Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 3 Horton Plaza

in photography •  2 years ago  (edited)

So the adventure continues for my sister @fullofhope and I in San Diego. In this one I'm sharing pictures of Horton plaza. So my opinion here was that a really fun spot to shop and eat…….20 years ago. Yeah, the architecture is very creative and playful, that part I really enjoyed. There were quite a few stores there, but the place was basically a ghost town while we were there.
Also if you want to see some more about our trip check out @fullofhope 's post about the beach HERE

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I mean, I’m no fan of crowds, but this was pretty drastic. We were almost lonely eating dinner there. However, I was very happy with the food we got that night. It was a Japanese place and the menu was very simple, but in a good, less-is-more, kind of way.

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Unfortunately it was a little more on the fast food side of dining out so the photos I got are not my favorites ever, but the taste of the food was much better than it looks and they made it fresh on the grill from scratch ingredients while you watched. That to me makes all the difference, to be able to watch and also see that’s it’s made fresh.

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Maybe the fact that it was Valentine’s day, a weekday, and it had been raining all had something to do with it being so empty. Well, I guess I’ll just have to go back another time to find out. Haha, I think I can make the sacrifice for the sake of satisfying your curiosity.

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So that was just the recap of our second day. I still have so many beach photos and other pictures to share.

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I hope you had a great weekend. Oh, and happy President’s Day to my friends in the states.

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ALL CONTENT IS MINE AND ORIGINAL! All of these food photos were taken with my Nikon D5300 and my favorite Lens, the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. You can find out more in my INTRO POST.

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For my other San Diego Posts:

Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 1

Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 2 San Diego Zoo!


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Sometimes it's good to walk in a "zombie town" and it's quite peaceful isn't it?

Until the zombies come out?! ;)

For me seeing a zombie town is absolutely new.

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LOL it was because it was raining! When the weather is not absolutely perfect her people just stay in... And wait 5 minutes... Lol whether is always so perfect here, its really not even fair :D No idea why everyone doesn't just live here, people say its the cost, but that's bullshit, it will end up costing so much more to deal with the snow :D

you have a point about the cost of the snow, LOL. Great commenting @ackza

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I am so happy that you were able to go on the trip. I can tell you really enjoyed and it 'hit the spot.' I know you'll be going to Chile soon, but I wonder where else your path will lead you this year?

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Love the vibrant colours

Looks very calm and peaceful place, glad to see you travelling @gringalicious ....Enjoy!

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just checked the climate data for you. On average there's 8 rainy days in Feb - i guess this is considered the rain season for San Diego now.....:)

Perhaps. Thanks for the info @liwen12345

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Wow thanks so much for sharing all those great colorful photos @gringalicious ! That clock is fabulous and those trees are so tall and cool looking , i have never seen them in person ! Enjoy the rest of your travels , looks like your having a great time ! and thanks for stopping by my food post at @momskitchen , its much appreciated !upped and resteemed !👍👍👍💕✌

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A very beautiful city, the best thing in life is to travel and discover the beautiful cities of the world.
Your beautiful smile in the photos it shows that you had a good time.

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thanks so much for the kind words


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Great photography @gringalicious I must say you are very pretty and your sister too☺️☺️ the place is amazing.....thanks for sharing your journey with us

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You and your sister look like you get along really well! :-) Love all your outfits btw! Thanks for sharing, feel like i'm there!

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by the way nice shoot n nice post ...
thanks for share :)

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Looks like fun. I will need to get down there. Beautiful area. You can really tell they take care of things around there when you are driving and you notice you aren't constantly coming up on potholes. Smooth ride. Great pictures. Thank you for sharing. Upvoted by @cryptoryno33

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I love San Diego, such a great town to visit. Have you ever been to Sunset Cliffs? There's a beach area you can get to if you climb down a rope on the cliff side. It's so awesome to watch surfers as the sun is setting!!

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The city is beautiful, you are beautiful, photos are beautiful! 😍 which program do you use to edit them?
And yes, to me, that food looks pretty good. Makes me feel hungry 😆

I was wondering the same thing! Her edits are perfect

Oh, thanks @zizzy-beth ! For editing I use Adobe Lightroom.

I thought so. Thanks 😄

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Thanks for these photos and travel story :)

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Beautiful you, Lovely place, Awesome clicks and lovely food. I don't think you​ need anything else!

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I was just there this weekend and also made a post about it! Love all these pics :)

It's too bad we were not able to meet up. I hope to go to SoCal again before the year is out, so I will keep you posted. I stopped by your blog. Thanks so much for commenting @lindsaythevegan

This is very great trip with your friend. And great street food :)

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Hey! Great photos and interesting posts. Reminds me of my trip to the USA in 2008. We did a road trip with friends from New York to Los Angeles. Never made to San Diego due to limit, but you make it so tempting to come back and see it especially with quirky places like these.

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Following you for more great photos!

I am interested in that part of the world and I would like to learn more about Myanmar and Thailand both. Thanks so much for the great commenting @mareklenarcik

I'm glad to hear it. The world needs more people like you who are genuinely interested in discovering different cultures. Thank you for your kind words and keep up the good job!

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It feels like I was there with you when I see your pictures. Nice city, and nice photos! Thanks for sharing:)

I am so glad my photos were able to make you feel as if you were there. Thanks for telling me @notos

It is a beautiful city . I like the quiet cities .

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment @teacherf

hi @gringalicious. I really do love your food and travel blogs.. You are great! keep doin' great!


thanks so much for the encouragement @jenesa

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It's a beautiful sight.
While traveling, listen to my edited Selena Gomez & Marshmello 's "Wolves".
The trip will be more fun !!

Have s nice day!!

Love the photos and the story. It's almost like we were there with you :)

Hey @grandadscookbook, I saw your post earlier today, keep up the good work!!