Friday, July 28, 2006

The San Diego Chronicles - Day 6: Cabrillo

Today after classes, we all hopped on the bus with our guide Thomas and headed out to the tip of Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument.

This is supposedly the location where, in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to set foot on the west coast of North America. Pretty cool place, actually. There's a visitor's center there, and the guy working at the counter showed us some replicas of the armor and weapons that Cabrillo and his crew used. Very informative.

We had a great view of the bay that we'd taken a tour of the day before, and it was pretty cool for all of the students to be able to see the Pacific Ocean from the other side.

"So Japan's all the way across this, huh? Cool."

And we all just stood there looking at the sea.

Senor Cabrillo.

The old Point Loma Lighthouse.

After we finished looking around up at the point, we caught a bus back to Old Town, and then headed out to Mission Beach to join up with some other students from the school for a farewell barbecue party. Good times.


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