Coronado

Current Location: Vacationer RV Park, El Cajon, California

Yesterday (Friday), we went out to dinner in downtown El Cajon. The Friday concert in the Promenade was going on so we ate at one of the restaurants nearby with outside seating. The food was good and the music (bluegrass) was pretty good, too. Made for a nice evening out.

After dinner, we headed up to the mall to pick up a skirt that Val had been looking at earlier in the day. We also stopped by Home Depot to pick up something to treat the inside of the trailer for spiders. When Malcolm found what would be good to treat it with, he realized that is what he’s been using outside to help prevent bugs from entering the trailer.

Instead of purchasing something for the spiders, he picked up two bottles of the stuff he was originally using around the outside as they are refills that work with the electric spray head that came with the first round of insect spray that we bought. We can’t always find the refills. Also, we picked up a can of Comet cleanser to sprinkle around the trailer tires and landing pads to discourage ants from coming in. We haven’t had too many, but have seen a few inside from time to time.

Today (Saturday), we drove down to Coronado and met our friends Jen and Thomas and their daughter Alice.

Alice

Alice

We spent a few hours with them, eating lunch there and walking around the shops. We also visited the Hotel del Coronado which has been there since 1888. It has a very interesting history and has very expensive shops in the basement. We also enjoyed some ice cream treats there. A quick jog through their reservation system shows that the minimum room rate in the summer is $330 a night. A three-bedroom beachfront villa commands $5,700 a night. Uhm, yeah.

Pictures:

Sign

Sign

From the street

From the street

From the beach

From the beach

Val got to dip her toes in the Pacific Ocean (Malcolm was too busy taking pictures).

Val

Val

As we first walked out on the beach, this gentleman was creating a sand sculpture. He explained that he does this quite often there on the beach and also give lessons. His tip jar was rather well-packed with bills (we saw some fives in there), so his venue seemed to be conducive to making some pretty good money.

Sand castle guy

Sand castle guy

The back was still in the rough

The back was still in the rough

After visiting Coronado, we drove up the coast a bit to Encinitas so Val could go back the yarn shop we visited last weekend. On this trip, she knew what she needed for a project. After that, we headed back to the trailer. Malcolm spread the Comet cleanser around the trailer and also sprayed a few squeaky hinges with lubricant. We grilled hamburgers on the grill and relaxed the rest of the evening.

This afternoon, a friend of ours from home sent Val a text about a church bus crash in Indianapolis. It was a bus full of teens returning from camp. The bus crashed about a mile from the church. The church was the one we attended when we lived in Indianapolis up until 1998. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families there. Two adults and one of the teens were killed in the crash and several others were injured and taken to hospitals.

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