Archive for March, 2005

Vacation day 8 – My Birthday / The Day of Excessive In-N-Out

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

I wanted my birthday to be relaxing and fun, and that evolved into “Let’s see how many meals we can eat at In-N-Out.” We started out thinking we’d have lunch at In-N-Out and then have dinner at Gordon Biersch, my favorite microbrewery. I wasn’t really in the mood to battle a crowd and have to […]

Vacation Day 7 – Sea World

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Sea World Day began sadly, as we had to return the car. But here’s Sara with our dear Mazda 6. We avoided a $20 cab fare by continuing to master the art of public transportation and made our way to Sea World by mid-morning. Sea World had long been a part of the plans since […]

Vacation Day 6 – Up the coast

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

On Day 6, we rented a car and went up to Hollywood to visit my cousin Lindsay. We got a Mazda 6, and it was a ton of fun. I really missed driving in San Diego and driving in general, really. The first thing we did was head up Mount Soledad to the cross, which […]

Vacation Day 6 – continued… (includes "The Elmo Story")

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

We met up with Lindsay at her apartment and she took us around on a tourist’s tour of Hollywood. I’d been to LA and Hollywood a few times before, but never really managed to see anything cool without being pointed in the right direction by Lindsay, so I was excited to get her version of […]

Vacation Day 5 – To the Beach (again)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Day 5 was Beach Day Two – the day we were actually going to hang out on the beach for the hot hours of the day. told us it was going to be 80 degrees and sunny. We had our third In-N-Out lunch at the Sports Arena location. I ordered the 4×4, which was […]

Vacation Day 4 – Tijuana day

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

We started out with an early lunch at the BeeJay Deli on 2nd Avenue, the place I used to get lunch when I’d work day shifts. The people who run that place are so cool. I haven’t seen them in 1.5-2 years, and when I walked in they were really happy to see me. I […]

Vacation Day 3 – To the beach!

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Day 3 was beach day! Here’s the In-N-Out at Rosecrans and Sports Arena, which used to be my “regular” In-N-Out. I inadvertantly made a friend on the bus. We sat down near an elderly gentleman with lots of long ear hair who had a newspaper next to him, so I asked if it was his […]

Vacation Day 2 – Exploring downtown

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

We got kind of a late start on Sunday. We were going to try to keep a Central Time schedule so that we’d be waking up early and getting a lot accomplished during the day, but we ended up being so worn out we accidentally slept in. Here’s a view from the hotel room Sunday […]

Vacation Day 1 – Arriving in San Diego

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

We had to sit outside waiting for the shuttle for about a half hour, because our flight came in right at the scheduled time for the zoo and Sea World pickup. We could have taken a $5 cab to the hotel, but it was nice to be outside so we didn’t mind waiting. So here’s […]