They have squirly lampposts in San Diego
and olde worlde lampposts in the Gaslamp district
The skyscrapers looked great against the sky.
But we had Old Town on our itinerary so with the help of some very kind and helpful Americans we worked out which trolley to catch
and what a great little place! You could easily spend a morning here.
"Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled.What was it like in California in 1850?
History is waiting for you with over 17 historic points of interest and the finest in professional theatre, museums, artisans, galleries and shops all within easy walking distance with free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers and more."
Blacksmiths and tractors and waggons and all things wild west.
Beautiful purple jacaranda trees
and great slogans.
Next up.... took the bus to Balboa Park.
We could easily have spent all day here. Large open spaces, fountains, green trees, bright blue sky.
We thought this was a great looking exhibition but it turned out to be one piddly painting, about the size of that R, haha :)
What happened next was quite amusing and was reminiscent of Oslo, where we took a tram into the middle of nowhere near anywhere we intended to be (a beach) meaning we got off it and got on the next one back again this time getting off at an interesting looking place called Plaza with huge skyscaping hotels and swish shops and the harbour and people lying on the grass flying kites.
San Diego.... loved it...big tick.