Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 5 La Jolla Cove

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Okay, for the second part of the day, my sister @fullofhope and I headed to The La Jolla Cove and called an Uber to get us there. Well, this is a bit of a funny story. The address that I’d entered was in La Jolla but I’d somehow entered the address of a home up on this huge hill so our poor Uber driver, who barely spoke English, took us way up to this neighborhood full of these magazine-worthy homes and we were so confused until I realized my mistake.

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The driver kindly took us to the right place afterwards and I tipped him for the trouble, but I still feel bad about it. Sis and I agreed it was hilarious and we were both glad to get to see an area we wouldn’t have otherwise.

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When we finally arrived there and had a great time taking photos of the beach, the water, the cove, the sea lions, the rocks, and of course each other. Oh, and the weather out there was so perfect.

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There are signs everywhere warning against getting too close to the sea lions but that didn’t seem to stop anyone. I could definitely imagine how they could be very dangerous when in the water or if you made them feel threatened, but as they were on the rocks, it’s hard to picture them being anything more than the cute and floppy creatures they seemed.

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There were even some little ones that were calling to their mothers, awwww. Now I’m not gonna lie, they didn’t smell very wonderful, but watching them was worth ignoring the unpleasant stench.

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After our day at the cove we got back to the hotel and walked towards a restaurant that I’ve heard of since I was little, but I’ve never eaten there. It’s called Claim Jumper and they serve classic country style meals.

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I was trying to explain the name to my sister, as she was unfamiliar with the history of the California Gold Rush and didn’t know what a claim jumper was. The food was so good and we ate outside on the patio by the water in the most perfect evening weather imaginable.

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I’d definitely recommend a visit to any of these places, but especially La Jolla. Actually, Seaport Village also, we went there multiple times because we enjoyed it so much.

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Looks like you have an amazing time out there!

good for you
See those wonderful animals,The restaurant .. I liked the place
Well done great post

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I am so curious what claim jumper is :P I have never heard about it. It seems that I am not familiar with California Gold Rush too ;)

It's part of the history of the USA, not sure you need to spend time learning. I'd suggest you continue creating great Steem content - LOL. Thanks so much for the continued support @xuanito

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The stop sign said, "Stop," but it didn't say go. I'm lucky I even made it this far. I must have sat there for ten minutes. Staring. Wondering what to do.

Just think if it had been a "Dead End" sign. You might still be stuck. Well, I've always suspected you were a bit of a rebel @nonameslefttouse so good thing you decided to screw the rules.

Those Yield signs just make me paranoid... Anyway! You're good with that camera. When I look at photos, I always look for instances of pareidolia. Like how we see things in cloud formations. I saw a face in the clouds behind the stop sign. I see faces in the food. Faces in the reflections on the table. More in the rocks. Third from the bottom, the photo with the daisies(I think that's what those are, white flowers) I can see a figure dressed in black actually standing there. It's all the subconscious playing tricks. There's nothing there, but I still look for it, and I end up seeing it. Strange hobby I guess. Have a nice day!

Hey hi. Funny scene with the uber driver and it was kind of you to tip him for the trouble. And these are some gorgeous photographs. Travel is always beautiful. And yup sea lions can't do much trouble while on the rocks or land but can be fast and dangerous in water. Anyways the food is great and the photography is amazing. Also your sister is beautiful and you are even more. Have a wonderful time out there.

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Pretty awesome pics wow i loved each one of it and the food pics were delicious awesome travelling experience :D

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Beautiful girl and beautiful pictures and meal excellent post friend.

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You took those pictures very well. They are beautiful.

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So many amazing pictures! :) As always. Thanks for posting! Looks like you are enjoying your time in San Diego!

our time is SD was so amazing, thanks for commenting @mrchef111

I am glad! I love it there, it's San Diego, how could it not be amazing! :)

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the pictures look really good in this post, did you bring your own camera? or just a really good iphone?

I always take my camera when I can. Thanks @liwen12345

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a very beautiful girl standing on the beach. I really like your post

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Sea lions they're amazing isn't it? :D While surfing here we have some seals hopping on the board. Although fun same dangerous as the sea lion. They're both curious to new things and really like to play. But they see us as they're toy then. And the male sea lion is very territorial, but I believe that is only in the mating season.

Allthough one negative thing... they smell :P

they jump on your board? How crazy is that. Thanks so much for commenting @guchtere

Yes they jump sometimes on your board. Like this for example: https://www.facebook.com/NatGeoAdventure/videos/10155822559179826/

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Your photography skills are amazing. I've lived in California my whole life and I've never actually been down there. I mostly stick to Northern California. You really do have to watch out for those sea lions, I had one try to attack me one time. My friends got a kick out of it but scared the crap out of me. Lol not literally thank god.

that's funny, my mom has a story like that. She had a male come after her. Well, I hope I've inspired you to give SD a try, you'll thank me later @dirtyhippie

I want to the zoo down there the most lol. I hear it's a good one. Certainly need to make a trip down and see the beach too.

a very enjoyable trip yes.

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Great post :) Was nice that you tipped the uber driver. Those seals were so cute but yes could imagine they would be quite smelly lol... and wow that restaurant looked amazing the food looked soo yummy. Thanks for sharing :)

yeah, there was definitely a smell from this guys. The restaurant and the setting and the food were great1 Thanks so much for commenting @misschipmunkdiva

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@gringalicious just another chapter with great info about La Jolla and the cool places you can see.

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Awww wow! Another awesome set of images, I can't believe how close you got to those seals! The food looked good too!

