So in my haste to let my readers know just how wonderful my little holiday was going I forgot to mention the EARTHQUAKE on Saturday night. Around 2:30am I woke up a little and checked the clock. Then there was a low rumble and then the bed/house started to move. It seemed reminiscent of the dynamite blasts my house is subject to on a semi-regular basis. But then it didn’t quit as quickly as though so I thought, “Huh. I think that was an earthquake. I wonder if it was a big one far away or a little one close by? I wonder if there will be after shocks?” Well. It was a small one close by. The rumbling didn’t quit for a while. Then there was another tremor but smaller. Then I went back to sleep.
Let’s see. I think I had completed the last posting with the promise of Legoland. Oh! What fun! While I did comment later in the day that we were the only people there without kids we had such a blast! We rode on almost all the rides, took a bazillion pictures ( we actually FILLED the photocard), and marveled over the cityscapes of Washington D.C, Las Vegas, New York City, San Fransisco, and the southern California Coast. We spent ALL day there. The weather was perfect plus there was almost no crowd. The first ride we rode on had the longest wait and it was only 20 minutes or so. We got to ride some rides twice without even getting off. We could not have ordered a better day!
After the park we head for the Pacific Highway and drove back down to San Diego right along the beach. By then it had become a little overcast but we headed for the Sunset Cliffs anyway. We watched the sun dip down into the clouds on the horizon. Not really a sunset but lovely anyway.
OH! I nearly forgot to mention breakfast. We ate at a place called Hash House a Go Go. MY. WORD. We wasted an obscene amount of food and even split a breakfast. Food is served in white porcelain troughs or serving platters. I think our breakfast could have fed 4-5 hungry adult people. And oh so tasty! Oh, I guess I did order 1 pancake so we weren’t splitting one breakfast but one breakfast plus one pancake. Yeah. My one pancake was bigger than my steering wheel. No lie. They make their own jam with fresh raspberries, peaches, strawberries, blueberries. So good. We might have eaten there again if it weren’t for the tremendous amount of guilt I felt at sending back half a dozen scrambled eggs plus the rest of the rest of our breakfast. Oh, I guess the chef is from Indianpolis so I was glad to support family.
Where was I? Oh, yes. After watching the sunset we were tired and hungry (hard to believe!) so we stop at a nearby pizza joint and then collapsed.
Thursday we tired another recommended breakfast place called Ricky’s. It was okay. I had the Dutch Treat pancake which was one of those fluffy german pancake things (which I have decided I don’t really like) with strawberries and bananas. Joe had French toast. Eh. Considering the spectacular meals we had had up until this point average almost seems a disappointment. But it wasn’t. Just average.
Then we headed for the beach! We went out to Coronado Island down to the Silver Strand beach. It was a little overcast but we had a pleasant walk and then I took the plunge. My guess is the water was 55 or so. Pretty chilly. But I hadn’t come all that way just to look at it! A brief swim and we head out to Old Towne.
Old Towne is a historic state park where San Diego first began. We wandered around and commented that it seemed just like colonial Williamsburg but with Mexicans. Yep. Just outside Old Towne is a sort of touristy type place.
There was a Chuck Jones gallery. Chuck Jones was the creator Bugs Bunny. We admired the artwork. My Dad’s birthday is coming up and I briefly considered getting him some Bugs Bunny art. They are a great one with the Abominable Snowman and Bugs but it was slightly out of my budget.
We had lunch at the Old Towne Mexican Cafe. They hand make their tortillas there. It was quite good. I wished for a microwave on the plane momentarily as I realized we were going to have lots of leftovers.
The flights back were routine. Oh, except for the lady who had a seizure requiring the flight attendant to broadcast, “Is there a doctor or a nurse on board?” That was a first for me. Then the man in front of me puked. Yeah. Yuck. But I like Frontier Airlines as they have little TVs in the back of the headrests to watch movies or satellite tv from. We watched a sand castle building contest. Pretty cool.
All in all it was a WONDERFUL time.