Friday/ to San Diego

I traveled to San Diego on Friday afternoon for a weekend visit to my brother and his family.  We went to dinner in the Little Italy neighborhood in San Diego downtown.  Afterwards we strolled around the waterfront on North San Diego Bay.

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Here’s our approach into San Diego International airport. The airport has only ONE runway (making it very busy), but for now proposals and plans to build a bigger airport outside the city have been shelved.
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With brother Piet. Piet, Krista and I had dinner in Little Italy, a neighborhood in downtown San Diego. In the early days of the city this was an Italian fishing neighborhood but now it is filled with Italian restaurants, Italian retail shops, home design stores, art galleries, and residential units.

 

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[From Wikipedia] The Star of India was built in 1863 in the Isle of Man, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship. After a full career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route. Retired in 1926, she was not restored until 1962–63 and is now a seaworthy museum ship home-ported at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still floating. The ship is both a California Historical Landmark and United States National Historic Landmark.
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This is the San Diego County Administration Center, a historic Beaux-Arts/Spanish Revival-style building in San Diego, California. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the building on July 16, 1938.

 

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