The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

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The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

I just conducted a La Jolla home inspection not far from the Mount Soledad cross and War Memorial. After finishing the inspection, I took a few moments to stop at the site and take in the beautiful vistas of the surrounding terrain. It is one of my favorite places to visit in San Diego!

Mount Soledad Cross

 

Mount Soledad stands at 822 feet above sea level. From the top, there is a stunning 360-degree view: La Jolla shores, Scripps pier, Mission Bay, the Coronado bridge, the skyline of downtown San Diego, and the northern and southern shorelines can all be seen. And, of course, there is always an abundance of fresh ocean air and drenching California sunshine!

Mount Soledad Cross

 

Atop Mt. Soledad sits the 43-foot concrete Mount Soledad cross and War Veteran's Memorial. It was erected in the early 1950's in memory of our Korea War veterans. The site has since evolved into a standing testament to all American war heroes and the unending commit of our military to defend freedom. There are approximately 2700 plaques at the Memorial’s base, featuring photos and name engravings of war veterans.

Mount Soledad Cross  Mount Soledad Cross

 

The next time you visit San Diego, be sure to stop by and see the Mount Soledad cross and War Memorial in La Jolla!

                 Mount Soledad Cross


 

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Originally posted at First Choice Inspections.

The Mount Soledad Cross- La Jolla, California

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Li Read
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Very nice post....

Sep 15, 2011 07:59 AM #5
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Steve

I love visiting Mt. Soledad and we often take visitors up there for the views in all directions. Some days you get lucky, as you did, with some terrific views, and wonderful photos I might add. Hope the inspection went well!

Jeff

Sep 15, 2011 01:58 PM #6
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Steve Stenros
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Yeah, that's true Jeff. Sometimes the marine layer will roll in and ruin the views!

Sep 15, 2011 05:31 PM #7
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Toni Weidman
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Wonderful pictures, Steve. Thank you for sharing Mount. Soledad Cross with all of us. That is a beautiful memorial.

Sep 16, 2011 02:02 AM #8
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Good Morning Steve, this is an outstanding memorial to visit.  The views are outstanding and the experience is memorable.

Sep 16, 2011 02:05 AM #9
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Connie Harvey
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Steve, yet another place I need to visit whenever I get out to California. What a beautiful day you had!

Sep 16, 2011 03:54 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Memories, where would we be without our memories? I remember the first time my daughter drove me to see this memorial. I was filled with awe. I remember bowing my head and saying a prayer. This was a moment I thought I'd never forget - then I realized, I did forget Mount Soledad. We move on and we forget then out of nowhere, someone like you reminds us of the memories.

Thank you Steve. I needed this moment in time. Your post is being suggested for others to stir up more memories. Memories like this should never be forgotten.

Sep 16, 2011 03:55 AM #11
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Steve and Jan Bachman
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Wow Steve! Even before you read the great content of thisd post you are pulled in by the aesthetic layout. We eat first with our eyes. Ever thought about becoming a real estate agent? Nah...better money in your line of work.

Sep 16, 2011 10:56 AM #12
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Steve Stenros
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Toni: It is a great memorial. It's a shame we have an element that wants to tear the cross down!

Sep 16, 2011 04:47 PM #13
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Steve Stenros
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Dan, it sounds like you've been there. Isn't it great?

Sep 16, 2011 04:48 PM #14
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Steve Stenros
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It was a beautiful day, Connie! We are blessed with so many beautiful days!

Sep 16, 2011 04:52 PM #15
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Thanks Steve & Jan! I really appreciate the feedback! I admire Realtors for putting up with so many different people, personalities and attitudes! You earn every dollar you get! As for me, I love what I do!

Sep 16, 2011 04:57 PM #16
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Hello Steve and some wonderful photos and I don't believe I have been there before!

VB ;o)

Sep 18, 2011 08:38 AM #17
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Hi Steve, and I agree with VB, those are some very nice photos of a fitting tribut to our veterans and war heroes.  I especially like the first one with the clouds in the back ground....thank you for your frequent comments on my recent post, more to come. 

Sep 19, 2011 10:48 AM #18
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Steve Stenros
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Then you need to make a special trip out here just to see the Memorial, Vegas Bob! It's spectacular!

Sep 19, 2011 12:23 PM #19
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Steve Stenros
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I enjoy your posts, John! Yes, the cotton balls in the sky were nice. It's tough to get cloud pictures here in San Diego- it never rains, you know!

Sep 19, 2011 12:26 PM #20
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Steve -  I have seen the cross before, but I had no idea what was up there.  I may have to stop by the next time I go south.

Sep 24, 2011 02:41 PM #21
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Steve Stenros
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You have to see the views from the top, Christine! Unbelievable!

Sep 24, 2011 06:04 PM #22
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Hi Steve,

I am so glad to hear about this memorial. My father was a Korean Vet in the Air Force. I must go to see it the next time I go to see my mother-in-law in La Jolla. Thanks for telling me about it. Have a great week.

Sep 26, 2011 06:52 PM #23
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Kristin, it's something you'll never forget!

Sep 27, 2011 03:02 AM #24
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