Last weekend in San Diego was almost a fluke-- we had rain and really cold wind making for a somewhat "cold" day. Derek and I decided to trek out to Cabrillo National Monument for a few hours in the morning and fell in love. It honestly might be one of my new favorite places in San Diego. The picturesque park is set against the staggering cliffs of the Pacific with one of the last standing lighthouses along the West coast. (The lighthouse is under construction currently, but we can't wait to go back and hike the winding staircase to the top!) We were in for even more of a treat when we found out the old WWII bunkers used for spotting Japanese aircraft and boats were open to the public to tour. We climbed down what seemed the oldest ladder into a bunker with the most gorgeous view I had ever seen. After, we ventured to the tide pools for a little exploring and critter watching. It's amazing what treasures you can find in your city when you get out and explore. I think it is safe to say, Cabrillo completely stole my heart.