Or... my trip to San Diego.
Work sent me to a conference here for a few days, and I got as much else done as I could. That included venturing around the bay where my hotel was located to Luigi's at the Beach, which is an amazingly awesome pizza (pepperoni pesto) /seafood (lobster ravioli) / beer (lots of local SD brews) place with umpteen high def tv screens. I mean really, it's amazing how many tv's they fit into that small place.
Also checked out Belmont Park, which has a pretty decent wooden roller coaster called The Giant Dipper. There's also a nice boardwalk that runs up and down the long beach. I saw a nice (tiny) three bed / two bath beach side condo for sale - only $860,000. Anyone wanna go halvsies?
My first "big adventure," though, was my trip to Target. Long story short, I needed pants. Like, nice pants. Hotel front desk said Target, so off I went. I was going to take the bus - it was only 2 miles away. But I got impatient and just started walking. And then I kept on walking. Then I saw that the Mission Bay Dr. bridge wasn't pedestrian friendly, so I took an alternate route. Through the homeless folks, the park, the dog park, and lots of busy roads.
An hour and a half later... I finally made it. It was a long, stupid walk, and it ended up being 3.7 miles. I illustrate below (click for larger image):
The coolest thing about the trip, though, was how I got back to the hotel. I'd been Tweeting (here) about my walk the entire time, and my friend Lawrence Eng, being from San Diego, took notice. You probably don't remember, but Lawrence was the person most responsible (with Espen a close second! ) for my trip to San Francisco a couple of years ago (here).
And being a kind hearted individual, Lawrence called and offered to pick me up and take me to lunch (here and here)! \o/ (Don't worry, Opera employees... We talked shop!)
Then the conference happened. Yada yada yada.
Got done early Friday, so my coworker and I decided to hit up Sea World. It's definitely nice to walk around a park like that at this time of year when there aren't many people. Oh, and by the way... they serve beer there.
And now I present to you the picture album from the trip. I worked (semi)hard on the captions. Enjoy.