning and headed south to San Diego to spend our last two nights on the ocean in Pacific Beach. First stop on the ride down the coast was Torrey Pines State Beach.

Torrey Pines was one of the beaches noted on one of the seaglass sights, so we decided to make a stop.

Craig and I have really been spoiled by our trips to Isla Mujeres. This was what we picked up during our hour plus hunt down the beach. Fairly pitiful by Isla standards! Seaglass is so scarce around here, I nearly wet my pants when I saw these green pieces in the sand!

We arrived early in Pacific Beach before our hotel room was ready, so we headed down the boardwalk to the Green Flash. I'll show photos of our food in another post. Craig had the fish and chips and I had a mahi mahi sandwich with fruit. Both were wonderful! The room still wasn't ready after lunch, so we decided to head to Ocean Beach to check out some of the antique stores.

The shops were wonderful, and now I'm regretting not buying a couple of items. We may need to go back! Aren't these cool old bottles with shell bottle stoppers beautiful!

Ocean Beach seems to be THE happening young place in San Diego. Here's the O.B. lampposts decorated for Christmas.

This place must have fantastic burgers. The line literally was a half block long!

Back in Pacific Beach, we were able to check into the room. We decided to head out on a walk down the boardwalk. I told Craig we really should deck ourselves out in these getups! I'd go for the tie-dyed peace shirt, but he'd never bite on that Old Guys Rule shirt!

The bait shop on Crystal Pier.

We took a stroll out onto Crystal Pier. This is the view from the end of the pier back to shore.

Look at this beautiful seashell wreath!

These Crystal Pier Cottages are fantastic!

By the time we returned from our walk, the sun was setting. So far, there's been a beautiful sunset every night! I should sleep like a baby to the sound of these waves tonight! : )


Jamqueen said...

Looks like a beautiful place--I haven't been in that area since 1974!

jeanie said...

Great photos Beck! What's the temp there?

Life's a Beach! said...

Ann, we hadn't been here since the late 90's. I can't believe how much things have changed!

Jeanie, the temps have been in the 60's and 70's. Warm in the day, cool at night. Yesterday, we saw girls in bikinis on the boardwalk here. I'm betting they were from out of town! : ) It's sweater/light jacket weather.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you need to plan the next trip to Isla to collect seaglass! :-)

Isla Chica

Bennie said...

Those are great pics of Crystal Pier.