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Hiking to a Mexican multi

I up was early to catch my flight to San Diego.  I was supposed to meet my cousin there, but he had to cancel the trip.  I already had tickets, so my friend and I decided to go anyway.  We took an extra day off work and had a nice 4-day Labor Day weekend.  I had another friend that had just moved to the area last year, so we met up with her as well.

I arrived at the airport and picked up the rental car.  I used National car rental and they were by far the worst rental car experience I've had, and I've had several rental cars over the years.  This one was small, understaffed, and disorganized.  My car had a low tire light on but they said it was a faulty light and the tire pressure was fine.

Wildlife at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
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I met up with my friend, who arrived earlier and had already met up with our local friend.  All of us are geocachers, so we planned a trip that involves geocaching and sight seeing.  We visited Mexico, sort of, by finding some caches that were located in the U.S., but started in Mexico.  We also visited the Tijuana Estuary and Imperial Beach.  We didn't spend long at any of these locations, but long enough get a taste of the area.  It was really nice and relaxing to walk on the beach.  We spotted several little blue jellyfish like things.  We looked them up later and found they are called Velella velella and not really jellyfish.

We then drove up the strand to Coronado Island.  We got some great views and stopped at some nice little places.  Once we got to Coronado Island, it was crazy busy.  We wanted to see the hotel, but couldn't park anywhere close.  It was at least $20 to park at the hotel parking lot!  I had recently hurt my knee playing softball, so I was hobbling along with a hiking stick/cane.  I was not up to a long walk just to look at the hotel.  Sadly, we left the area and tons of people and cars.  We did some random caching around the island, then drove back to our hotel for a late dinner at a nearby pizza restaurant. 

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Hiking to a Mexican multi
Hiking to a Mexican multi
Wildlife at Tijuana River Valley R…
Wildlife at Tijuana River Valley …
Tijuana Estuary
Tijuana Estuary
walking on the beach
walking on the beach
Imperial Beach
Imperial Beach
feet in the surf
feet in the surf
pier at Imperial Beach
pier at Imperial Beach
sandpiper
sandpiper
seaweed
seaweed
Velella velella
Velella velella
three of us on the beach
three of us on the beach
Entrance to Imperial Beach
Entrance to Imperial Beach
Surfing statue at Imperial Beach
Surfing statue at Imperial Beach
dophin painted electrical box
dophin painted electrical box
restaurant decor
restaurant decor
Sheltering Wings
Sheltering Wings
view from a geocache
view from a geocache
tricky geocache
tricky geocache
front of fountain with a seagull
front of fountain with a seagull
cool fountain
cool fountain
bird of paradise
bird of paradise
seashell imprints on the concrete …
seashell imprints on the concrete…
park with cool trees
park with cool trees
looking up at a palm tree
looking up at a palm tree
San Diego
photo by: Sunflower300