Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The beautiful Coronado: A weekend getaway!

1 day off work (Friday)
1 plane trip
1 in flight beverage
1 taxi ride
= weekend of fun!

As a final hoorah before beginning the semester, a girlfriend and I decided on a quick trip to Coronado Island. Dashing, Dashing's family, and I frequent the island a lot for family getaways. This time it was time for a girls trip with my good friend Reenie Rose(this is her future blog name)! [See Dashing and I on previous outing here]
The beautiful island has film spot for Marilyn Monroe and vacation spot for Babe Ruth (just to name a few). The Hotel Del Coronado, a national landmark, is a highlight of the island in addition to it's military history. The island (actually a peninsula) creates a natural bay - perfect to protect our military ships and men. Therefore, you can imagine you get a fantastic patriotic feeling while you're there. The beautiful ocean, grand panoramic view of downtown San Diego, and picturesque homes add quite an extraordinary touch to the place. Here are a few pictures from our trip!

(Hotel Del picture from wikimedia commons - I couldn't get one this good :)

On the ferry boat


Great patriotic photo with the flag and Coronado Bridge

Our favorite island restaurant, Village Pizzaria


Fantastic statue of the famous Navy kiss next to an aircraft carrier

3 comments :

Sweet Simplicity said...

How fun! It looks like a fantastic place to vacation!

boycrazE419 said...

Those pictures bring back fabulous memories and are going to be about all that gets me through this crazy week. Can't wait to see you later this week! Thanks for a wonderful weekend getaway!

Penelope said...

Lovely! Welcome to SITS!

 

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