San Diego Bay

This afternoon we head into downtown San Diego.  Earlier in the day, I had picked up some brochures in the hotel lobby pertaining to the local attractions.  A stretch of land along the bay has recently been revitalized.San Diego Bay

San DiegoEmbarcadera San Diego Bay is a small stretch of waterfront offering a little something for everyone;  from dining to shopping, from museums to cruises, plus much more.  It takes about fifteen minutes to walk the Embarcadero from the Maritime Museum to the Seaport Village.  Don’t feel like walking, no problem…..there are numerous bicycle taxis ready to take you to your next destination.

The attraction of most interest to Logan is the USS Midway Museum.  Tour this floating city at your leisure with over 60 exhibits and 25 restored aircraft.  The USS Midway is one of the Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carriers and is now a museum and open to the public year round.  We were shocked to learn 3,200,000 gallons of ship and aviation fuel could be stored onboard.  I guess I shouldn’t complain about my fuel costs.

USS Midway
USS Midway Museum

USS MidwayLogan forgoes a visit aboard the USS Midway in hopes of touring this aircraft carrier on a future visit with his father.  Hubby was a constant source of our discussions throughout the day, as we both know he truly would love the museum and memorials in this beautiful park setting.

Logan and I take our time enjoying Embarcadero.  Talented artisans have crafted stunning memorials.  I was moved by the Bob Hope Memorial.  As you walk up to these statues, past recordings of Bob Hope from his USO Tours fill the air.

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Bob Hope Memorial

San DiegoOther memorials include; Taffy 3 WWII Memorial, USS San Diego Memorial, Aircraft Carrier Memorial, Pearl Harbor Memorial.

The Seaport Village is to the south of the USS Midway Museum.  Cute shops and restaurants abound, as well as a great view of the Coronado Bay Bridge.

To the north of the USS Midway Museum are the piers for cruise ships.  Just as we were walking by, the Sapphire Princess was pulling out of port.  It was fun to watch and wave bon voyage.

North of the cruise ships is the Maritime Museum.  Along side some historical sailing vessels were a couple of semi-submerged submarines.  Once again, we forgo the museum tour while noting information for a future visit.Embarcadero San Diego Bay

Unfortunately, tomorrow we return to Phoenix with found memories of yet another whirlwind trip and plans to return for a lengthier stay.

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