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San Diego?
04-09-2012, 11:19 AM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2012 11:20 AM by harbl_the_cat.)
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San Diego?
Anyone know anything that's good to see there relating to guns, gold, militaria (for Dad) or that's family friendly and can accommodate a toddler in San Diego?

Anyone know any good restaurants or shops too?

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04-09-2012, 11:37 AM
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RE: San Diego?
(04-09-2012 11:19 AM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  Anyone know anything that's good to see there relating to guns, gold, militaria (for Dad) or that's family friendly and can accommodate a toddler in San Diego?

Anyone know any good restaurants or shops too?

There are tons of Military things to do in San Diego.

From Frommers:

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San Diego's military history dates to the U.S. Navy's aviation achievements at Coronado in the 1910s. Today, one-third of the Navy's Pacific Fleet is home-ported in the city's natural harbor. San Diego salutes its armed forces during Fleet Week, which takes place from mid-September to early October; it's headlined by the popular Miramar Air Show, with aerial performances by the Blue Angels. For more information, visit http://www.fleetweeksandiego.org or http://www.miramarairshow.com.

The city's flagship (pardon the pun) military attraction is the aircraft carrier USS Midway, making its final tour of duty as a floating museum. The Midway served from the end of World War II until the first Gulf War, and it's now docked along the Embarcadero. The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park celebrates the history of flight, and has a strong focus on aviation's military heroes and heroines. The park is also the location of the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, 2115 Park Blvd. (tel. 619/239-2300; http://www.veteranmuseum.org), a resource center with a small museum that has holdings dating back to the Civil War.

Both Flagship and Hornblower Cruises tour San Diego Bay, providing a glimpse of naval activities; and Old Town Trolley Tours offers an amphibious Sea and Land (SEAL) tour of the bay. At Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, visitors gain an excellent view of the harbor, including the nuclear submarine base; a museum installation tells about the gun batteries established on the peninsula during World War II.

Just before you reach the gates of Cabrillo National Monument, you can pay your respects at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (tel. 619/553-2084; http://www.cem.va.gov). It didn't officially become a National Cemetery until 1934, but remains interred here date back to 1846 and the Battle of San Pasqual. With its row upon row of gleaming white headstones and sweeping ocean views, this is a very moving and inspirational spot. It's open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to 5pm.

The public is invited to the recruit graduation at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, off Pacific Coast Highway (near Barnett St.), held most Fridays at 10am (tel. 619/725-6400; http://www.mccsmcrd.com). The Command Museum on the base (tel. 619/524-6719; http://www.mcrdmuseumhistoricalsociety.org) has a huge collection of Marine memorabilia; it was updated and expanded in 2007 and includes a gallery devoted to the Vietnam experience. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 4pm; it's free, but admittance to the base requires a photo ID.

Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/san...z1rYu35EI5

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04-09-2012, 03:57 PM
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RE: San Diego?
(04-09-2012 11:19 AM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  Anyone know anything that's good to see there relating to guns, gold, militaria (for Dad) or that's family friendly and can accommodate a toddler in San Diego?

Anyone know any good restaurants or shops too?

Never been...but would love to live vicariously through your adventures! Let us know what you end up doing! I need a vacation and reading about yours might just help..Big GrinTongue..

When are you going?
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04-10-2012, 03:56 PM
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RE: San Diego?
(04-09-2012 03:57 PM)Honey Wrote:  
(04-09-2012 11:19 AM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  Anyone know anything that's good to see there relating to guns, gold, militaria (for Dad) or that's family friendly and can accommodate a toddler in San Diego?

Anyone know any good restaurants or shops too?

Never been...but would love to live vicariously through your adventures! Let us know what you end up doing! I need a vacation and reading about yours might just help..Big GrinTongue..

When are you going?

Sometime in the next 6 months, depending on the Missus.

