Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hotel Del Coronado, Midway, Naval Base

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Happy First Day of Fall!
Coronado - Day 2

We had a nice, relaxing morning getting ready to "be about town."

A ship passes in the......morning

Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del is located west of Coronado on the Pacific Ocean.  Hotel Del is a 
San Diego / Coronado Institution.  It is an 1887 Wood Victorian Beach Resort.
We had visited it when we were here 25 years ago.  This time we planned to have lunch.
We ate at the Sheerwater and enjoyed the view of the beach and Pacific Ocean.

A side entrance

A side view facing town.

Fish Tacos with a Knife and Fork

Hotel Del - "Some Like It Hot"
A 1959 Comedy, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.
"Some Like It Hot" was filmed at the Hotel Del.  it was the Florida segment of the fictitious 
"Seminole Ritz."
Go and rent this comedy!

Hotel Del Coronado

USS Midway
The Aircraft Carrier - USS Midway is located in San Diego, California. 
USS Midway  is an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. Commissioned a week after the end of World War II, Midway was the largest ship in the world at that time.
Decommissioned in 1992, the Midway is now a museum.

Midway - The Movie - starring; Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, James Coburn, 
Robert Wagner, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Pat Morita, Cliff Robertson.
The film chronicles the Battle of Midway, a turning point in World War II in the Pacific. And the strategy of the Japanese Navy.  It is an action packed film.   I watched this movie years ago and now that I have seen the actual ship, I may have to watch it again?

A Cargo Car-Hauler just sneaking under the bridge.  It is huge!

Our boat creates more wake then this 10 "gazillion" pound cargo hauler!  And, it is so quiet!!

I'll say "Good Night" with flowers for you.... Bright Pink Hibiscus

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, 2014
Having a Greek Dinner with two of Jim's sisters and families.

Journey Mercies