Come On In, Have a Seat

I am maximizing my evening walks ahead of potentially foul weather. Hurricane Hilary approaches from the South. Current track puts landfall along Baja California, then across San Diego County, and headed towards Los Angeles. The thing is currently Category 3 and may only rate as a tropical storm if passing over our area. Heavy rains and winds would nevertheless unleash.

Hurricanes are uncommon in San Diego. The last recorded was, wow, in 1858, according to a report by CBS 8 News. Whatever the extent of turmoil might be, Sunday and/or Monday should be when (I write on Thursday). Surely, I will have something to share with you during, or after, the event.

Will this fine diner weather the storm and stay open during Hilary? I wonder. The owners resisted closure during SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)/COVID-19 lockdowns. Rudford’s is about as classic as diners get, as the Featured Image indicates. The restaurant opened in 1949 and sports a President John F Kennedy tribute on one of the building’s outdoor sides.

I used Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which continues to surprise for the caliber and character of its night captures. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 500, 1/30 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 8:14 p.m PDT, which was about 45 minutes after sunset tonight.