San Diego

As I told you in a previous post, yes there are a couple of previous posts from back when I used to blog, I accompanied my husband to sunny San Diego. He went for business; I went along for the ride. We had a great time! Good food, beautiful scenery, wonderful weather, fun sightseeing, plus the added benefit for me of making new friends at the conference he attended. All in all, a great trip!

I have to give props to my blog friend Kelly from Love Well. When I mentioned we would be going to San Diego, one of her favorite places on earth, she sent me an email with recommendations for eating as well as must-see destinations. I think we hit nearly every restaurant on her list, save one, and most of the sites! Thanks, Kelly, for giving us an insider’s view of some of what San Diego has to offer!

And what it has to offer is a lot! There’s, of course, the zoo:

With pandas!

The San Diego zoo is amazing, well deserving of its celebrated status. We loved it. A few more shots from the zoo:

Here’s the view from our hotel room. We were on the bay and enjoyed seeing all the yachts and sailboats:

We also toured a decommissioned aircraft carrier, the Midway. Pretty cool! And huge! It’s amazing to see how thousands of sailors functioned together as essentially a small city. We were all the more intrigued because my brother served on an aircraft carrier during his six year stint in the Navy. He spent part of his deployment on the Nimitz who happens to be currently docked in San Diego.

The flight deck on the Midway:

The Midway on the right; the Nimitz off in the background to the left:

San Diego is gorgeous. We did a little driving up the coast, without our camera sadly enough, and were struck by the cliffs and the inlets that mark the Pacific coast. Very different from the Gulf (now more than ever, sadly enough).

I am so glad I was able to tag along! And I must thank the grandparents who looked after the kids (and did laundry and shuttled kids and did more laundry) so that I could go. It was a lot of fun hanging out with some of the other conference spouses as well.

Oh, and I forgot to mention the weather! Temperatures in the sixty’s! Yes, that’s right–a far cry from the nearly hundred degree heat/90+ percent humidity we have returned to. Have I mentioned I’m ready for fall? Now more than ever!

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

6 thoughts on “San Diego”

  1. Oh Lisa, I’m so glad you got to get away with your hubby. That’s always a good thing. And your trip sound like it was a lot of fun. We’ve toured the USS Yorktown in Charleston and we STILL talk about it. Sooo interesting, those air craft carriers.

  2. What a fun trip! Nice of you two to have a getaway. Too bad you guys never made it out to Hawaii while we were here….the weather is probably what I’ll miss the most! (Not looking forward to the 100 degree heat!)

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