Rhonda had a work conference in San Diego, California and Sharee decided to tag along. It was Rhonda's second time, and Sharee's third time in the San Diego area. We spent the first day walking by foot to a nearby shopping court, and enjoying the cool breeze weather.
It was on the second day that Sharee wandered off to Old Town to enjoy the sights. Old Town is a neighborhood in San Diego known as the first settlement of Europeans in what is present-day California. Excitement was in the air as the towns people were in the midst of setting up for Cinco de Mayo. With over 30 restaurants, 100 plus speciality shops, and more than a dozen art galleries and historic buildings, it was a great solo experience for Sharee. Later that evening, joined by one of Rhonda's conference attendees, we both spent the evening back at Old Town to enjoy an authentic Spanish meal.
On the last full day Sharee utilized a hop-on-hop off pass and got a chance to see the expansive city of San Diego that she had never experience on her previous travel there. Starting early in the morning, she was able to experience eleven unique stops. The best view was when she went over the Coronado Bridge. After sharing a few pics with her sister, Rhonda also purchased a hop-on-hop off pass to enjoy the sights for the remainder of the day. Their final stop was in the downtown district of Little Italy. An ArtWalk was taking place and they were in the midst of thousands of people as they took in the art and smells of delicious foods. It was there that we tasted our first beignets. Yum!!
It was an excellent trip, and one for the books. Of course we never go anyplace without some sense of adventure, so we took a few hours on our departure day to hang out in Los Angeles with some friends, only to return to the San Diego airport to have our flight cancelled. We didn't get home until the following evening, but we have so much love for California, we didn't mind the extra overnight stay.
Have you visited California? If so, what has been your experience. And if not, where would you like to visit first?
Rhonda & Sharee Washington