Part 5 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Catholic mission, trolley tour, the Con, Tijuana, aquarium, marine history.
Califonia Catholic Mission
This was a taped tour. They gave you a very old style tape recorder and a tape. It was so hot that they shut the mission and sent all the volunteers home. It was the hotest day in San Diego all summer.
Our guide, Gouda, was so funny we did not get off although you could. great tour made better by his anecdotes and stories about the area. If I changed the order of things, I might have done this on the first day to get a better idea of the layout of the city.
I popped into the Con one more time. I got there just in time to see Julius Marx’s panel. Then I went to the TheBatman/Teen Titans panel. Knowing my kids would be upset if I saw "Titans in Tokyo" before they did, I left the panel and went to watch the Mascarade Contest. The best ones were several people working together to pull off a skit. I think my favorite involved a Stormtrooper so distracted that the entire cast of A New Hope escaped past him.
Tijuana Day Trip
Never use cash anymore? Well, you need cash in Tijuana. If you go without cash, your adventure might be similar to ours. The tour bus down and back took most of what we had left for cash. They told us we could get cash there. But every ATM with American money was empty. If you could get to it. The first one we found was blocked off. Now this was an issue because we did not have enough money to buy lunch. A very ambitious waiter took us down the street to his bank and we got Mexican money with which we bought lunch at his restaurant.
Same as the other night, awesome sunset.
Honestly, at this point, we are sick of looking at animals and ready to go home. If we could do it again, we would spread out the animal activities more. If it wasn’t the last day and we needed a kind of half day activity, we probably would have picked something else, but going was easier than picking something else.
It did have some neat stuff in it.
Maritime History Museum
We had time to fit this in before our flight. This is a collection of 4 ships on the harbor. One is a submarine. One is full of tiny models of other ships. One has exhibits like a regular museum.
Not sure how this worked, but because of time differences, we ended up getting home Tuesday morning.
Well, this is the last one. I hope this series of blogs has been helpful to those who have not been to SDCC before in identifying some other things to do in the area. Maybe they will help someone else plan their trip.