Monday, October 03, 2011

Back from San Diego

What a week!

OK, we may as well talk about the photo first. City Palate magazine in Calgary is having a contest where readers submit their photos of themselves posing with the magazine in various places. We decided to take ours to San Diego and Darlene used a prominent ad as a prop. Hopefully they think it's funny.

Our trip was marvellous. The weather was incredible. No rain. Mostly sunny. Warm. It was perfect. We stayed at Tower 23 in Pacific Beach - again - this is our favourite hotel in San Diego. Tempurpedic mattresses, being right on the beach and having a fabulous restaurant are what make this hotel so good.

We finally got to the famous San Diego Zoo. What a great zoo. Pics will be going up on Facebook as soon as I have time. There's no way you can see everything in one visit, but we tried. Here's a short clip of us riding the gondola that goes from one end of the zoo to the other.

We had enough time to do some exploring around the San Diego area. We drove north to Carlsbad to the Premium Outlet mall (naturally) and then worked our way down the coast using the scenic route to visit beach towns like Encinitas and Del Mar. They were so nice, we went back for many return visits.

A wedding party that booked our entire hotel forced us to move to another hotel for our last day, so we ended up in downtown San Diego, in the Gaslamp Quarter. This gave us an opportunity to stroll along the harbour and visit the USS Midway museum (pics coming to Facebook). It was very difficult to pick a place to eat in the Gaslamp Quarter - there are so many restaurants. At night, all you could hear from our hotel room were drunken revellers in the streets below. Luckily, it was not too loud.

Darlene was in her glory because we discovered that San Diego has an Original Pancake House. She loves their buckwheat pancakes and I have to tell you - their pancakes are damned tasty. We went twice. The second time I got an apple pancake. It was huge - I could not eat it all.

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