Oceanside, CA

Walking around Oceanside, CA

Yesterday I grabbed my camera and took off for a long walk around Oceanside, CA.  I wasn’t sure where I was going to go but I thought it would be fun to head down to the pier.  On the way I found several neat photo ops.  This is a beautiful church directly across from the civic center.

The library has a beautiful water pond where the ducks just love to bathe.









There is a tunnel that goes under the road that goes to the pier.  Lots of beautiful hotels along the coast here.








This shows the beach on either side of the pier.  Lots of sun bathers and surfers out.









The famous Oceanside Pier.  It has a Ruby’s restaurant at the end of it where you can dine.  Lots of people were out today and many people fishing from the pier.


Some shots of surfers.








The coastline went on and on.


More pics of surfers.








These pelicans were not afraid of people.  They were more interested in diving for food.








The seagulls were always looking for a handout.








This was a beautiful day to be out on the water.








More of the beach.

Here is the Amtrak station which I departed from the other day.

I really enjoyed my walk around Oceanside.  It is really a wonderful town.

Oceanside to San Juan Capistrano via Amtrak

All Aboard…

I arrived in Oceanside on Wednesday and parked at the Elks lodge with water and electric.  They also have a dump station, laundry and workout room.  At $18 per night you can’t beat it.  On Thursday I walked about a mile to the train station and hopped on the northbound train to San Juan Capistrano.  I would be staying at my sister and brother-in-law’s home for a few days.  The train ride was very nice skirting along the coast.  I got to see many surfers just south of San Clemente (my old stomping grounds).  I took the following pics from the train as it was flying down the tracks.

Good ole San Clemente pier…

This is the San Clemente pier.  I used to love to walk down to it when I lived in San Clemente.  San Clemente is a great little coastal town.

Golf, lunch with Mom, birthday party and return to Oceanside

The following day we played golf (which I haven’t done for some time) and had a great time.  Saturday we picked up my mom and we all went out to lunch.  It sure was good to see her!  Sunday we celebrated my niece’s (and her boyfriend’s) birthday.  Then I was  going to get dropped off at the train station to return to Oceanside.  But it was pouring rain so they offered to drive me down to Oceanside the next morning since they were getting together for golf for a few days with friends in that area.

I will be staying at the Oceanside Elks for a few more days and then head back to Orange County for more family GTG’s.