We left San Diego just after 4:00 (about three hours later than planned). The Californian mountains looked like enormous piles of boulders as we drove east for six hours, most of the way parallel with the Mexican border. To pass the time as we drive, Paul is reading aloud the classic American road trip novel, On […]Read more "On the Road"
Today I thought it was odd that SeaWorld had rides. Then we went on them, and I realised why: all rides at SeaWorld exist to get you wet. —more on SeaWorld after the jump— We had considered skipping SeaWorld, but every list we read said it was the #1 thing worth doing in San Diego. […]Read more "Life Lesson #7 – Getting Wet"
After we got back from Mexico, we headed to a place that felt like its polar opposite. The Hotel del Coronado is ridiculously opulent and has become part of American History for three really cool reasons [putting my trivia hat on]: Not only did L. Frank Baum say it was his inspiration for The Emerald […]Read more "The Emerald City"
Today I learned that it’s really valuable to remember important numbers, such as your room number. Because if you forget numbers like this, you might wake up an angry black man who glares out his window at you like this: And then, by the time you remember where you live (two doors down), your access […]Read more "Life Lesson #6 – The Numbers Game"
San Diego Zoo today. We made the mistake of starting our day with the snakes, spiders and scorpions… I spent the rest of the morning jumping every time something touched me! Not so clever. They have a baby hippo, and its mum was pushing it around the water in a way that reminded me of the […]Read more "Hippos and Pandas and Bears, Oh My!"
Today I learned that you should always check for strangers with cameras. We were on Oceanside Pier in San Diego trying to take a photo of both of us in front of the beautiful sunset. We had to balance our camera on a rubbish bin and squat halfway down the wall to get a good […]Read more "Life Lesson #5 – Someone to Watch Over Me"