Happy Wednesday friends!
Today is actually the end of the work week for me, thankfully. I go in to have my wisdom tooth taken out tomorrow. Yes, just one. I guess I’m not so wise. Considering the fact that I cry at a paper cut, I really hope that the procedure and recovery go smoothly. Anyone have any advice I can borrow? I mean, what do you eat? Just ice cream? Because, I’m totally fine with that.
I believe I promised a recap of my San Diego visit. And since I keep my promises and all..here you go:
San Diego was actually my first experience with California, and let’s just say that I’m a huge fan now. How can I complain when I had views like this while I was working?
My work day started bright and early working at 7AM (hello, jet lag) and ended at 5 PM each night. I only really got half of a day to explore San Diego, but I had a blast each night hanging out with my coworkers in a non-work setting. They’re a pretty fun crowd.
I actually planned my first 5K (with the help of The Event Team in San Diego and my awesome coworkers) and it went really well. We had around 80 participants which isn’t too bad for a first time race.
Tuesday night we had a huge reception for the entire conference which included a mariachi band and dancers, a beach music cover band and the Navy Seals.
On the half day that I had to explore the city, my coworker and I hopped on a trolley which took us to some of San Diego’s top attractions.
1. Coronado Beach
I love how completely different the Pacific Ocean looks from the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Balboa Park
We didn’t have time to get off here, but it was so, so beautiful! I hope I can go back to San Diego just to spend a day here.
3. USS Midway
This was such an unique experience. I’ve been on the USS Yorktown in Charleston; but I was in middle school, so the memory of being on an aircraft carrier was a bit faded. I felt like I was on a movie set or something – I was just waiting for Mark Wahlberg was going to come rushing past with a gun or something. The coolest thing about the USS Midway is that all the volunteers on the ship are men who actually served on the ship at some point. It’s extremely humbling when you sit back and think about it. True heroes.
For our last night in San Diego, we enjoyed the beautiful views with a few drinks.
And we let a street performer juggle swords over our head (when in San Diego right?).
As fun and beautiful as San Diego was, it sure was nice to come home after being gone for a week.
Have you ever been to California? If so, what is your favorite city?
Do you like coming home after traveling, or do you dread it?