San Diego, CA (3/5/14)
Earlier this month, JR and I got the heck out of Dodge, and went to San Diego for some sun and fun. Interesting fact: the Billings airport does not plow the parking lot. JR had to back the Jeep into a parking space covered in 2+ feet of snow. Since it was 5am, still dark, blowing snow, and about minus 10 degrees, there is no picture. We are dedicated to the blog, but not THAT dedicated! Our view Friday night:
Our view Saturday:
A little better! It was rainy and cold the first two days we were in San Diego, but after that it was sunny, if still a little chilly. We never got in shorts, let alone bathing suits, but it was nice to feel the sand in our toes, hear the ocean, and get away from sub-zero temps in Montana! We weren’t the only ones who felt that way, either. When we landed in San Diego, the pilot said it was 50-something degrees. A woman behind us yelled out, “oh yea, double digits!” We laughed and shared her joy!
The storms made a mess of the beach and seaweed was everywhere. But, each morning, the crews were out on clean-up duty.
The surfers seemed to like the conditions. There were about 20 surfers in the water at all times.
We didn’t do a whole lot of anything except relax. One evening we went to a nice Italian restaurant in La Jolla for dinner.
Another afternoon we visited the San Diego Air & Space museum, hoping to see some of JR’s Grandpa’s work on the model aircrafts on display.
Other than that, we took walks up and down the beach, relaxed on the hotel deck, and ate, and ate, and ate. Ahhhh….
Speaking of eating, this came on our meat and cheese tray. What is it? Anyone? In my opinion, it did not belong on the tray! More cheese please!
It was so nice to see things that were green and alive and in bloom.
It was also nice to see JR’s relaxing face:
And, our personal version of Flat Stanley – if we’ve been to a beach, we have a picture of it with JR’s (ghostly-white) toes:
Bye San Diego! Hope to see you again someday! For now, it is back to reality which for us means wild variations in weather for a few more weeks. We are looking forward to Spring and Summer and getting out for hikes, camping, and kayaks! C’mon Summer, c’mon green grass!