HG has been sick all week, so she finally told me I could blog about our trip to San Diego! That makes a lot of sense, since my blog gets more hits than hers.
[HG: That’s right. Why don’t you just kick me while I’m lying here in bed?]
Ahem. Anyway, San Diego is famous for its beaches and its harbor. It’s a great place for sailors to hang out.
That tall ship with the two masts is The Californian, a replica of a mid-19th century cutter that used to patrol the shores of San Diego, looking for pirates and smugglers. We didn’t see any pirates while we were there, though. Mostly a lot of drunk college students on spring break.
We said hello to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European known to have landed in San Diego Bay. He called the place San Miguel, though. They didn’t say why they changed the name, but San Diego is considered the birthplace of California.
We also went to the old Point Loma Lighthouse near Cabrillo’s monument. HG was trying to take my picture in front of the lighthouse when this lady photobombed us. She was rushing to the women’s room on the trail down below. HG muttered, “I hope you wet yourself.”
[HG: Shhh, I did not. Well, I was feeling like crap then. I was coming down with the flu.]
[Sailor Babo: You said you got the flu shot already!]
[HG: Yeah, well, the doctor says it’s only 60% effective. Go figure.]
We also went to the San Diego Zoo! We saw a lot of awesome animals!
We also had dinner with the awesom Stevil and his Beloved at Prepkitchen in La Jolla!
Steve is a really nice guy! I told HG I wanted to go home with him.
[HG: *sniff* Fine. Go with Steve and live at the Aerie. You can be Penny’s new dog toy.]
La Jolla is this pretty beach town right by San Diego. The next day, we went with HG’s daughters and relaxed on the beach.
I tried to build a sand castle but we didn’t bring pails or sand shovels, so it was kind of a mess.
We also saw some odd things at the beach.
We were both sad to leave San Diego, but HG says she definitely wants to go back. I’m going to hold her to her promise. San Diego is a sailor’s town!