San Diego - November

The week before Thanksgiving, Kathy needed to attend a school administrator's conference in San Diego and she let Randy come along. Here we are seated in First Class on a Spirit Air jet (meaning upgraded wide seats near the front of the plane). Spirit has a few front rows on their planes with only two seats on each side of the aisle. Well worth the $30 per seat upgrade.

I am sorry...when did school administrators start looking like this? Kathy is pictured in the elevator at the Hard Rock Hotel on her way to the Convention Center.

Upon check-in at the Hard Rock Hotel, the agent seemed to think we were on our honeymoon, probably due to all the PDA, so she upgraded us to a suite. This is the living area.

The San Diego skyline was visible right outside our room. 

The Hard Rock has as cool outdoor pool. We didn't have time to enjoy it unfortunately. 

Next to the pool is a bar and very nice gathering area, complete with fire pits to keep you warm. Afterall, the temperature at night during the Winter can drop to 60 degrees!

Randy was thinking he needs to get a contract working in one of these buildings.

More San Diego from our hotel room.

The Hard Rock Hotel is located at the start of the historic Gas Lamp district.

Downtown pedi-cabs are lit up with music cranking.

We explored the surrounding area by taking a trip to Oceanside. We found a cafe and coffee shop right across from the beach.


Kathy poses in front of the southwestern-style beach house we plan to buy when when move to Oceanside. 

And truly, we would be happy with ANY of these beachfront homes in Oceanside.

Sunset in La Jolla.

Kathy's '74 beetle Daisy would fit right in. Look at this cool VW Thing!


We also visited several RV parks around the San Diego area.

This RV park was located within a 2 minute walk to the beach in Oceanside.

Some RV parks in San Diego are more like luxury resorts.

We visited the fancy Hotel del Coronado after driving the very exciting elevated over-water bridge between Coronado and San Diego.




Great view of San Diego from Coronado.

If (meaning when) we live on Coronado (Kathy was already checking out condo rentals), Randy would take the ferry over to San Diego. Now that is a good commute.

Yes, I could get used to every day being beautiful.

Kathy will need something to do while living on Coronado, so she decided she would work at the Coronado Brewing Company as a bartender.

We sampled their tasty brews two days in a row!

On our last night, we ate sushi at Nobu inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Here you see Kathy's order. OK, perhaps not. Kathy is modeling Randy's order. Look at the sea urchin (upper right side of plate)! Just in case you were not sure whether the sea urchin is fresh, they serve the sea urchin sushi on the dead sea urchin!

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