Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Day at the Coast

Where are we today?
The Chateau at Lake San Marcos

Today's adventure was a trip down along the coast, but before we did that we went over to Kit Carson Park in Escondido to see the mosaic Queen Califia's Magic Circle. We had see this last year and felt that Greg would find it interesting, which he did.

Then over to La Jolla where we up Mount Soledad for a 360 view of the San Diego area. It was still a bit hazy, but the view from there is always absolutely incredible.

Next stop was the beach in La Jolla. Greg waded into the ocean and it was about 56F. Too cold to swim without a wet suit, but we did walk along the beach, and Greg did his signature handstands.

One legged bird

From La Jolla we went along the Pacific Coast Highway (101) to Encinitas. One of our favourite spots there are the meditation gardens because they have the best view of the ocean from high on top of the cliffs. The gardens are very pretty too.

Right across the road is Swami's Cafe. We had some wonderful fresh organic Turkey and Avocado Club sandwiches. Greg had a Mahi Mahi wrap. Just wonderful.

Further up the coast we passed through Leucadia, Solana Beach and on to Carlsbad. A quick call into the Outlets to get Greg a pair of smart casual pants and a shirt as we were having dinner with V at the Chateau and they have a no jean and T shirt dress code for dinner.

We dressed V up in her finest, did her hair and took her over to the dining room. She is really not well, but she did enjoy the visit from Greg.

Greg at dinner in his "borrowed" dinner jacket from the communal closet in the dining room.

A very successful day all round.


  1. Love the mosaic. How beautiful.
    Boy isn't Greg the talented one! One-handed hand stand...impressive
    Lovely photos of the flowers. Good job! ~wheresweaver

    1. Queen Califia's Magic Circle is quite extraordinary. Greg did gymnastics since he was about 4 or 5 and he can still do a few tricks. He takes good care of his body.