Friday, May 29, 2009

Sunset In La Jolla!

La Jolla, California - (Pronounced "La Hoya")

in Spanish means "The Jewel".


La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego and is known for it's wonderful beaches, fine restaurants, boutique shopping, art galleries, and beautiful natural scenery. In addition, La Jolla is home to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California, San Diego. It is also home to many Bio-Tech and software companies.
This past weekend, I found myself wondering around La Jolla and while I was there I decided to go on a quest to find a beautiful sunset. It was a bit cloudy and cool most of the weekend but cool is relative. La Jolla has an annual average temperature of 70.5 degrees F. Most of the weekend was in the upper 60's. Not exactly beach weather but certainly nothing to complain about. I spent most of my time outside and my reluctance to use any sunscreen resulted in a tad bit of a burn. The first, and hopefully the last of the year. Here's a question: Is it just me or is the sun getting stronger? The last 5 or so years I've noticed that I have a reduced tolerance of the sun. I'm guessing it's an age thing. I didn't seem to have this problem in my 20's. Anyway, moving on...... My second night in town I was able to find this view. The photo doesn't really do it justice but I thought it was quite remarkable the way the sun was shinning through the clouds and reflecting off of the water.





The third evening in La Jolla I had some better luck. Sandwiched between the 1904 Wisteria Cottage and the Contemporary Art Museum is a perfect place to watch the sun setting.


A gift to the La Jolla Historical Society by Ellen Clark Revelle July 25, 2008


Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla




Alas, I found it! A fitting close to a wonderful day! The sun setting on the water! There's a nice viewing area immediately to the right of the museum.




But wait a second..... No day is complete without a nice meal and a drink.



Right near the intersection of Prospect and Jenner is a BBQ joint
I was in shorts and dressed pretty casually so this looked like a good bet.


I decided to stop by Joey's place - That's Joey's Smokin' B.B.Q. I picked the mixed ribs plate with cornbread and sweet potato fries and a lemonade. The ribs were good and the cornbread was sweet and moist. I also had a taste of one of their baked "sweet potatoes/yams". It was very tasty. Overall, I'd rate the food about a 7-plus but the service was impressively good. Don't just take my word for it check out some of these other reviews and form your own opinion:

Joey's Smokin' B.B.Q.

If you're in the mood for BBQ in La Jolla, I think it's worth a try.


Joey's Smokin' B.B.Q.

11 comments:

Jane Turley said...

Lovely sunset piccys Mr I...what a romantic soul you are at times. However, where were the piccys of that delicious sounding corn bread and sweet potato fries??? You can't describe these things and not post piccys you know - tis most unfair!

By the way what were those white thingies outside the Museum of Contemporary Art? I hesitate to offer a description for fear of upsetting anyone but I have put on my astronaut costume in sympathy.

Jane Turley said...

Ps... on closer inspection of those white thingies I have deduced that on the far right where the orange glow is....is obviously where Mr Spock is going to appear.

intrepidideas said...

Miss Jane, What's with this romantic stuff! You're ruining my macho insensitive image. Shish! Don't tell anyone I have a softer side!

I have to be careful with you, you're so observant. You don't miss anything do you? I see that you have discovered my secret transportation beam. (That's the orange glowing light in the photo) How else do you think I get from place to place so rapidly. You think I drive in traffic? :)

Jane Turley said...

Soo that's how you travel so fast... 'Cos you've got a transporter? Hmm...are you going to tell me you've got a very big phaser too?!

Look, a man who likes chocolate, cookies, sunsets, kids films and rates A Wonderful Life as one of his favourite (christmas) films definately has a softer side - usually round his midriff - but after some deep thought (and some alcohol) I'm prepared to believe you've also got a six pack - you big tough macho guy!

Right...what's the equation for the transporter? I'll swap it for my flapjack recipe...

cleo said...

I'm trying to decide between San Fran and San Diego for a holidat destination. I think you may have changed my mind.

intrepidideas said...

Oh Miss Jane.... You're trying to soften me up a bit in hopes that I will talk. I won't! You'd better get your Waterboard out! Wait a second, that's a lot like an ironing board isn't it? :) I might give you the equation with some proper coaxing. The flapjacks are a good start.

intrepidideas said...

Cleo,

You'll be fine with either choice. I'm glad I had some additional information for you. Enjoy!

Jane Turley said...

Hmm...playing hard to get now just cos you have a little secret equation?! Perhaps I should remind you that waterboarding is for mere novices; my feather duster is like no other instrument of torture.... and my dear Mr I, I know just how to use it!

intrepidideas said...

You think you scare me? I also possess the secret equation for resisting all forms of feather duster torture. Hardy! Har. Now if you have a good bribe... I might consider sharing the formual with you.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?