Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 2- San Diego

Our night last night on the train went better then expected. Though we did not get a perfect night’s sleep, I slept pretty well over all, and woke up this morning feeling well rested. One of the funniest things that happened is we were trying to lie side-ways on the seats to sleep (they have foot rests that fold out) and I was laying on the foot rests. As I was trying to get comfortable I slipped off of the foot rests down onto the floor. I started laughing, but then I realized I was stuck. Rebekah got up trying to help me, but I was kind of wedged in there. It was quite the scene. We were both laughing hysterically, trying to stifle our laughs, as the rest of the train car slept. After about 5 minutes, I got out J
We arrived on time in LA, and our train transfer went very smoothly. We had breakfast and watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding on the train to Sand Diego. It was a beautiful ride, right along the coast.
Our first Couch Surfer’s host met us at the train station. I will admit, I was a little nervous, as I was getting in a car with a stranger (and I just watched Taken the other night.) But everything went so smoothly, and our host is wonderful! The host gave us a few recommendations of places to go, and so we headed out to one of them for the day, La Jolla cove. It took us a little long to get there, but I was very surprised at just how helpful and friendly every single bus driver was. Even with an Iphone, I had quite a few questions, and they all helped me with a smile (I defiantly do not find this in DC all the time!) It is really quite beautiful here (so far, I like it almost as much as Hawaii!) The weather here is amazing! Coming from spending 2 weeks in Arizona, I was expecting weather at least in the 90’s but it was a beautiful 70 here all day. A lady we spoke to in the shop said she has lived here for 10 years and almost never seen it get over 90.  It’s like the weather in Hawaii, and well we all know how much I loved that!

We ate at a cute little coffee shop/diner, and I had the fish taco’s at the waitress’ recommendation. They were delicious! Then we headed down to the cove, which was much smaller then I expected, but beautiful. We went and rented snorkel gear, and  went out and snorkeled. It was Rebekah’s first time, so she was a little scared (just like I was my first time!) But she did wonderfully. I will have to admit that is rather intimating to go underwater and breathe through a tube. It has become one of my favorite things in this world though. It is so relaxing, when you are out there, floating in the water, looking at all the beautiful fish under you. If you have never done it before, I would highly recommend it!

After that it was getting pretty late, so we headed back home and stopped on the way at this little yogurt shop for a milkshake. It was delicious. Then we headed back on another long bus ride. A wonderful day!

__ Also! Check out Rebekah's blog for another lovely perspective of our trip. __ www.lovingforreal.blogspot.com

Waiting for the bus.

One the bus.

La Jolla Cove, CA

Downtwon San Diego


1 comment:

Ain't Polly said...

The cove if so beautiful.!I have snorkeled one time...so scary but amazing! Loving your blog!