This week we are in Carlsbad, CA. The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort is right on the beach in a quaint little town south of L.A. Day 1 was spent relaxing around the resort but the second day we went back and finished Route 66. That was a 12 hour day in the car. It took 5 hours to drive from the east side of LA ( San Bernardino) to the end of Route 66 in Santa Monica, a distance of about 80 miles. Then, after a couple hours on the Santa Monica Pier, the traffic was insane. 5 lanes across, 70 MPH speed limit but 2 hours at 5 MPH!
On the 21st we went to Balboa Park in San Diego. There we saw one of the most beautiful rose gardens we have ever seen.
Our last day at the ocean. we just took it easy most of the day, then went to the beach for a last sunset watch. A few shore birds, a sand castle, sunset, then a last few shots at the resort.