We met back up with our friends after we had split off from them a couple days ago in Quartzsite, AZ. They headed to Yuma, AZ (which we had already been there done that) and we needed to go to Rancho Cucamonga, CA to get some repair work done on our car cover. The car cover was moving more than it should on the car when we were towing it so they had to add a couple more straps to the cover to hold it down. No biggie.
Now we are back with our friends. We all met up in Coronado, CA which is just on the outskirts of San Diego, CA. There are a ton of military bases in this area and Coronado is no exception. We are actually staying on a Navy base, right on the beach.
Getting to Coronado is interesting. Once you get off the expressway you have to cross over this huge, long bridge, which I might add is also a white knuckled drive. Their are beautiful views from this bridge, however with the traffic zooming in and out and the bridge itself only 2 lanes each way, with no sides, makes for an intense ride. I only snapped a couple pictures before I was hanging on. I did not like the fact that we were so high up and this bridge had no real sides to speak of. Just cement barriers that you really did not want to test.
So we’re here for just a couple days. Staying on the beach there are no hook-ups. So we are dry camping for now. Which is no big deal. Right outside our window is Glorietta Bay and San Diego Bay with a marina right in front of us. Just on the other side of us, across the street, is the Pacific Ocean. On the north side of Coronado Island is the Naval Air Station. Across the bay is the Naval Station San Diego. Lots of Battleships, Air Craft Carriers and other Naval Ships. It’s interesting to get the binoculars out and see the different ships across the way.
Looking across the bay there was one really interesting ship that we all noticed right away. It’s the New York. This is the ship that they built from the reclaimed steel from the twin towers from NYC after 9/11. Very interesting. Here’s a digitally zoomed image of it from my little pocket camera.
The New York Ship, Built From Reclaimed Steel From The 9/11 Twin Towers. Note The Twin Towers On The Ship.
STAY THERE…DO NOT COME HOME YET…STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE…we are expecting lots of snow and below zero temps and wind-chills and I need to keep looking at your blue sky and that you can walk around in shorts…sigh. I need to keep my spirits up in the face of winter gloom. Ah gee, D&B. How about I fly out there and meet you for a bit? I could sit with David on the beach and have coffee with him too. I know how strange it must be to sit out there without Tasha next to you. Being only in your heart is very different, I know.
Love the cactus flowers…too bad you could not send me some to grow here! They are really cool. I zoomed in on the New York and could see a lot of the detail so your camera did a good job. Got chills just looking at it and thinking about what it represents!
Thanks too, for giving the hints into what will become historically, another aspect of man’s need to boldly go forth and explore new areas through your geocaching. It is humbling to realize that my own brother and his wife are, and shall be, contributing so much to the annals of history. That, in your own small way, you are helping to shape so much of the future of Earth, The Galaxy, the Universe. I can’t help but be awed. YOU GO D&B…YOU ROCK!!!