Day Four San Diego. Last Day, Return to Balboa Park.

Special Event Line (San Diego Trolley)

Special Event Line (San Diego Trolley) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We checked out of the hotel, left our bags and headed for Balboa Park.  The Number seven bus really is a major part of our existence.  On Sunday the trip is slightly different.  You have to take the trolley to the San Diego City College stop, where C Street, 11th Avenue and  Broadway come together.

When boarding a San Diego Trolley, it’s like many trains in Europe.  You have to press the button for the doors to open.

It’s only two stops from Civic Center, where the Westgate Hotel is to City College.              Then a six minute bus ride to the park.

Sunday is a good day to go to Balboa Park.  The Timken Museum was free.  (That is a family collection of American and French paintings and Icons).  The International Cottages are open from 12-4.  They are the cottages from the 1915 Pan American Exposition.  My favorites were Germany, the Czech and Slovak one (they shared a cottage), Ireland and Scotland.  Some will serve you snacks, you donate anything you can.  The Irish cottage had step dancing.

The Polish cottage had kielbasa and she liked the fact we had been to Poland.  The two ladies in the German cottage were very friendly can quite funny.

I’ve decided San Diego bus drivers as a tribe are grumpy and uncommunicative.  Don’t know what it is.

Nice place to visit for a weekend.




About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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