Wednesday March 24th 2010
We spent the day shopping and site seeing on the island of Coronado.
San Diego and the surrounding area is the most amazing place. I can see why so many people live there, everything is clean and green, people seem to take pride in their town.
Our first stop was the Hotel del Coronado, rich in history and beautiful. An Historic landmark for more than 120 years.
Eleven US presidents spent time at the Del starting with Benjamin Harrison in 1891. One of the resorts most famous visitor was England's Prince of Whales in 1920. He would later become King Edward VIII. He gave up the throne in 1936 to marry Coronado divorcee Wallis Spencer Simpson.
Of course many Hollywood celebrities' have stayed at the Del. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon made the movie some like it hot at the hotel. Others that stayed were Brad Pitt and Madonna.
What Victorian resort would be complete without a ghost? Kate Morgan checked into the resort in 1892 and never checked out. Many reports of ghostly happenings have been circulating at the Del ever since.
The chandelier and flowers in the lobby were breathtaking.
The bar off the main lobby. I just could not resist the white sand beach and the ocean.
Mike and Donna do a little relaxing while Rita and I did some shopping. I tried to spend some of Mike’s money, but couldn’t find something I really wanted, or I could afford. Also a shot the San Diego from the Island.
We drove to the island but took the fairy back to San Diego. Mike wanted to tour the USS Midway and the girls and I were going to do more shopping.
The USS Midway was Lunched on March 20th 1945. Decommissioned in San Diego on April 11th, 1992 and is now a museum.
First Kiss, in Times Square is a famous photograph by Albert Eisenstaedt that portrays an American Sailor kissing a woman in Times Square on V-J day August 14th 1945.
Peddle power, a bicycle pulling us around the pier, and our fairy ride.
We took the fairy back to Coronado Island to pick up the car and head back to the MH. Another great day in San Diego.