What is one of the best things about living in San Diego? Enjoying the outdoors year round, of course! While a lot of the country is suffering through 100 degree days, we are highs in the 70s/80s! Last week, I went to my first Hike It Baby San Diego meetup for an urban stroll to view some of La Jolla’s murals.
In total, we saw about 10 murals and walked 2.5 miles. Since this was my first meetup, I did not know anyone, and that is often the case when I go to things, as a new San Diegan. My desire to do new exciting things overpowers my introvert temperament. I often just show up by myself or with me and the boys and just hope for the best.
This day, it was me, the boys and my BOB stroller, which I love by the way. I got in a great workout, saw new things and met new people.
I was not really paying attention to the route we took, but I am posting the photos of the murals in the order in which we visited them, in case you want to retrace our route.
According to the Murals of La Jolla website, “Murals of La Jolla was conceived in 2010 as a means to enhance the civic character of the community by commissioning public art projects on private property throughout La Jolla. It is a project of the Athenaeum initiated by the La Jolla Community Foundation.”
In addition to people, we met some furry friends too. This guy or girl is so adorable and was so sweet!
Public art can be seen on other objects throughout La Jolla besides the sides of buildings. For instance, this garbage can with a puppy on it.
This next set of murals is not listed on the Murals of La Jolla website, so it appears to not be a part of the project.
This was the only mural that I had seen on a previous occasion. Hubby and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at George’s Level 2 and had a perfect view of the John Baldessari mural. To see it this time, we had to trek down to La Jolla Cove, which was fine by me because….
We got to see the beautiful beach and
its resident sea lions!
It was my first time seeing the famous La Jolla Cove as well so I would say this excursion was so worthwhile for all of us!
I am hoping to come back to La Jolla again soon to view some more of the murals that are listed on the Murals of La Jolla website.