I’ve got one more post to share with you from my time in San Diego. I was told countless times when I announced I would be heading to CA, to be sure and go to Coronado Island, home of the well-known Hotel Del. My Birmingham friend, Janice, is a CA girl and told me all about it before I left. So I knew I could not miss this one!
Another sweet Birmingham friend who I met up with at BlogHer 11, Heather, decided to go with me and I was so glad she did. We had a fun afternoon on Coronado.
Leaving San Diego behind, we took off across the water, a beautiful sky blue day with temps in the 70’s. Now that is a nice day!
Again, I can see why Californians are so proud of their state. Weather-wise they have got it made. Now real estate-wise, it’s another story. 🙂
We couldn’t help but notice the sidewalks were stamped with seashells. How cool is that?
Oh wait! It might be this gray one with the pink Crepe Myrtle out front.
Finally, we reached our destination and saw it in all it’s glory! Yes, indeed, the Hotel Del is breath-taking. Established in 1888, it looks like a vintage gem from old Hollywood. I can just imagine all the celebrities who have come through this stately hotel.
It was such a beautiful blue sky day, my camera was busy taking pics of this majestic beauty.
The massive Victorian-turreted Hotel Del, is where Edward VIII (then Prince of Wales) first met Mrs Simpson (then a Coronado housewife) in 1920 and where Some Like It Hot was filmed in 1958, posing as a Miami Beach hotel.
We walked around to the front entrance to see inside.
This is all we managed to see inside, but it was very impressive.
We had to hurry back to catch the last ferry back, but stopped in at a neat Italian restaurant, La Terrazza, and had a bite to eat. Cheese ravioli for me and it was delish!
How beautiful San Diego looks at night.
Wow, I certainly enjoyed my trip to Coronado Island. What a treat and I’m so glad I managed to fit it in my whirlwind schedule to BlogHer11! It was so worth taking the time to go over and see it in person.
I’ve got 2 giveaways to announce today! First, the winner of the Saturated Colors $50 giveaway is Andi T!
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And the winner of the Matthew Mead bookazine, Autumn with Matthew Mead is: Cass at That Old House
Congrats, ladies! I have emailed you and will wait to hear back from you both.