Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 6 Coronado Island

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Happy weekend guys! I’m really excited to share these photos from our day on Coronado Island. After all the places @fullofhope and I went during our trip my sister and I agreed that this day was our mutual favorite. The beach, the town, the weather, and just the entire day felt like it could have hardly been more perfect.

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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that I’m a bit of a coffee addict, so for me it’s always coffee first and then depending on my plans for the day and the hour I wake up, I sometimes like to hit the gym first thing before breakfast if I need to fit it in earlier. I find it really hard to workout on a full stomach without feeling sick. Oh, and yes, if you happen to be at a hotel and have a gym all to yourself what do you do? Take shameless gym selfies, yep. Guys, I never take gym selfies because my gym at home is always too busy so I couldn’t help myself but I blame the strong hotel coffee. After that it’s breakfast time.

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Coronado is an Island right off of San Diego. When my parents were first married my dad was in the Navy and he was based in San Diego for awhile. That was before I was born, but he’s told us about how he used to drive the ship under the long bridge that connects the Island to the mainland there. That’s why when we were crossing the bridge there and seeing the real-life size of the Navy ships my sister and I couldn’t help feeling amazed to imagine what it was like for our dad to drive under it in one.

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The first thing we did was head out to the beach to take photos. We actually didn’t pack swimming suits or anything because we knew the water would be a little too cold to swim, but now I wish we had because the weather really wasn’t cold.

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Oh, and the sand was so beautiful. It literally glittered in the sunlight and there were so many lovely shells that we decided to collect and to take home to our nephew.

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And we might have gotten a bit carried away with excitement about the beach and snapped too many pictures of each other being spontaneous. After our shenanigans we headed to the resort to check out all the sights.

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The whole resort is immaculate and feels as if you’ve gone back in time a few decades. I love it. It also has its own shopping and dining so we spent most of the afternoon walking into the little shops and bakeries.

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As you can probably imagine the price tags reflect on the fact that it’s a major tourist destination. Let’s just say I’m not the type to spend a bunch at these kind of stores just for the novelty, but it’s fun to look. So many cute things.

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We weren’t quite ready for lunch yet, but I just had to take some photos of the beautiful food and this ice cream shop had the most genius displays for ice cream flavors ever. They piled delicious looking chunks of whatever things represented the flavor in the front so you could easily see what you were choosing. I probably noticed this more than most people would have because I’m a food photographer, but I’m definitely taking notes from them in the future.

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We walked a little away from the resort to see the town and decided to get something light for lunch.

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By the time we’d finished walking around the town we decided to head back to the beach to watch the sunset. Wow, it was indescribable really.

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For more great food ideas, please do not forget to look at my other recent food posts

  1. Blueberry White Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
  2. Homemade 'Nilla Wafers with Banana Pudding
  3. Carrot & Lentil Salad with Indian Curry Tahini Dressing w/ Vegan Option
  4. Simple Chocolate Drizzled Blood Orange Cream Tart
  5. Springtime Vibes Salad+Cilantro Almond Butter Dressing
  6. Chocolate Dipped Frosting Filled Doughnuts
  7. Sweet and Spicy Honey Bourbon Chicken
  8. Strawberries+Cream Fudge Brownie Trifle
  9. Tropical Bay Breakfast Jars (Vegan)
  10. Veggies + Lemongrass Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

ALL CONTENT IS MINE AND ORIGINAL! All of these food photos were taken with my Nikon D750 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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In case you didn't catch my previous Travel Series Posts:

Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 5 La Jolla Cove
Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 4 Seaport Village
Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 3 Horton Plaza
Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 2 San Diego Zoo!
Gringalicious in San Diego Travel Series - Part 1

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Was that your own private gym? LOL

Haha, yes it was very nice when it was all to myself. Thanks @mamaloves!

How beautiful to travel with your sister to Coronado Island! Thanks to share your moments with us. And as always, pictures are great!

thanks so much for commenting with such kind words @monajam

Well done
Interesting .. look wonderful trip, thanks for the pictures
For more creativity .. Great post

thanks so much for the great commenting @slimanepro

I think I was telling someone the other day that I was 18 the last time I as the Hotel Del. Beautiful photos, beautiful memories

Thanks so much for all of your support @noboxes

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I had never heard of this place! It is beautiful! I especially like the red-roofed building. Looks like you two had a great time.

thanks so much for commenting @scribblingramma and it was so nice to meet you at the meetup

Coronado Island has some of the best beaches in US!

I think that perhaps you are correct @liwen12345

beautiful girl with hot photography.

Oh, that's so sweet @aman2017

Nice photos! Meanwhile, I was on the other side of the Pacific, visiting Hong Kong, Macau and Tokyo.

I'm back home, now. Feel free to visit my blog to see some cool photos from my journey.

so, what part of my post was your favorite?

