Friday, January 26, 2024

And The Rains Came...

San Diego Metro KOA

Chula Vista, CA

January 23, 2024 

To say it was a rainy weekend might be a bit of an understatement as it rained and rained on Saturday and Sunday and then Monday morning at 9:34, we received an emergency notice on our phones.  Neither of us have ever seen it rain so much and so hard in one day.  In fact, folks in San Diego had not ever seen it either.  The news reported that San Diego received more rain in those three days that it has in the past three months combined.  And Monday was reported to be the rainiest day ever in January dating back to 1850.  It was the fourth wettest day on record in the entire history of San Diego weather measurements according to the national Weather Service.  The photo below was taken about 8:00 am when we walked Sally.  Within a couple of hours, the concrete in the road and RV sites were under water.  

Sally was a real trooper...we managed several walks under the umbrella when the rains slowed a bit.

Joe and I filled our time reading, spelling, playing Yahtzee, making loaded baked potato soup and fixing stuff.

 But it was Sally who had the best idea of how to spend her time.  

The sun finally came out on Tuesday.  

We ventured over to Ocean Beach for a late lunch even though we knew the pier was closed from a few weeks ago. 

It was oyster day for me and South Beach Bar and Grill was calling. I enjoyed every morsel of a half dozen oysters on the half shell (the cocktail sauce at South Beach is the best ever) and a fried oyster taco with rice and beans.  We enjoyed a nice view of OB Pier (which just happens to be one of the most visited landmarks in San Diego) during lunch.   

Joe and I are always amazed at how busy San Diego highways are and yet always amazed at how easy it is to get around.  Interstate highways that are 4 and 5 lanes wide stacked up on top of one another sounds intimidating.  We try to pick our times to avoid locals going to or coming from work, but even then, it can be congested.  But in all the years visiting here, we have never had to slow to a crawl or come to a stand still.  I think that is pretty amazing.  And probably pretty lucky.  

Last week when we went with Carol and Ronnie to Switzer Canyon, we drove the long way home and stopped at The Landing on Coronado Island.  

I love driving over the Bay Bridge...

The Landing is so named because that's where the ferry lands when it takes folks to or from the city to the island.  

There is a wonderful green park with lots of little shops and restaurants to peruse or enjoy a meal at The Landing. But the really best part to me is the view of the city.

The pier just behind the palm trees is the pier where the ferry lands.

This is a good stopping spot so I will close for now...until next time,



  1. Good you got through the rain okay and a sweet picture of Sally having her nap.

  2. That was a lot of rain! The photo taken from Bay Bridge is awesome! Sweet Sally, she is a trooper!

    1. Hi Janna…thank you! It was a lot of rain. I forgot to mention the total…2.78 inches. We actually enjoyed the rainy days snug as a bug in our little home on wheels.

  3. The rain just didn't let up all weekend, I had a doctor appt Monday morning, ugh!
    The OB pier is scheduled to be replaced in the next few years. It may not reopen at all from the recent storm damage :(

    1. Hi Jeff…I would not want to be out and about on the roads during all that rain. “Ugh!” is right! Hoping all that wetness helps curb summer wildfires. So sad to hear about the pier. It has definitely had its issues thru the years. I hope it is rebuilt and it will be the last time. It is such a great pier! We actually made it all the way out to the T one year….so happy to have that memory!

  4. I'm glad to read you guys came through the flooding okay. The pictures on the news sure looked scary. Sally looks so comfy and loved.

    1. Good morning Sandie…thank you! We don’t have TV in our MH so we didn’t get the local news videos of the flooding. That’s probably a good thing…🤪. At sixteen, Sally is quite spoiled, but all in good ways. We cherish these days with her.

  5. Your home away from home looks so cozy and pretty. Love you!

    1. Thank you Jill…it is cozy and a great way to take a vaca. I love you too!