I love jet lag. At least I love it when it works to my advantage. Thursday night we flew into San Diego and after taking care of a small server issue I hit the sack around 1am. But, thanks to jet lag, I was wide awake at 5:30am PST, and ready to start our mini California vacation! (By the way, Shira was not amused and made me go back to bed.)
We got our little trip off to an excellent start with a run along Harbor Drive, where I soaked up the sunshine as best I could. After the run, I had Huevos Rancheros at Grand Central Cafe, in downtown San Diego. Between the run, sun and breakfast, our trip was already a massive success.
After getting cleaned up, we met our friends at Balboa Park for a terrific stroll through the area. With the various gardens and other scenery to photograph, I was like a kid in a candy store. My favorite, though, had to be the cactus garden. These plants are just amazing, it's like they're from another planet.
Never one to give up the chance to Over Do It, I dragged Shira to the Cabrillo National Monument. The views from this point of land are most excellent. But the coolest part by far were the tide pools. These little puddles are filled with tiny creepy crawly things just waiting to be discovered. It was tons of fun playing Jr. Marine Biologist.