Old Town San Diego

On Friday morning, I left my apartment at 6 am to pick up my little sistedear xiomarar. She took a seat in my car, fastened her seat belt, we hopped on the freeway, and 3 hours later arrived in San Diego for Comic Con. 

I did not have tickets to Comic Con, so I used the two days she’d be at the convention to enjoy some quality me time. 

I spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning poolside taking in some vitamin D. The sun rays on my skin felt so good. I’ve grown to appreciate the sun more as an adult because its existence nourishes life on this planet. 

On Saturday, after a beautiful morning by the pool I checked out of the room and headed to Old Town San Diego with a map of a walking tour in hand. Old Town San Diego is where the area now known as California began — home of the first Spanish settlement in California, i.e. the first place in the Golden State where Spaniards conquered, converted to Christianity, and eliminated the original indigenous people of the area, the Kumeyaay. 

Present day, buildings from the 1800s have been preserved or reconstructed to give one a glimpse of the past. Despite the actual history of how this town came to be, it was interesting to walk around Old Town San Diego. There is a heavy Mexican influence and many shops sell beautiful Mexican handmade crafts and art. Also, many of the buildings are used as specialty shops selling goods that were available to people long ago, such as a candy shop, candle shop, root beer shop, jerky shop, and even a Wells Fargo.

Old Town San Diego was a fun place to spend the afternoon because there was so much to do, see, eat, and photograph!

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