Saturday, August 15, 2015
We started our journey very early, as we wanted to take advantage of the day. The drive over was just as yucky as you might expect. We did stop in Santee to see the Creation Museum. That was very interesting. Especially so was the Tabernacle that they had there. Not exactly creation-related, but very Tom Cantor-related, so it made sense. The symbolism in the Tabernacle is so powerful.
We then went to check in to our hotel, a very "iffy" Days Inn. Ronnie got bitten by who-knows-what on the sofa bed.
We went to the beach to look around, as you can see above. We walked around Belmont Park, and that was fun. We wanted to eat some of the junk food there, but we waited, as we were going to the Corvette Diner later. We drove over to Coronado Island to check out the beaches there. I want to live on Coronado Island! The houses were beautiful and charming. I've already checked out the prices. We can buy a lovely one-bedroom cottage for 1.2 million. (!) We also walked around the Del Coronado hotel.
We went to the Corvette Diner, which is really cool, except that we were really tired by then and the music was really loud. It seems like a really fun place and the food was excellent.
The next day was spent getting sunburned. We ate at the Coyote Cafe in Old Town. It was so good! Fresh, house-made tortillas were awesome! Seems to be a "thing" here in San Diego, as I saw several restaurants with tortilla-makers out front making fresh, hot tortillas for people to buy or sample. We walked around the museums of Old Town, which totally fascinates me. Not so much my family, so we didn't linger at all the different places so much. So ended the San Diego portion of our trip, and I was sad to leave. We decided that we are coming back to this lovely place and spend some more time.
Taking vacations is not budget-friendly. That being said, there are times when there are more important things than the budget. My husband, as a pastor, has a job that is rewarding and demanding at the same time. And he would have it no other way. Occasionally, though, it is good and necessary to come away and just be with family. Our kids blossom under the undivided attention of their father. So, I'll have to take on a few more mystery shopping jobs, big deal. It was worth it.