[travel] San Diego

Had a work trip to San Diego last week. Got to see lots of co-workers from across the country and attended some good talks. It was sunny and hot but there's always a nice breeze from the ocean.

Attended a Padres game, my first ever pro sporting event:

I'm an electric scooter convert now. When I first arrived to the city and saw everyone going here and there on Lime-S scooters, I was like, "Lol stupid." I tried it. It's cheap, easy, fast and FUN. It was faster and cheaper to get from my hotel to the convention center on a scooter than taking the trolley. These scooters were everywhere- easy to find, FUN, easy to lock/unlock from your phone, and FUN. Scooting along the boardwalk in the sun at 10-15 mph with the press of a button? FUUUUUUN. I would never say no to an electric scooter when visiting a city now.

Mostly ate at social events and sponsored parties- which saves money- but the food is always somewhere between meh to terrible. I did have a dinner out at a Turkish restaurant that I wanted to make sure to visit while I was out there. Got the falafel (I always order it when I see it- and I've never been thrilled. Maybe I'll stop ordering it.) and a proper adana kebab (so much yum with this) so I can try to recreate it at home.

I even managed to get onto the water for a bit:

So long, San Diego. ☀️🚤💦

Went to the big party at Balboa Park Thursday evening- the highlight here is always the bands and museums. Saw some nice Korean artifacts, paintings (van Gogh and Matisse and Dali, oh my), and photographs.

Friday was a full travel day- I didn't get home until midnight. But it was so good to be home. And I got a lot of travel crochet done.


Ellen Bloom said...

Glad you had a good time in Southern California! San Diego is a great town with lots to see and do. We have a proliferation of Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurants in Los Angeles now. The felafel is what I always order too! I have found recipes online for felafel and hummus. It's not too difficult to reproduce!


San Diego is one of the extraordinary urban communities in California that you should visit at some point in your life.
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