A few weeks ago, Sharla emailed and said she had a surprise trip for Jim planned in San Diego. She had made reservations to go on a sunset cruise one night and would David and I like to join in? Um, yes. Thank you very much. So we decided to make it a vacation for us too.
We got to San Diego and checked in at our hotel and then spent an hour reading by the pool. L.A. is having a heatwave; not San Diego. It felt great to just lay out and catch up on some reading.
There's a cookie cutter for every occasion.
Jim, our skipper, David
The Coronado bridge
"Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be . . .
Me, David, Shar, Jim
Trust me, the sunset behind us was spectacular. Washed out.
The San Diego skyline
Coronado Island in the background
The Navy Seals on their way to do manly stuff.
"Just a dream and the wind to carry me . . "
"Well, its not far down to Paradise, at least it's not for me..."
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility..."
San Diego at night. The weather was perfect. Okay, not windy, so not perfect sailing weather, but still pretty darn good.
Jim and Shar stayed at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado.
They had reserved a fire pit on the beach for after our sailing trip. The staff had a fire ready and four beach chairs around it when we arrived. And then they brought us a bucket full of everything we needed to make s'mores. Life is grand.
This morning we got up and went running. We found a trail behind the hotel. We stopped a few times to take pictures of the rainbow.
See the double rainbow below?
And then we met Jim and Shar at the temple and did a session.
After the temple, we drove to Phil's to get take-out. Michael introduced us to that place when he and Laura lived in San Diego. We haven't been back since his graduation. We had to take a picture in front of the restaurant to send to him. (Not included here because it was a selfie. Those are always gross.) But we had to rub it in. We're nice like that. And then we drove home. Exactly a 24 hour vacation.
So so so much fun. No traffic (amazing!), perfect weather, good food, fun experiences, and best of all -- great company. Thank you so much Jim and Shar!