First stop, Old Town San Diego. If you read my previous post, you know I went to the train station a day too early! I got it right the second time, and with my classmates had an easy Metrolink ride from Irvine to Oceanside. Then we caught the Coaster to Old Town San Diego. The train is such a relaxing way to travel. Several of us were familiar with Old Town, so for lunch we headed to El Coyote, a wonderful and favorite Mexican-style restaurant. After lunch we regrouped across from the beautiuful Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (shown below) for the Old Town Trolley Tour. The tour included Mission Beach and La Jolla. (Our photography instructor is very organized and she’d planned a fun-filled day.)
Above is our trolley and our driver, Larry. He was quite a character, and had plenty of stories to tell. Our tour took us to several “haunted” areas of town, which was perfect with Halloween on its way. Looking at this photo, I wonder if perhaps Larry might have been one of the local ghosts. It was a wonderful day, and we didn’t lose anyone. I’ve been to San Diego many times, but this was the first time I’d taken an official tour, and it was definitely worth it. I also learned how beautiful La Jolla and Mission Beach are. Old Town Trolley Tours did a great job, and I would certainly recommend them.