Thursday, February 2, 2017

La Jolla

San Diego Metro KOA
Chula Vista, CA
January 24, 2017


It was a very rainy, stormy, and windy week-end.


Thank goodness the owners of this MH were not at home and didn't have any pets inside.  








Several eucalyptus trees were uprooted in the park including the one behind our MH.  It only brushed the back and back driver side...no major damage.




Imagine the smile on our faces when we woke up to partly sunny skies Tuesday morning.  We were in the road and headed north about 23 miles to the beaches of La Jolla.  La Jolla is within the northern city limits of San Diego occupying about 7 miles of spectacular coastline. 

Our lighthearted escapades to La Jolla have become a favorite for me when we are here.  It's all about the sea lions and seals, the Brown Pelicans and other shore birds,  and the ocean which was especially wild this day thanks to a high surf warning.




The sea wall, built in the 1930s, was suppose to be a safe place for children to  swim. 


Every winter, the children's pool area is closed off to the public for pupping season.  The seals and sea lions take over. 




Oh, what a face !



"ZZZZZZZZZZ !"







 If you have read our blog in years past, you know how much I love watching the Brown Pelicans. These beautiful and fun birds could keep my camera happy for hours. 


Notice the dark brown/black neck, bright red throat pouch and white head tinged with yellow?  It's breeding season !











































Sights along our walk...







 After Tuesday,  the most perfect, awesome and funnest weather we had experienced this year set in for the rest of our stay in San Diego.  Unfortunately, Joe and I and the pups didn't have a chance to enjoy one single day of it !  We woke up to a sick Dover on Wednesday.  We took her to Bay South Veterinary Hospital for a check.  She got medicines to stop the throwing-up and we brought her home with the understanding if she wasn't better to bring her back.  She didn't eat Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  On Friday, she was still throwing-up and not eating so it was back to the hospital.  She was admitted and spent three nights there with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis.  South Bay is a great vet hospital with 24 hour staff.  While she was there, Joe and I became quite ill with the flu.  I spent three days in bed with fever, chills and very upset tummy !  Joe wasn't much better. 

So happy to get the last week behind us !  We arrived in Tucson yesterday...looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new friends soon.  Also there are the doctor visits and  bus "stuff" to check off the list.  

Until next time...


 HAPPY TRAILS ! 

28 comments:

  1. love your pelican pics, and the weather there was not the best but you made it.

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    1. Thanks George! We had a lot of rainy days and storms in Jan...so happy to feel better and be back in the Arizona Desert!

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  2. WOW beautiful pics of La Jolla and your beloved pelicans. Sorry you spent the best weather days under the weather :( It was a pleasure spending the day with you! I'm sure our paths will cross again.

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    1. We enjoyed it too Jeff! We will have to make a date for next Jan. Plan to be back in SanDiego in Jan 2018! Remember, if you make it to Moab, give us a shout!

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  3. Your photos are absolutely stunning--they just pop off the page! So sorry to hear you caught one of winter's nasty bugs! Tucson is soon to become our "big city."

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    1. WOW...thanks Janna!
      I know...I hate for Tucson to get any bigger! It's still easy to get around with lots of choices for things to do.

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  4. Beautiful pictures of the Pelicans.
    Too bad about everyone getting sick.
    We'll be heading to Tucson in March so we might get a chance to meet.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Awesome! So happy to report we are all much better today!

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  5. That storm must have been so scary. Those people who had their MH destroyed must have been in shock when they returned. Glad you were all right:) Gorgeous photos of the ocean!! Love those huge waves!! The Children's Pool and the seals is a favorite stop. Those pelicans are just too darn cute. Love the detail in your photo:) So, so sorry to hear about Dover and you and Joe!! How is Dover doing? Are you and Joe better? See you next week!

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    1. Hi Pam, Dover is doing great! She is on a special diet and thank goodness gobbles it down twice a day. Sally doesn't really understand ! Joe and I are not quite back to 100% but better everyday. What ever it was we had, kicked our butt!

      See you next week!

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    2. So glad to hear you and Joe are doing better:) And how nice to know Dover is all right:) Do you have special doggie treats for him? I need to give the Tan Clan treats!! They need to be spoiled:) See you next week!!

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    3. Yes we do Pam...I will give you some to keep to bring over. I had already thought of that. See you soon.

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  6. Wow, what a time you've had. First the scary storm, then the 3 of you taking ill. I assume you & Joe are well again since Tuscon. I do hope Dover is healthy too. I loved all the photos in this post especially the laughing pelican header.

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    1. We are much better Gayle, thank you! Dover is doing great. I do love those Pelicans! It was hard to pick only a few pictures to post...

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  7. What a beautiful day you had...thank goodness! I'm so sorry your San Diego visit ended on a low note. Hopefully everyone is doing a lot better now.

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    1. Well, hopefully we will be back next January. Our pups only made it to the beach once and I missed Torrey Pines ๐Ÿ˜ข. We are all better...

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  8. Crazy winter (especially January) we have had out west this year... sure am happy to see the warmer weather that is here now!

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    1. It has been crazy weather, but things are looking a lot brighter though now! Have fun in Mexico...safe travels!

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  9. I am here reading this post as one of your readers commented on my blog post about Dover and the pancreatitis. We are dealing with an almost 14 year old doxie and pancreatitis. We are Rving in Mexico at the moment and we are touch and go everyday.

    From your comments to your readers it sounds like your dog is doing well. We have been dealing with this since the end of last September. Sadly, despite the special diet we have had a set back since mid December and are just taking it day by day.

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    1. I am so sorry ! Dover was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis which is very different from chronic pancreatitis which is what it sounds like your pup has. A lot of older dogs and cats get chronic. I also read that doxies are prone to the chronic ( we have a 10'year old doxie too) . My heart hurts for you and your pup...I know it's not easy! Prayers...

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  10. You captured the Pelicans and the seal beautifully in their natural habitat, love those close ups.
    It seems like you got the bug in San Diego and I hope everyone is feeling better now that you are back in the desert.
    That is one thing I can't imagine yet, being sick while on the road.

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    1. Thanks MonaLiza ! It was a bummer. Not only did I feel bad, I was so upset to miss the best weather we had during January! So much we wanted to do!

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  11. Every time I see your pictures around San Diego it makes me want to visit again. I love that place and your pictures are so inviting. However, not so much with that motorhome. Thank goodness no one was home.

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  12. So sorry to read about Dover's experience. It is heartbreaking to see our babies sick. So glad he is better!! Great to have a vet that you can trust. ๐Ÿ’ž Wow, triple whammy with you guys getting the flu, sorry. Boy, can't believe that RV, glad no one was injured.

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