Fans of Coastal San Diego

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Friday, October 06, 2006


Well, it's Friday, and that means lots of different things - the start of the weekend OR the end of a tough week (depending on your "glass half empty/glass half full" mentality), party night (or the first one), time to go out to dinner, and for many, hitting the freeways to head somewhere.

There is a noticeable increase in the Friday traffic around here, especially on the freeways. Seems like morning rush hour has just eased and the Friday afternoon rush begins. The trip from LA to San Diego (heading south) can get REAL ugly, and many folks from LA head to SD for the weekend, as well as to points south of the border. During racing season in the summer at the Del Mar Racetrack the traffic in the Carlsbad-to-Del Mar can really be nasty even in the middle of the day. Restaurants and night clubs are far more crowded than during the week, and even going grocery shopping can be a major headache.

Sunday is the reverse traffic wise, as everyone heads back home, most going north, it seems, to LA, adding perhaps an hour to the normal drive. Overall it's not so bad now that schools are back in session, and the weather has cooled a bit...a nice respite from the summer.

Need some ideas? Check out Trip Advisor or 10 Best as a starting point.

Whatever you are heading out to do, this Friday, or any Friday, enjoy and be safe.

“What life means to us is determined not so much by what life brings us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.”
Lewis Dunning


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