We had limited time in San Diego but we did make the most of it. We stayed at the Chula Vista Resort about an half hour south of the city, but right next to the waters of San Diego Bay. They squeezed us in there – sites are close together and too short for our motorhome and car to fit on the site, and the roads are narrow. The place is landscaped nicely though and has a sparkling pool, hot tub and tiki huts.
Our main objective here was to meet Roni’s half-sister Pat and her family that lives here (see separate post). We were able to spend quite a bit of time getting acquainted. We also took a day on our own for sightseeing.
The weather wasn’t cooperating. We had to wait a day to travel from Yuma due to high wind warnings in the mountains. Then temperatures reached record highs while we were there – one day 105 degrees. There were red flag warnings for fire danger too as humidity levels were only about 5% coupled with the high heat and winds.
The Marina next to the RV Park was beautiful and the restaurant there proved to be a great place to eat breakfast.
It also borders on the Bayview Park with views of San Diego Bay and the city, but don’t plan on swimming here as there were warnings posted about bad quality water.
We went to Seaport Village and walked along the water. This is where the USS Midway is docked.
We didn’t take the time to tour. There are shops and restaurants. Also in this area is a strange little park that is a tribute to Bob Hope.
Then we went to South Beach Grill in Ocean Beach with a view of the Pacific. We ate tacos and drank local beer. Then we walked along the beach. It was about 100 degrees but didn’t feel, too bad.
Next, we drove out to Stone Brewery at Liberty Station and had a beer sampling.
Pat accompanied us to Coronado for lunch at Miguels and a short tour of the Hotel Del Coronado. She worked here in the early 50’s as a waitress and waited on movie stars.
The Hotel is impressive. And we enjoyed Pat talking about living in Coronado and working at the Del.
There seems to be a movement of people trading their RV life for life on a boat. We think we found a fixer upper.