I liked the little shops but also the photos by the beach, as they've reminded me of the time I visited San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Sausalito. :-)

So, this means that now, I've touched the Pacific Ocean at both extremities. I never thought that day would come.

that's awesome. I really want to hit Sausalito, perhaps next year. Thanks for the inspiraion @trincowski

Thanks. These were my longest journeys so far. Due to timesaving and financial reasons, I usually stick to Europe. :-)

Coronado Island is very beautiful place like you @gringalicious. I hope you enjoyed much as photography is depicting.

Excellent photography with great art.

thanks so much for the very kind words @imran498

These photos are incredible! I don't think @allasyummyfood and I had time to go there but I definitely will next time I'm there! And nothing wrong with a cheeky gym selfie ;-)

By the way, I absolutely love how you've laid out some of the photos (in 3 or 4 or more). Is there any easy tool or platform that you recommend? Thank you!

Thanks for share :)
Did ur work in the field of travel ??

thanks for commenting, I am more of a food photographer but I intend to travel much more this year

excellent photography filled with beautiful scenery

Thanks for reading @putry01!!

you have a wonderful journey with your sister , thanks for your sharing , enjoy yourselves on the way .

very beautiful and so fascinating, I love the photos in your post. and I can imagine the beauty of your trip

thanks so much for the kind commenting @fiea-fn and welcome to Steem

wow awesome
nice photography
it is very beautiful place
i like it
thanks for sharing it
carry on

nice photography..
great to share..
thank you

wow, not so nice comment

Beautiful photography really amazing photos..I think you provisional photographer sir..Really nice place..thanks for sharing....

That's very sweet, thank you @jhonsnow2

It has been years and years since I have been to Coronado Island!! Looks like you had an amazing time there! :)

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whats the weather like in San Diego this time of year? ...I heard is not humid out there in Cali :))

You are a photographer
You're writing what's in the sand
Did you create an object for the photo

Nope, just what was there @aisamuddin! Thanks!

Yes, I know
I just joked aja
Vacation where this winter

Again nice photos and coffee in the morning its amazing. How people can woke up without coffee?i don't understand 😊

thanks so much for the great commenting @irinatsvetkovva

Everytime welcome, dear😊

I really like your photos, your photos are very beautiful, thanks to share your @gringalicious beautiful photos.

I could look at ur pics all day long. This is truly fascinating!!!!

thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Pleasant trip.
You are the most fortunate person, able to enjoy life by walking to visit many countries. You are great @gringalicious..

I am glad you like my travel posts

Of course. I think I want to be there..

great picture

Excellent photography @gringalicious nice post

thanks so much for commenting

Good HDR pics, hope iam right about it, anyways that's not the point.
You brought out the best of coronado , enjoyed reading and viewing your post.

these are not HDR, these were taken with my Nikon D750. I am really glad you enjoyed the post @themovieguy

This time I like with your photos even I want to meresteem because I think you are very experienced in taking pictures maybe you can guide me to try photographing and success always in steemit @gringalicious

thanks so much for commenting @jerycoe

Wow!
Nice photos, especially those bakeries part 😍😍
Thank you for sharing, feels like you took me there 😁

thanks so much and welcome to STEEM @larasayu

You're welcome dear 😊

wow looking so nice

Thank you for reading @khalidhucane !

hopefully you can enjoy a beautiful weekend

Awesome! Love reading your travel/adventure posts on here, always nice to learn more about Steemians and follow their real life adventures! That buffet looks bad ass! Always a massive bonus on a trip!

yeah, it's always nice to have good food on a trip. As always, thanks so much for commenting @skiesandsports

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Wow amazing... Traveling is the best way to know the world better ❤

thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem

the food made me hungry! But I like the shots it so wonderful. Steem on! Followed you too 😊

I liked one of your photos so much that I took the boldness to edit one. I love your post <3
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thanks and welcome to Steem @lixtto

woow very beautiful scenery. perfect for your photography. thanks for sharing. I really like this beauty. continue to keep friends

thanks so much for commenting @aamaksal

yes both friends .. regards to know and best wishes for you mu friend. do not visit my blog yes fella hehehe

That ice cream looks amazing! What a beautiful resort. Did you stay there during your trip?

no, however you can read some of my other posts that will tell you exactly where i stayed. Thanks so much for commenting @msvee

Beautiful picture, great photography it looks that you enjoyed your every moment while traveling .Right? @gringalicious

yes, I enjoyed every moment, it was awesome!!

Thanks for sharing! Photos are beautiful :)
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Happy writing!

What an perfect combination of travel and food 😍 i always love the fact that you share each and every moment with us that kida creates a strong author and reader bond and that's why i love to read more and more you posts because they also helps me to know about you and your family and your life😇

And i love that you shared sweet memories about your parents and that also makes your traveling expenses more beautiful to Coronado,

I really love the food items shop and they really have superb cute and eye catching items on their shops, maybe for attracting more tourists 😅😅

Overall this post is great and your photography work is superbly done and you done very great work on each and every small details.all the best for your next post dear 😇

And i have a little request that i just posted my first introduction post so if you got some time please have a look and give your valuable feedback.thanks @gringalicious 😇

Thanks for taking the time to comment and read the post @thecrytotrader. I wish you the best of luck here on Steemit.

