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Friday, November 18, 2005

 

Day 8: Mexico Cruise

We actually docked at 0800 in San Diego. Our dock site was between the oldest registered U.S. warship, the Star of India, and the aircraft carrier Midway. Both of these ships are permanently docked and available for tour. The newest and largest U. S. aircraft carriers, the Nimitz and the Reagan, were both in port.

McCall and I chose to take an Old Town San Diego trolley tour. How interesting it was to again hear the Braille Note announce intersections and points of interest. There were still many points that were worth marking that did not seem to be in the commercial database.

The tour took us to Coronado and the famous Hotel Coronado; Balboa Park and the famous San Diego Zoo. The tour guide pointed out several locations where scenes for the movie Top Gun were filmed.

After the tour, McCall and I teamed up with a couple from Roseville, that we first met on our Mazatlan shore excursion. We took the trolley to Seaport Village, where we had a very nice seafood lunch. Apparently we were all shopped out as we decided to just take a leisurely walk along the harbor back towards the ship. This was an easy walk of about 0.5 miles. The ship departed San Diego at 1730.

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