Thursday, June 26, 2008

Forbidden places in San Diego

The USS George Washington, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier, is in port for several months. This is the one that made the news because there was a fire onboard somewhere off the coast of South America, and they came here for repairs. I've been driving a lot of GW (as we call it) sailors out to Coronado to the ship.

One time I heard a group discussing the forbidden list in the back seat. I asked about it, and asked if I could have a copy. They discussed the security of giving it to me, and then decided it didn't constitute a national security breach. I went through a similar thought process before deciding to publish it here.

Without further ado, here's the list the Navy gave GW sailors:

Off-limits at all times:

San Diego -- Club Mustang, Club of San Diego, Get it on Shoppe, Main Street Motel, Vulcan Baths.

National City -- Dream Crystal, Sports Auto Sales

Off-limits at specified times:

San Diego -- 2600 to 3600 block of Main St, including McDonald's and Burger King parking lots on 28th St, from 001-0500 Wed.

Chula Vista -- Denny's parking lot, 692 E St from 0100-0400 Sat and Sun

Off-limits areas from sunset to sunrise:

Otay Mesa

Willie Henderson Park / San Diego City Park

Areas of caution, especially after dark:

Naval Base San Diego (32nd St base) perimeter area.

Trolley stations, especially Palomar St and San Ysidro.

Tijuana:

Libertad (south of Tijuana airport)

Camino Verde (south of city center)

Mariano Matamoros (southeast of city center)

Is it just me, or would a list like this given to 18-22 year-old sailors looking for excitement in port become a must-see list? That Denny's parking lot in Chula Vista must be something to see.

4 comments:

Lucky said...

err, yeah, why are fast food places forbidden? that's where all the nogoodnicks hang out?

Thanks for commenting on my post. I wonder if I'm boring my average reader, because surprisingly few have commented on the extensive post.

anyway, I'm gonna post another one soon, I cam across the website IMCDB.com (internet movie CAR data base .com . super exciting.

TachaƩ said...

Isnt that a little weird to give them a forbidden list? Or is that common?
Even a sports auto sales?

Or are these all gay clubs and Im totally clueless?

MM... I have an addiction to IMDB.

Brent McD. said...

no crazy 4th of july stories???

Ted Martin said...

I took off the 4th of July! It's such a hassle with the crowded streets, drunks, and short rides that I decided to give up the $400 or so I normally make. Hey, I'm not like an attorney. I won't do anything for money...