About a month ago Travis and I headed to San Diego because Travis had a work conference. Perfect time for me to tag along and enjoy a few days away. I was only staying for a couple of nights but I was planning to relax and enjoy every minutes of it! (And I have a ton of pictures to prove it!)
Grandpa was with the kids, meals made and in the fridge and activities to do, they were set and Travis and I headed out.
The day we left was on Travis’ birthday. We were up at 4 am and out the door shortly after to catch our 6 am flight! So early but we really wanted to make the most of our day once we were there. Flights went smooth and in no time we were in beautiful San Diego.
After our hotel check in we had lunch down the street at Hard Rock Cafe then grabbed an Uber (our first time ever) and headed for the San Diego Zoo. It was the only day we could do it where we could go together. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and all the beautiful animals.
That night Travis and I went out for a pizza dinner at a mom n pop restaurant, where our jalapeno poppers were still frozen/cold in the middle and Travis watched our waitress licking her fingers….
The next day Travis had a day of pre-conference training. I spent the morning browsing local shops and then after meeting him for lunch I took off for the USS Midway. I went back and forth on going there because I was thinking to myself that how long could I really spend there…. but I am so glad I went. It was way more emotional than I thought I would be and it was a great experience. And after 3 hours there, I’m sure I saw less than half of what there is to see.
That night Travis and I were looking for some sea food and ended up at Joe’s Crab Shack. I think I was hoping for something a little more local and had no idea this was a chain, but it worked!
The next morning Travis started his conference and I had an entire day before I had to head off to the airport for my flight home. One thing I needed to check off my list was Chick-fil-a. I know, how silly is that? But we don’t have them where I live and I love chicken strips so I really wanted to finally go. I spent the morning wandering near the hotel and the local shops in the area, then I took a Lyft to Balboa Park where I spent hours wandering through rose gardens, cactus gardens, botanical gardens, museums and listening to local artists play. I even bought a cd from a guy named Nathan Olesen, who has an amazing voice.
After wandering around at Balboa Park I got a Lyft and headed for Chick-fil-a. My driver was nice enough to take me through the drive thru and then bring me back to my hotel.
Once I was back at the hotel I had that awkward amount of time where I really didn’t have enough time to go do anything, but I had a lot of time to just sit there in the hotel. So I did what I love to do most, grabbed my kindle and read my book in a kid free, quiet room.
After an hour or two I headed to the airport. There was more than enough time to spare so I took the time to relax and enjoy more my the book I was currently reading. Last minute they were asking for people to check their carry ons. I decided to go ahead and do that because I didn’t need anything from it. I grabbed a couple things from my suitcase and took it up to the front counter to check it.
A few hours later I arrived back in chilly Spokane! I was freezing and instantly covered in goosies as soon as I stepped off the plane! I headed for baggage claim where I waited and waited and waited…. And when the baggage wheel stopped and my bag wasn’t there I knew it wasn’t a good sign. After checking with the airline they said my bag was in Salt Lake City! Whaaat!?! She said they would drop it off at my house the next day! I was so thankful I grabbed out my car keys!! I would have been furious! Around I walked into my house and was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!
And my luggage did come the next day!
Thank you San Diego, you were good to me! (even though I was jealous that Travis was there for a few more days and had amazing 70 degree weather!)