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A Vacation
A Vacation
1173 days ago 15 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: San Diego, Los Angeles, Tijuana Passover, Petco Park, Citifieldt
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Vacations involve a bit of work no matter where we go. As I wrote about and retain an interest in siting sports stadiums (stadia?) I always try to include one on a visit. Since I enjoy clients involved in transit and transportation issues, I check out the issues wherever we visit. I also take advantage of opportunities to gain perspectives on current issues.

This spring recess centered around a visit to our daughter who lives in Los Angeles.

Instead on centering our visit around L.A., we decided to fly into San Diego where Marisa would meet us.

Our first day there included a visit to La Jolla where we got to observe seals hanging out on a beach.

That evening we attended Sabbath services and a Passover seder at a synagogue set on three acre campus in the aptly named University Town Center area. We also crossed the border to Mexico spending some time in Tijuana and Puerto Neuvo. With all the discussion about The Wall, getting a first hand look a the border and passage via car and/ or by foot left me with a clear sense the sought for barrier advocated for really involves a metaphor – just as the death penalty became an issue in the 1977 New York City Mayoral race (even though no New York City mayor can enact that criminal sanction.).

Of course we got to visit Petco Park, the home of the Padres. While the home team did not prevail, we found the fans and stadium personal all very nice and friendly. It was a warm stadium but I still prefer Citifield. But one thing the Padres do involves the escalators. Citifield does not reverse them when the game ends; I already mentioned that the escalators at Petco Park work in reverse to my Mets group sales representative.

Returning to L.A., we just did not experience the congestion issue folks complain of in NYC. My observation: NYC endures tens of thousand of app-based for hire vehicles that clog many central business street. Our daughter gets around L.A. quite fine relying on its public transportation system.

where she gets around fine without her own car.

 

Interestingly back in New York, we will cap the vacation week at our son’s place in Brooklyn

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  •  Fred wrote 1173 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I always use the subway or walk
     
       
     
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  •  Alex_Fecci wrote 1173 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    As always, Easy Read, Well Written, Informative, Something for Someone and of course the "Political Drop In"...
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 1173 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I've been to San Diego a few times but never made it down to Tijuana. What did you think? I always wanted to go but somehow we never made it.
     
       
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 1173 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    It’s not the app based cars that are clogging, it’s the people who drive into the city from LI or Jersey or CT or other outside vehicles. Ban all non Manhattan resident vehicles, keep commercial and resident vehicles. Traffic would be smooth sailing. Of course, the subway and other mass transit (LIRR, NJT, etc) is the best way to travel on my little island.
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 1173 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Enjoyed sharing your vacation Corey. It has been 30 years since I visited Tijuana, I would actually like to hear more about your crossing experience. Although I truly dislike driving into Manhattan and avoid it at all costs whenever possible, there are times when it is unavoidable----mass transit lately has been an extremely large bummer but then the traffic into and around Manhattan is as well. At the moment LIRR construction has cut the number of trains from our local station in half on weekends, makes planning difficult.
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 1172 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Except for Passover, I know your
    La Jola, San Diego, Tiajuana itinerary well. Hoping you got to the San Diego Zoo? I’m a big user of public transportation until I have to drive out of town. Will I be fined for returning my residential or rental car?
     
       
     
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