Tourist in my Town

This past weekend, James and I decided to explore our area.  There are great towns nearby that we have yet to play in and there are old favorites that it has been far too long since our last visit.  Friday after work, James and I got in our afternoon workouts and then put the bikes on the car and headed to one of our favorite lunch spots, Point Loma Seafoods!

When I FIRST moved here, Jennifer and I discovered this little gem from my San Diego Tourist Guide Book.  We came every weekend.  I’m not exaggerating.  EVERY WEEKEND.  Anyway, it’s been awhile since James and I have been and so we headed back to enjoy the sunny outdoor seating and the view of the boats in the marina.

We quickly ordered our standard, the Crab Sandwich, and headed to a sunny table outdoors to wait for our number to be called.  This place is great to order lunch or dinner, but you can also go there to pick up fish to cook at home for dinner.

We enjoyed our delicious sandwiches and then headed to Coronado.  It’s so close and easy to get to, but somehow, we always feel a world away, like we are on vacation.

We unload the bikes and take a ride around the island, enjoying the sites that are so easy to take advantage of while living here.

After our bike ride, we run through the cold sand to watch the sun before it dips behind the piece of land jutting out that is Point Loma.  We take pictures and run like little kids and think how lucky we are to do things like this.

Staying true to form, tourist style, we get up Saturday morning and decide to explore San Clemente.

This quaint little town is about an hour drive and sits just North of Camp Pendleton.  We fill the back of the car with towels, swimsuits, a frisbee, fun magazines and hiking shoes.  Must be prepared.   Once we get there, James is feeling the need for some relaxing beach time and so, beach time it is.

Right on the edge of the beach are the tracks for AmTrak.  We’ve taken the train in the past and it’s a beautiful way to travel!

After enough laying around, we head into town to check out the local shops and for some much needed lunch.  The Shore caught our eye with their sign out front for Bloody Mary’s.  It was calling my name.

After lunch, we enjoyed popping in and out of the cute boutique shops.

Ready to head back home, we drove through Oceanside and decided to take a detour to check out this town just South of Camp Pendleton.

Beautiful sunset, amazing views and an all round fantastic weekend exploring our town!

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