San Diego roadtrip
Recently I looked at my timeoff records at work and saw I had accrued so much time off I was on the cusp of losing it. I’m not much of a stay-cation gal (I should be, it would be good for me), so I’ve packed my bags and headed to San Diego for a long weekend where there are good friends to catch up with.
So far the time has been wonderful. I am reminded why I left here after school, but more importantly I am spending time doing all the great things my own city it too small to support and realizing I have more friends still here than I thought.
Clairemont Mesa Blvd and Convoy Street, for example, is a plethora of fantastic food and asian imports. Three trips there already in just two days, eating sushi, Korean banchan and bibimbamp, and a feast of incredible Japanese izakaya with flowing sake and soju. Thanks, Rob and Valerie!
My food friends send messages of their favorite places, and I’ve gone to check them out. A serendipity moment when I get an early morning message to check out Cafe 222, and when I arrive we are seated quickly while the queue behind us immediately jumps to an hour+ wait. Thanks, Rob B!
Serendipity 2 is a message from someone I met in a gaslamp speakeasy last year, with an invitation to see his new place and have breakfast. Pictured at top, it’s a massive 3000 sq ft full service condo overlooking the city and bay. He gives me a tip: get the oysters at the Hillcrest Farmers Market. Just my luck I am already headed there. We meet up with friends and chow on amazing freshly shucked Luna and Del Sol oysters. Thanks, Daniel!
The visit has timed well with an acquaintance’s annual beignet party, with wine, cocktails, bread, cheese, hot Pero and ice cream and of course, freshly fried french doughnuts dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Thanks, Sarah and Andre!
So far, so good. I’ve still two more days here.