While out in California last week for the Disneyland Half Marathon, we continued to stay out there for another week to tour more of California. After leaving Disneyland, our next stop was San Diego. We boarded an Amtrak train in Anaheim and took it down the coast to San Diego. For those that know me, I love trains, so this was a no brainer. It took about 2 hours for the trip, and the train tracks ran the coast so we traveled right on the beach for most of the trip.
Here are some of the views from the train.
Once we arrived in San Diego, we checked in to our hotel and then walked down to the waterfront area. We got there about lunch time, so we ate at Anthony’s Fish Grotto. They had really good seafood, and I would recommend it if you go to San Diego. Most of the seats have waterfront views of the harbor. As we sat eating, we could see the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier. That was very exciting. I thought this was as close as we would get, but later I found out it was not!
After lunch we walked along the waterfront to see the retired USS Midway. It is an old aircraft carrier that served in three wars and was retired in the early nineties. We did not go onboard for the tour; just admired it from the waterfront. After this we walked around to a huge statue of a soldier and nurse kissing. It was entitled “Unconditional Surrender.” Following this there was a memorial to Bob Hope and all the work and support he gave our military.