Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Home Again

It's sure good to be home, but man, am I tired! Feels like I just turned 50! ha.

Our last day in San Diego was so peaceful. We woke up to fog, which I absolutely love, and made our way down the walk to Windsor Cottage (above) for a little continental breakfast. After reading up on The Del, as it is lovingly nick named, I found out that apparently the Duke of Windsor first met his Wallis here at The Del several years before their romance began. There seems to be some speculation as to whether it is true or not. The Del Coronado seems to believe it in any case. Being a born romantic, I like to think it is also.

The hotel really is quite an enchanting place. The shoreline is just icing on the cake. The architecture is truly beautiful. It is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California.






The famous red shingles on the roofs are such a lovely backdrop against the blue skies (cloudy this day, I'm afraid). I can't even imagine the upkeep on all the white wood.






This is the inner courtyard.





Such sweet little nooks and bungalows to sit a spell and enjoy the fresh air and sounds of the ocean.
Any my nieces favorite, birds of paradise. They talk to her. And she answers them in the sweetest little voice.

It was a wonderful trip. I hated leaving. I now believe I was born on the wrong coast. Here we are heading back East with San Diego and the Pacific below. Sniffle sniff.

9 comments:

PEA said...

Hello dear Rosa:-)

I'm finally back to regular blogging and trying to get caught up with everyone...it's slow going but I'm getting there!

Thank you so much for your best wishes regarding my finding out that I will be a grandma...can't tell you enough how thrilled I am:-)

Sounds like you had a terrific trip to San Diego...gorgeous pictures! What I'd do to be walking along a beach right now...instead of still seeing lots of snow! Ack!

Happy 50th Birthday to your hubby...now he knows how I feel being 50! lol

I was drooling when I read your post showing the feast you had for your Ukrainian Easter...yummmmmm! xox

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Like Dorothy, I truly believe there's no place like home. Unless, of course, I was in Paris. But, then, that goes w/o saying!

Beth said...

It all looked so lovely. I hope to see SD one day. I love the west coast too although I have only been to Oregon and Washington, I think I could live up on the Penisula in Wa. with no problem.
I am glad you had a great time girlfriend!!
xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox

Jeanie said...

Great images -- it looks gorgeous -- I've heard lots about that hotel. Quite the legendary place.

Welcome home, my friend!

Lori said...

What lovely photos of San Diego! I discovered, after moving to California, that I was meant to have lived here my whole life. At least I made it eventually. However, although I lived in the LA area for two years, I never made it to San Diego. I just finished yelling at Tim for never taking me down there - especially after seeing that hotel!!

robin bird said...

oh you feel sad about leaving :( poor girl i do so understand. it was a good break wasn't it? and the west coast is truly lovely in a very different way than the south. but i would sniffle if i were visiting your neck of the woods and was leaving too :) that is a bungalow!?? whoa it is my house from heaven even if it is only about 50 square feet.. i love it!

xoxox welcome back to blog land rosa

Vallen said...

This is a pretty cool coast, I must say. So glad you enjoyed your stay. San Diego is a great place.

Linda said...

I've always longed to live in CA too. The dessert of Arizona just didn't do it for me. I've had a meal at your hotel but never stayed there. One of the loveliest places in San Diego.

kansasrose said...

I love SD! We stayed at the Coronado too! Like you stepped back in time. Supposedly it is haunted.

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