Yeah, I think these sea lions are used to people. I know they can be aggressive, but these guys were docile. Thanks so much for commenting @vtravels

yes looks like they are very used to it! Would love to see them in the wild!

Wooow. Nice post

Superb pictures! Thank you for making me feel like I'm back to the US. I lived there for while back in 2007 and 2009 and it was a great time for me.

where are you living now?

In Sofia, Bulgaria.

I've been to a Claim Jumper once about 15 years ago. I cannot tell you what I had for dinner, but for dessert I had one slice of their 6-layer chocolate Motherlode cake. I ended up sharing it with 3 other people because it was huge! But also deliciously memorable...

And those sea lions are adorable!!

yeah, the mother load is insane. My parents lived in CA for quite a while, my Mom born and raised there. So, they were big fans of Claim Jumper.

It was great fun last night, we'll be doing that again!

Nice post and amazing photography ...
I love sea views and time spent with sister is always beautiful :)

very kind words, thanks so much @fajarabbasi

i have nothing to say.. what a click the sky the road the hotel and every thing is amazing.i love your post very much and thanks for sharing

I'm so glad you enjoyed @sanjida007!

I love all these pictures a lot!!! So great job!!!

thanks so much for stopping by and commenting @vegan.niinja. Have a great week end!

Beautiful photos ! The beach is very beautiful and the food looks so tasty :) You and your sister made an amazing trip. Maybe one day me and my sister make one trip to San Diego too :) I will love it! Have a sweet day :)

I hope you gain tremendous success on Steem and you and your sister can travel wherever you want! Thanks so much for the continued support @sweetcarol

very nice photo..and the food seem delicious.. :-)

thanks so much for commenting

Waaooo it's a really beautiful post and from traveling to food everything is just awesome and perfect, and that uber incidence was also very funny.😂

I really like the evening shot of the lake because the sunset give it a Red aura that looks really beautiful.

And the food is looking so yummyyyyy and colourful,i hope you both enjoyed the food.😇😇

It was delicious and thanks @thecrytotrader!

Hermosas fotografías amiga, eres una artista, definitivamente el tomar rutas equivocadas nos llevan a lugares hermosos, como dicen todo pasa por bien, gracias por regalarnos tan lindo paisaje. se nota que lo disfrutaron en especial la comida, jajajja

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Absolutely artsy and beautiful photos @gringalicious <3! Thank you

no fun at all this story!

sorry to hear that

Up the road from the La Jolla Cove is the Robert Scripps Aquarium. Much better than Sea World and you can walk down to the tidal pools. Thanks for this trip and the photos. I grew up in San Diego and now I need to make a vacation trip.

I will add Scripps to my list for next time. It was a great place to visit, I will definitely be going back. Thanks so much for the suggestion and great commenting @wordymouth

Those coconut shooters gives me the feeling of GTA-vice city.

good post.
not only the scenery of beautiful beaches, the culinary there also looks very delicious.

great commenting @lalo78, thanks so much.

Love reading about your visit to this beautiful city. Thanks for sharing! @journeyfreedom

Ohh! Beautiful shots! The sea lions looks so funny! I like them, and the food seems so yummy , am sure that you enjoy with your sister this beauty and these amazing places.
Have a nice day.

Thanks so much for the continued support @creativewoman and for the kind words

beautiful pictures token by a beautiful lady =D

thanks so much for the kind words @chatitsimo

you're welcome

Thanks to your pics.

I might be there this summer, so this very helpful to me. :)

I hope that works out for you, it's great @bonodaddy

Cool series.
Getting close to the Sea Lions was worth it. If they had pups it'd probably be best to leave them to it.

Thank you for sharing your great pictures!

Funny, you are mentioning the smell of the Sea Lions, for that is all I remember from getting closer to them when I was visiting California.

What filter are you applying to your pictures?

Keep up the good work!

I use Lightroom. Some day I may do a tutorial on what settings I like. Thanks so much for the great commenting @iovivo

your sis looks like taking position for shooting of gun. but it looks very nice place. all the photos are interesting. i think the driver helped you a lot. what are those animal i dont know. i m really wondered after seen such great post.

A very interesting trip, this time you tell your journey to la jolla cove with your sister @fullofhope ..
The place is very beautiful and the food is also very delicious .. I will follow your journey next ..

thank so much for stopping by and commenting @silvia

Lovely clicks dear so nice to see you always wonderful pics i am loving every bit of it :D <3

thanks so much for your continued support @cutiepie!!

Good job with the article, very informative!

I have really enjoyed your visit and the way you always describe it in a very detailed and interesting manner. I must say that every picture you have posted here is amazing and the sea lions pictures I like the most.. Thanks for sharing these precious moments of your life with us again. Have fun and Stay Blessed you both beautiful girls with beautiful hearts in fact!

Wow, you're just too sweet @khawja! I really appreciate it.

Hello. I liked your post, keep it up. Good luck to you and have a nice day :)

thanks, you have a nice day as well

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Dataran Tinggi Gayo, Sumatera Island Indonesia. my area popular with coffee producers in Asia

Looks like you and your sister had a wonderful day! :) I just love the photos of the seals though! :) So adorable :D

thanks so much @mayasky, so sorry it took me 4 days to respond

Gotta hit OB & sunset cliffs!

on the way out, we saw sunset cliffs, very nice

Wooow i loved your work, well done.

Hey great compilation. That old-timey "pirate" sailboat looked awesome. Any chance you went onboard for some photos ?

we did not have time to go on the sailboat, but we want to next time for sure. Thanks so much for commenting

What a cool nice place. Foods so inviting.

I really appreciate it @soulbella!

Awesome vacation for two sisters! Love the photos. Makes me feel like I am there too!