My nephew Danny and his girlfriend Lisa are visiting San Diego for a week. They are staying with me at my luxurious and humble abode. I picked them up at the airport after a direct flight from Chicago, Il and then took them to lunch at the Red Sails Inn in Shelter Island. Afterwards, we drove to Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma.
I'm sure they are happy to be in San Diego (that's why they are smiling) rather than spend another summer in Palatine with the humidity and mosquitoes. Also, for Danny, who's from San Diego originally, he's glad to be back in his hometown of Sun Diego!
I took this photo of them with my trusty Canon Powershot G9 near Cabrillo Point (cloudy WB, vivid color setting, -2/3 fill flash exposure compensation).
Cabrillo National Monument commemorates explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovery of San Diego Bay in 1542. It was on that trip that he led the first European expedition to discover the west coast of the United States. A statue of Cabrillo looks out over the bay and toward the skyline of downtown San Diego.