Ooh-la-la, San Diego!
In just a 2-hour drive south of LA, the temperatures dropped about 20 degrees, and the people seemed so much happier to be alive! My original plan was to be in San Diego for my birthday at month's end & treat myself to a room at the Hotel Del. That became a laughable idea when the cheapest room was $600/night!
I had just 3 nights in San Diego but if I had a million dollars, I'd live here part-time. I stayed in Point Loma, originally the Portuguese neighborhood but there wasn't a malassada in sight! That said, I loved the city which is incredibly bike & ped friendly. I never moved my car, and played tourist as much as possible by bike, then spent my final afternoon hours lounging by, and swimming in, the Pacific. This is my final destination West, and the turnaround point to begin my Eastward adventures.
Note to my hostel compadres from Switzerland, Germany, Quebec & Poland: Thanks for the warm welcome, the great conversations, the sharing of meals. Hope to hear from you!
8/28/2015 10:07:43 am
Checked out your blog-totally interesting. Will be quite the book!! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday tomorrow!! Tried sending an E-mail but didn't go through. Hope you get this for your birthday. And yes I did get my card-thank you. Love, Martha and Gibby
8/30/2015 02:49:24 pm
Gabriel! Thanks for the birthday wishes & I did see this on my day! Just emailed Martha on her birthday! The correct address is: email@example.com ... j.
8/28/2015 10:14:28 am
Your blog wasn't just interesting it was fascinating!! I admire what you're doing soooo much. Where to next?? Love, Martha
8/30/2015 02:50:12 pm
Thank you! It's been a greater journey than I ever imagined! Staying in Colorado for a while; not sure where to next!
8/28/2015 04:24:17 pm
HI Judy ... Love catching up on your blog..... Hope you are someplace amazing and that you have a spectacular birthday tomorrow. Love Barb
8/30/2015 02:51:18 pm
Barb, Thanks for staying with me! I had a fun birthday near Colorado Springs, CO; that update coming soon! j.
8/29/2015 06:54:14 am
Wow, it was on my bucket list to drag Robert to San Diego at some point. Sure hope we can find an affordable way to spend a week there when the time comes. Hopefully you found somewhere just as nice to spend today celebrating! Enjoy your special day!
8/30/2015 02:52:23 pm
Karen ... lots of options in San Diego! The Hotel Del is just one spectacular place -- have you seen the movie, "Some Like it Hot"?
8/29/2015 09:18:06 am
Hey Judy~ happiest of birthdays~ it's gotta be one ~ love following your wunderlust adventures! look forward to your journey East 💓🎉🎂
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