More surfing and some shopping. Diane's 33rd birthday!
15.10.2007 - 21.10.2007 20 °C
We arrived in San Diego after a long drive, hitting LA traffic on the way down.
The hostel was not really for us, but we were committed to 2 nights. The only good thing was the Australian couple in our room. San Diego as a city was a bit strange. There was an old town which was just aimed at tourists. We had a quick look then left. We headed into downtown, the Gaslamp district for a birthday lunch which was nice but soon got bored.
We then followed a recommendation of an outlet near the Mexican border. We got some clothes for really cheap prices. So I got some retail therapy on my birthday. We were so full after the huge lunch that we didn't want any tea, so we had some birthday drinks then went to bed.
The next day, the weather was awful when we got up. We checked into a different hostel that was much better and headed to check out some beaches. The weather suddenly improved, and we headed to Pacific beach where Mark rented a board and suit and went surfing. He managed to sand and ride a wave for the first time.
After this victory we headed back to the hostel for food, and a chat with some of the other people.
On our second day we headed to Point Loma to see the monument there and an old lighthouse, which was pretty. We tried to get into Balboa Park, but couldn't get car parking. So we headed back to Pacific Beach.
I joined Mark in the water (bodyboarding for me though). We had a great time. The waves were quite fierce and it was tiring, but we had a blast. Exercising without knowing your exercising. It should be the worlds best sport.
It's really tiring so we had a relaxing evening at the hostel, ready for our drive back towards LA the next day.