After leaving Flagstaff and overnighting in Phoenix, we headed out through the desert to our next stop, San Diego! I love San Diego. I have been there many times in the past for work stuff but never had the chance to do some RV'ing there. We started out California adventures here and planned 5 nights to do some family activities and see some old friends.
One of the things you have to do in San Diego is the zoo! So Rory and I coughed up the insane ticket prices and took the family for a day of animal adventure. There were many different attractions as you can imagine and the weather was just great for animal watching. The zoo itself is very nice but I would have to say in terms of comparison the KC Zoo was just as good. We saw the typical array of animals and the exhibits were pretty close up to the animals so the kids had lots of fun, learned many cool facts, and enjoyed the day together. We saw hippos, elephants, giraffes, lots of different birds and giant tortoises!
We visited La Jolla cove the following day. After eating at a pretty crafty buger joint called "Burger Lounge" we took a walk and did the typical tourist thing. The cove was just gorgeous and it was a really pleasant day with the weather. We allowed the kids to play in the sand and gave them instructions not to get wet. Guess what happened? Yep they got wet. Here is a video of the cove if you have never seen it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C27aU4Tyfv4
We visited some old friends with our time there as well. I got to see an old friend John Cressler. John and I have been friends for around 10 years and met at a sushi joint in Wilmington. He now lives out in San Diego and is married to a wonderful woman Odette and has a beautiful baby girl named Sienna. It was a blessing to have them see the kids since John only never met Owen or Sophia. We spent time together at our RV and it was a joy.
Rory got to see an old friend as well. Trista Montero. Trista has lived out here quite a while as well and is married to Brian and they have a little boy named Mattie. Rory and Trista were pretty inseparable back in high school.
Some of the other things we did were visiting Hotel Del Coronado and taking a stroll on the beach. We drank some local brew. Enjoyed the awesome traffic. Got our oil pan replaced at the Firestone because the guys in Phoenix changed the oil incorrectly. We rode out bikes. Enjoyed the hot tub and swimming pool. Met a family travelling in a RV from Australia. Saw some crazy house architecture and finally enjoyed the 75 degree weather. I also busted my head open on the RV while hooking up the water hose. All in all I would return to San Diego to RV again with the family. We had a great time and it was a blast!