Chapitre 5 1/2: Images from San Diego, CA

San Diego is quite a lovely city especially with its precious beaches.

And the loveliness is best exprimé through images.

There’s seal and sea lion watching…

Sun basking…

Beach musing…

Naval-ship touring…

House Vacation-rental admiring…

Nice balcons looking at the beach.


and Clubbing…

The clubbing experience is quite différent from that in Chicago – there was less House musique and more Rap.

…just to name a few…

San Diego is a belle ville with relatively mild weather nearly all year round – this makes it a parfait place for a nice, relaxing vacances! 

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.


Chapitre 5: A Taste of the Sweet Soleil on Mission Beach in San Diego, CA

From the moment the plane touched down, I was in love with San Diego.

The weather was dry but comfortable.

For most of my stay, the sun shone brightly, but wasn’t scorching hot.

Everyday was the moment parfait to enjoy the beach. Mission Beach.

5 Raisons to Enjoy the Sunset on Mission Beach:

  • Mission Beach isn’t just for surfing and sunbathing, it also hosts a nombre of other types of activités. From horseshoes to bicycling to basketball, there’s a wide variety of non-water based activités for everyone. 
  • The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. There’s no better way to enjoy the vue of the sunset than from the Giant Dipper.

  • Lunch on the grass, not on the sand. There are plenty of pic-nic tables for beach patrons to enjoy lunch, dîner, or even a game of poker.

  • Surf in the Wave House Athletic Club. There is plenty of océan space for everyone; however, for beginners or those who prefer not to take the risque in the océan, the Wave House Athletic Club offers fake ocean waves.

*Edit: As of 02 Janvier 2016, The Wave House Athletic Club is currently being reconstructed, so, it is closed.

  • Fish for lunch. The Mission Bay Jetty offers fishers a nice spot to reel in some yellow tail.

Mission Beach may not be the Best beach in the U.S.A., but it certainly has its perks!

If you’re in the San Diego area, I recommend taking a day to enjoy the beach and some of the activités it has to offer. And, don’t forget to test your adrénaline on the Giant Dipper! ♦

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.

Chapitre 4: Sleepy Seals in San Diego, CA

The sun was glistening off the Pacifique; the wind was giving me a new hairstyle.

The Hornblower touriste boat was bobbing with the waves.

I admired the construction of the San Diego-Coronado bridge as we bobbed up and down underneath it and then turned around.

And then I saw them: Seals.

The seals didn’t do anything but lay around. “Hey, I wanna relax under the sun, too!” They didn’t care what I wanted.

5 Raisons to Take a Boat Tour in San Diego:

  • Seals. They’re big, lazy, and fishy but they’re adorable!

They can be seen from afar, on the boat, which is great for those who préfère not to share the beach with these créatures.

  • The vue magnifique of San Diego from the Océan Pacifique.

Look! There’s a house at the top of the hôtel.

  • The vue and the seals can be enjoyed from inside the cabin on colder days. 

There’s no better way to enjoy the océan and the city on a cold day than inside a nice, cozy boat cabin.

  • The explication of San Diego’s histoire from the océan. Who knew that San Diego was the first city in California where the Europeans settled? Thus, giving it the name: The Birth Place of California.
  • A turn driving the boat. Ok, so you don’t really get to drive the boat, but you can enjoy the vue from the wheel and have your photo taken.

Yep, I’m driving the boat…

San Diego is a cute city with great weather nearly all year round!

It sure beats Chicago’s humidité during the summer months. ♦

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.