I'm a bit worried though - I don't want to go through a Canadian/American airport. I haven't flown in about 2 years and I'm not too excited about the prospect of getting doused with radiation in a body scanner or letting some CBSA (Canada Border Security Agency)/TSA molest my wife and daughter.

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04-10-2012, 03:58 PM
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(04-10-2012 03:56 PM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  
(04-09-2012 03:57 PM)Honey Wrote:  
(04-09-2012 11:19 AM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  Anyone know anything that's good to see there relating to guns, gold, militaria (for Dad) or that's family friendly and can accommodate a toddler in San Diego?

Anyone know any good restaurants or shops too?

Never been...but would love to live vicariously through your adventures! Let us know what you end up doing! I need a vacation and reading about yours might just help..Big GrinTongue..

When are you going?

Sometime in the next 6 months, depending on the Missus.

I'm a bit worried though - I don't want to go through a Canadian/American airport. I haven't flown in about 2 years and I'm not too excited about the prospect of getting doused with radiation in a body scanner or letting some CBSA (Canada Border Security Agency)/TSA molest my wife and daughter.

Oh crud... I forgot you are in Canada.. Just dress like a terrorist and they'll leave you alone...Tongue
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04-10-2012, 06:19 PM
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RE: San Diego?
(04-10-2012 03:56 PM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  
(04-09-2012 03:57 PM)Honey Wrote:  
(04-09-2012 11:19 AM)harbl_the_cat Wrote:  Anyone know anything that's good to see there relating to guns, gold, militaria (for Dad) or that's family friendly and can accommodate a toddler in San Diego?

Anyone know any good restaurants or shops too?

Never been...but would love to live vicariously through your adventures! Let us know what you end up doing! I need a vacation and reading about yours might just help..Big GrinTongue..

When are you going?

Sometime in the next 6 months, depending on the Missus.

I'm a bit worried though - I don't want to go through a Canadian/American airport. I haven't flown in about 2 years and I'm not too excited about the prospect of getting doused with radiation in a body scanner or letting some CBSA (Canada Border Security Agency)/TSA molest my wife and daughter.

You either have to deal with it, or drive.

I fly regularly, and skip the radiation for a pat down, and then proceed to ask the person doing the pat down if they enjoy their job.

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To achieve Liberty and Peace two powerful Human emotions must be overcome. Number one is Envy. Number two is Intolerance. - Ron Paul

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04-11-2012, 12:59 AM
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RE: San Diego?
Could you take a train? My friend and her family traveled by train from Chicago to the West Coast. It wasn't pretty but it got the job done. Or you could all wear burkas and be free and clear.
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04-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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We're going since my wife has a training seminar to go to and we figured we could make a little bit of a vacation out of it.

I share some of the stories I read about how the US is turning into a totalitarian despot akin to Nazi Germany (before the war), I'm not too sure I believe it and I think she's a bit skeptical about it too. I'd like to see for myself if there's any validity to that assertion.

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05-10-2012, 07:31 PM (This post was last modified: 05-10-2012 07:37 PM by harbl_the_cat.)
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RE: San Diego?
So here was the most exciting part of the trip Smile Smile Smile

Sorry if it grosses anypony out.

Needless to say we're both very excited, even if the I'm not supposed to be tellimg anyone...

I did with our first too...


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05-11-2012, 07:03 AM
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OMG!!! CONGRATS!!! A little kitten!!

Will this be your first? Very exciting!!

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05-11-2012, 10:04 AM
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I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Thomas Jefferson

To achieve Liberty and Peace two powerful Human emotions must be overcome. Number one is Envy. Number two is Intolerance. - Ron Paul

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05-11-2012, 11:20 AM
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(05-11-2012 07:03 AM)Honey Wrote:  OMG!!! CONGRATS!!! A little kitten!!

Will this be your first? Very exciting!!

HeartTongue

Thanks honey,

This will be the second.

The first is having some travel sickness...

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05-13-2012, 02:10 PM
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Nice, just got patdown by theTSA.

Wife and daughter didn't have to get scanned or molested.

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