America's Cup Yachts at the San Diego Maritime Museum, in the dock
Two International America's Cup Class (IACC) racing sailboats, "Abracadabra" (nearest) and "Stars and Stripes (USA 34, furthest).
What a difference a few days and seven thousand feet of altitude make. Our travels lately have included time in the scorching heat of southern Arizona, a cool waterfront respite in San Diego, and time near Heron Lake and the mountains of the New Mexico and Colorado borderland.
San Diego is home to many former America's Cup yachts, including one that was described in a recent post on this blog (a former "Stars and Stripes" that was USA 11 among the numbering of the IACC yachts and which is based out of Shelter Island in San Diego).
We hope to go out on one of the old cup boats in a future trip. We couldn't succeed in making ontact with the people who schedule the cup boats out of the San Diego Maritime Museum, but we plan to be more persistent in the future.