It’s a beautiful weekend in Southern California… something that can be rare this time of year.

Rare, you say? For those of you not familiar with our weather, there are weather conditions here called “May Gray” and “June Gloom.” Why? Well, my high school friend who’s a meteorologist could take some time to explain it to you, but suffice it to say that the coast of San Diego is generally covered by thick fog in much of May and June. It can even last until August.

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Keep heading south for your best shot at least a little open road — if you’re lucky. Imperial Beach and the Silver Strand generally are good cruise routes even in the summer. Coronado brings drivers back to gridlock, but it’s a small island and the payoffs are great restaurants plus cool ocean and bay breezes.

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