Over the last month, we have been holding our AcroJams at Kate Sessions Park on Mount Soledad. Even though most of the park is a sloping hill with beautiful views of Downtown San Diego and Mission Bay, there are several flat spots where we could practice our AcroYoga with friends. This weekend, we tried a new hands-free Shoulderstand pose with stagged legs for the flyer. We also attempted a new Croc pose with straight flyer legs. The higher I maneuvered Tori into the vertical plane, the less stable it became.
For sunset, we drove up to the National Veterans Memorial at the top of Mount Soledad. With clear skies, we had 360 degree views of surrounding San Diego from the 823 foot summit. To the north, we could see the Scripps Pier in La Jolla and the coastline cliffs all the way to Camp Pendleton. To the south, we had the higher view of Downtown San Diego and Mission Bay. Beyond the peninsula of Point Loma, we could see the Coronado Islands sitting off the coast of Mexico.
As the sun set, it reflected off the ocean-facing windows of the city and illuminated the interior of the giant Memorial Cross at the summit with a warm glow. The concrete cross is 29 feet tall with a 12 foot arm span. This is the third cross built on this site after the first was erected in 1913. After numerous legal battles that repeatedly ruled that the religious symbol on public land was unconstitutional due to the separation of church and state, the plot of land with the cross was transferred in 2015 to the private veterans association that ended its unconstitutional status.