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Tacos and Dudes

I felt like I needed to get away from the “NORM” for the weekend, and headed down to San Diego County. I have a place in the sleepy dude infested community of “Bird Rock”. A surfers paradise, Bird Rock is where one goes to relax and feel no pressure to be anything. Situated about 3 minutes South from the glitz and glamour of La Jolla, CA and 3 minutes North of Pacific Beach, you have it all within walking distance. Dress up and fine dine or don’t shower and bar hop with college students. It’s all there.

Bird Rock Cove

Bird Rock Roasters

After a early dinner at the local Thai restaurant and a great night of sleep, I woke up to the sounds of crushing 6 foot waves and a surfer invaded coastline. So I decided to hitch the Mass Transit Bus 30 and wander. A $5.00 all day pass will take you everywhere you could dream of from Solana Beach to the Gas Lamp district in downtown San Diego. My destination was “Old Town”, where Father Juniper Serra in 1769, started to build his famous 21 Missions in California. It is also the most authentic Mexican food, drink, and music you can find without crossing the border. My bus ride took me through the crazy college town of Pacific Beach then pass Mission bay and Sea World. Fifteen minutes later I arrived at Old Town and settled into the best Nachos I have ever had and a kick butt Cadillac Margarita. Then a little cultural investigating of the Hispanic shops and homes while killing off the buzz. Where to next…..the Gay District of Hillcrest!

Mexican Food Heaven

Cosmo Hotel 1869

Old Town Shopping

Adios Amigos

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