Captain’s Log 5,971
Just 29 more entries and I hit 6,000. I shudder to think how many words that might be. Even with just 100 per entry, that’s over half a million. I know I spew more than that. Wow. That’s all I can say. Just wow.
We spent yesterday knocking around Coronado. Such a lovely place. You can get there two ways. You can drive almost to Mexico and drive up a small strip of land. Or you can go across the magnificent Coronado bridge.
It is really an engineering marvel. We had a lot of fun walking around and looking at apartments on the bay that cost almost $2,000,000. We just gazed at them.
We drove around the older neighborhoods and marveled at the grand old places.
This lovely old home was one of the first ones built in Coronado. All the wood had to be imported from the Pacific Northwest and brought down by ship. Not enough wood to build houses like this in San Diego – at least not in those days.
And then, of course, the Hotel Del Coronado – the largest wooden hotel in the United States. Stately and still wonderful. L. Frank Baum wrote some of his Oz tales while living there.
What an amazing place. It’s a must see for all my visitors. I never get tired of showing it off. And yes, it’s haunted. Big time.
Kate Morgan walking up the stairs of the hotel around 1892. She checked in but never checked out. She was found dead in her room. All very mysterious.