Thanks a lot dear iam trying my brst to provide good content on Steemit and also wants to create good relationships with lovely Steemit members like you.😇

One more beautiful post of yours(like the persons in the pictures) and nice work on editing the photographs. You gave them a retro style. Have a nice day !

I am glad you liked the retro @giosou

Happy weekend dear.
Happy to find you in the best of health.
Seeing you admiring the place means that the place truly is a peach because you have traveled to a lot of em. The pictures are lovely as always. And fitness must be a top priority wherever you go you have to look fit and be fit. So my dear enjoy the new places, the food and enjoy the weekend there. Love to you and your sister.

I really appreciate your sweet words @wa2qr, thanks for reading!

Always great to read about your travels and look at your photos. Thanks for sharing! @journeyfreedom

thanks so much for the kind words @journeyfreedom

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nice photography

thanks so much and welcome to Steem @caiyin

Thanks for the lovely share @gringalicious. Amazing photo content .

Seems like you'd enjoy so mucj! 😊

Nice photos and what an amazing Island, your just gave me one more reason to travel to California finally! 😃

I hope you get that chance and take it, you will love San Diego for sure

Awesome! Oh how I miss the beach. Brings back memories. I love the snow but I sure miss our trips to Monterrey.

It was awesome to meet you at the meetup. I hope that we can get to know each other better. My parents are self proclaimed crazy, but they don't bite, as far as I know. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help

Likewise. Crazy is good. Normal is boring. lol

Wow. very nice posting.

I want to photograph.
I am korean.
image image

nice place bro

bro, what part of my post made you think bro?

nice photos. Everyting is awesome. thanks for sharing:)

thanks so much for commenting

your post is good, the photos are also charming is nice to look very interesting, thank you sharing photos, I will always follow you......

very kind words, thanks so much!!

good photo I'm interested to see it is really amazing, thank you for sharing ...... @marzukirizki

thanks for commenting and welcome to Steem

Your photography always inspires me. Your back bridge is amazing i am trying to follow it so pray for me;)

thanks so much for commenting @fajarabbasi

Stunning photography! Looks like you're having a great time!

thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Very cool ur post ,,, It's a beautiful picture ,,, and you look great ,,, I wish you had a good time on your trip ,,, really the places you visit are very beautiful,,, good luck my dear @gringalicious 👍👍

very kind words, thanks so much @samer484

Wellcome for you my friend @gringalicious 😉

Beautiful girl photography.
And beautiful scenery.
I like

I am glad you liked it and thanks for commenting @muksa

Wow, that looks like a lot of fun you had in Coronado Island. I checked on google maps, where it is exactly and even from there, the beach looks amazing! And with all of these delicacies it must be an unforgettable day!;-)

It's the peninsula across from downtown San Diego. Most of it is Naval Air Base, but a good portion is amazingly gorgeous real estate.

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wowsomeness ...... really beautiful...

thanks so much for the comment and welcome to Steem @sherbanu

Those pictures are breathtaking. Wow.

I love the way light rays hit on the images.

That's so sweet, thank you so much @idowu-kunlere

Coffee, coffee is always the first thought just after I wake up 😉

then we think a lot alike @xuanito, thanks for commenting

Wow! What a great album, @gringalicious!
You're an amazing artist, every picture's able to tell a whole story on their own. I've very much enjoyed surfing through them. Thanks for taking us with you and have a safe trip :-)
Loved and resteemed

ahh, you were able to surf through my photos, so cool. I think I saw that you're going to the Alps, you have a safe trip as well.

All photobackground is romantic ....and beautifull

thanks so much

Beautyfull pictures and places, it looks all magical, thanks for sharing

thanks for commenting and welcome to Steem @wineyla1

What a wonderful busy day! I really like that you are traveling with your sister. I have 2 daughters, and I want them to be friendly, walking, traveling and having fun together. I even showed them your post. Having a sister is great. This is the most kind and gentle friend for life.

Oh, that is wonderful @anna-mi! Thanks for reading!

What spectacular landscapes hopefully and have the opportunity to meet them, I am also making known the beaches that I have visited in my country Venezuela here I leave the link of my post to know something of my beautiful country https://steemit.com/travel/@ladinojam/count-of-the-beaches-that-i-have-known-in-my-country-venezuela-part-1 I'm going to follow you to enjoy those places that are being made known to us by this means @ladinojam in case it is also your pleasure to follow me.

wow.. seems like you had a great time @gringalicious
beautiful locations and nice clicks...

thanks so much for the kind words @achi

Hi dear! Wow! These shots so amazing!!! So beautiful, I like the hotel, the food, and the sea, all is indescribable, for me I like to take my breakfast first then i can do whatever i want, you have a good form, and you looks that you practice the sport, well done.

thanks so much for your daily words of encouragement @creativewoman

oh Really magical photography and your creative writing really impressed me. I got different taste in your different post. Thank you for sharing this post with us.

Great place to enjoy you guys are having loads of fun wow i loved it :D

thanks so much for your daily support @blazing