Sadly, Flat Ruthie's visit with us is winding down; after tomorrow, she'll be on her way to another vacation designation and more sites to see.
We have enjoyed having her here with us.
Today we took off to La Jolla, which is about 30 miles from where we live; it is still in
San Diego County
It is obviously very close to the beach.
It has beautiful beaches
and big houses
and shops to explore
great restaurants to eat at
and hang gliding; looks fun (I think)
I've walked a lot of the beach down there (La Jolla Shores)
been in the ocean there too
This is one of the restaurants in La Jolla. It is right along the beach. In high tide when a storm comes through, the ocean has been known to come up to the restaurant and the waves are so high and so powerful they break windows of it. Yet the view from it is stunning and a favorite place to go and eat.
We've eaten there a few times in our younger days. Delicious food and fantastic view!
San Diego is a beautiful place to visit and live in. No doubt about it. We have the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, Coronado Island, a professional baseball team (Padres), a professional football team (Chargers), an international airport, a dock for cruise ships, many miles of beaches, shops galore, lots of restaurants to eat at, perfect climate.
My family moved here back in August 1965 from Pennsylvania. My mom wanted to escape the winter weather back there. She was tired of fighting driving in snow and ice and the shoveling of snow and the cold weather. She braved leaving her extended family and venturing out with three young children alone as she was a young widow.
I've lived in other states, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana. I have come back on two separate times to Southern California. It is picture perfect.
But it is also very expensive to live here. House prices, even in this economy, are still very high. Rents for a one bedroom apartment here in my town can start around $1300 a month.
Freeways are crowded, commuters deal with rush hour traffic every day.
Yet it is still a popular place to visit and a lot of people do come to try to live here.
There is still so much I could have shown you, lots to do here, but thanks for letting Flat Ruthie and me show you a bit around.
One last post tomorrow as we say goodbye to Flat Ruthie and send her on her way.
May your day tomorrow be a good one!