The 7 bridges & Neon of San Diego is a nice 10 mile 'n change walk around & through Balboa Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods with neon signs of the same name...
Allow for about 4 hours 'n change, as the crow flies...
We'll start out in Park West at the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge.
Next, we will go through University Heights and over the Vermont Street Bridge on our way to Normal Heights, Kensington & North Park.
At North Park, we will turn south, over the Georgia Street Bridge.
Then by way of the San Diego Zoo, and crossing over the Park Street Bridge, we will go through Balboa Park & over Laurel Street Bridge & back to Park West and the final two bridges on Bankers Hill where we will find the First and Quince Street Bridges.
There is a lot to see and may be sudden & frequent stops for print making, so don't forget to bring a camera...
Wear comfortable clothing and a hat. Tennis shoes will be fine for this pilgrimage.
Also, bring a couple bottles of water and something to chew on.
It is not recommended to chew on/eat one's own hat, or anyone else's for that matter, and is considered bad form.
Some of the wildlife that may be encountered:
- Barracuda (somewhat rare species)
Although these beasts are seen as domestic: do not touch them. They are still wild animals.
They have about a 28 - 35 second crossing time. Also, this is where most wildlife encounters will occur.
If there is a great migration, we will have to cross in groups so as not to look like a herd of wildebeest (gnu) stampeding across a crocodile infested river.
163 South: Exit 6th Ave/University Ave and continue straight for about 1/2 mile. Turn right on Spruce Street & continue straight. The bridge will be ahead of you at the intersection of Spruce & Front.
163 North: Exit Quince Street/Balboa Park. Turn right on 6th Ave and go two blocks up. Turn left on Spruce Street & continue straight. The bridge will be ahead of you at the intersection of Spruce & Front.
THE CHEAP SEATS:
There are park facilities in Balboa Park at the corner of 6th Ave and Balboa Dr./Upas St.
After straying from the purer faith... to get back on track; follow Balboa (one way street) south and Turn right on Quince Dr.
Turn right on 6th Ave.
Turn left on Spruce Street.
There is plenty of parking on the surrounding streets.
We will meet at the intersection of Spruce & Front at 8:45 am & start at 9:00 am, on the snout.
Those of you who know me: I'll be standing under the brown safari hat.
Those of you who do not know me: I'll be standing under the brown safari hat.
Do NOT bring your dogs, cats, canaries, drama, +1’s or other pets.
No +1's or extra guests.
If you want to bring a friend along, local or long distance, just have them join the club.
This is an "at your own risk" event on lands accessible to the general public.
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