Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Walk Through San Diego's Old Town

by Pa Rock
Traveling Fool

Gail and I spent the morning and early afternoon in San Diego's historic and bustling Old Town.  There was a craft show taking place that featured some especially beautiful and unique art.  Some of the art and a good deal of the tourist junk was focused on the upcoming Mexican holiday, "El Dio de Los Muertes" (the Day of the Dead), a celebration that occurs each year around Halloween in which our neighbors to the South honor their deceased family members.   Happy skeletons are pervasive in art related to the Day of the Dead.

I purchased a ceramic tile of a skeleton wearing a sombrero and standing along a desert stretch of Route 66.  It doesn't take much to amuse me.  (Someday my kids will be digging through all my treasure trying to decide what goes in the estate sale and what goes in the trash, and the most common comment will be "What the hell did he buy this for?")

I also came away with a really good camping cookbook - lots of recipes for things to make in a dutch oven.

After walking and gawking through Old Town and having a nice Mexican lunch, we returned to the hotel for our naps - an old people thing.  This evening we will walk back into the town of Coronado for an evening meal and a bit more browsing through the stores.

Phoenix tomorrow.

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