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    Don't Pet the Seals Beaching at La Jolla

    by atufft Written Apr 14, 2015

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    Tempting as it may be to pet the seals laying around at La Jolla Cove, these animals are quite dangerous. Recently, a five year old boy was encouraged by a negligent parent to try and pet a seal and was bitten in the face by a 500 lb male who apparently didn't like the idea. Although the display of seals here is less impressive than the sea lions on the docks at San Francisco, La Jolla has set aside a permanent place for the lazy mammals to lounge.

    La Jolla Cove
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    Haunted Energy

    by risse73 Written Jul 23, 2009

    The Hotel Del (Coronado) has an uncomfortable and eerie vibe even amidst all the supposed fabulous"ness" of it. If you're the more sensitive type of person, you can almost feel the unhappy energy lurking somewhere around there. Most people are undeterred by these things, but some are actually freaked out like me. Proceed with consideration of your own comfort level.

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    Gaslamp Quarter Parking is a Terror!

    by Phalaenopsis03 Written Jun 26, 2006

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    Try finding parking at the Gaslamp on a Friday or Saturday night (well, any night or day for that matter) and you're totally screwed. My girlfriends and I had made reservations for 8:30pm at Ole Madrid restaurant and wasn't actually seated until 9:15pm because it took us forever to find parking. Jen kept on circling and circling the area in search of an available spot, but then finally decided on the garage at Horton Plaza (entrance on 4th Ave.). Parking is free for the first three hours with validation at any of the shops in the mall. It normally costs $6.00 an hour to park, which can add up to a hefty sum. So here's a valuable tip for you, go to the drug store/souvenir shop on the third floor and buy a pack of gum for $1.00 and get your ticket validated there.

    Park at Horton Plaza!

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    by acemj Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    Earthquakes are a fact of life in Southern California, but I lived there for a total of five years and only really remember a couple that made me nervous. Just be sure you know what to do if a big one hits.

    If you're inside, drop to the ground and take cover beneath a desk or other sturdy piece of furniture. If that's not possible, stand below a door frame and hold on.

    If you're outside, get to an open area that is away from power lines and the possibility of flying glass and debris.

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    Sun Block

    by bugalugs Updated Jan 25, 2005

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    Dont forget plenty of sun block. When we were sitting watching the water ski act at the side of the sea, yes it was warm, but they was a lovely sea breeze, it was only later that evening that we realised just how hot the sun had been and we were very sore, so beware.

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    Just In case nobody mentioned it . . .

    by travelgirl3 Written Oct 16, 2004

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    . . . when you land in San Diego, you just might feel that your plane is crashing into the city. Being from the Toronto area, our airport is not in a built up area. You fly over farmer's fields, then some low buildings, then you land. Pretty uneventful.

    But not in San Diego!! You fly over the desert, over a couple of mountains, then straight over and through the highrises of downtown, and down you go! It just seemed to happen so fast, it really caught me off guard. But when I looked around, nobody else seemed to even notice, so I unclamped my figures from the seat rest, and just closed my eyes.

    I'm not a rookie, and I have travelled a fair bit, but I was definitely surprised at how close to the downtown area of the city the airport is!!

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    Mind the step

    by b1bob Updated May 22, 2004

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    We took an upward conveyor belt up to it. Holly rode on Sean's shoulders. Near the top, Holly turned to watch after her sister. Y'all guessed it, clumsy Holly fell off Sean's shoulders and, if you think the scream from her previous fall was something, they could hear her in Tijuana. I was just that clumsy too as a kid. Remember, I was the one who ran from a thunderstorm with eyes closed, literally bumping into a fat lady on the beach.

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    Sorry you smokers! California...

    by Travel2write Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Sorry you smokers! California is a smoke free state! That means you will sadly have to huddle outside on those cold winter nights at the bar. Thinking why you are doing this to yourself! And sadly I will go home and not smell like you! Good for everyone!

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