The drive to San Diego was fairly uneventful. The highlight of the trip for the kid was our stop at Subway for breakfast. Apparently, breakfast was THAT awesome. She spent the rest of the ride reading an Archie comic book instead of checking out the scenery. In her defence, she is seven. I had to keep reminding myself of that as we saw the mountains and the ocean.
We arrived at our hotel at around noon. Hubby was not impressed. It looked like a dive initially. We quickly learned, that is just the way it is. The inside of the hotel was gorgeous and it was great to have a view of the ocean from our balcony. I also appreciated the heated pool and hot tub located steps from the ocean. We could watch the surfers without having to get chilled to the bone.
While we waited for our room to be prepared, we headed over to the Wave House so that the kid and I could try surfing in a controlled setting. It was a bit of a fail. The kid lost the bottom half of her bikini but I kept my top on. We had fun and I’m glad I can say that I tried surfing and body boarding. Even if I didn’t go in the ocean to do so.
Our room was ready when we got back to the hotel. So, we unpacked and walked across the street to Tony Roma’s for a nice steak dinner. Followed by a long dip in the pool/hot tub. And sleep. Glorious sleep!