Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big Happy



One last look at our day trip last week to the largest city on our West Coast. From a distance, the skyline is pretty impressive and polished, but considerably less so at street level.



This mural was amazing - close to 15 feet tall and made of tens of thousands of individual mosaic pieces.



The street vendors seem to have staked out their turf and maintain a set of rules amongst themselves. This rig was spotless and swamped with customers. It's the same rig where, in October, on our last visit, the vendor had stepped away and customers started cooking their own food.



Not a fan of the dolls...



We'd been on the road since early morning and made it home right before dark. In this last picture, taken from the car, the sun sets into the Pacific as the San Luis Rey River meanders across Camp Pendleton where it joins the seashore.

6 comments:

Tracy said...

Not a fan of those dolls either... they have such odd faces, not cuddly creatures at all--LOL! Otherwise, fab day! Thanks for sharing the fun... Happy Day, Golden West :o) ((HUGS))

Sweet Repose said...

I'm with ya on the dolls too...but everything else, all ends with a perfect sunset back on the home turf! Thanks for the tour!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Agree that those dolls are not very cuddly, but then I have never been a doll person. Love that view of the Pacific.

steven said...

i love the pic of the street meat truck! people cooked their own stuff - that's way good!!!!! a fine sweet picture of the ocean. oh my. have a lovely evening out there. steven

Rachel Fenton said...

The dolls with the stripey hats look pure evil! Haha, great shots - bacon dog has me though...is it actually different from a hot dog?

High Desert Diva said...

El Big Happy....I do like that.

I'm with ya on the dolls.

That last photo is amazing.