Archive for May, 2007

Winding down in San Diego

May 9, 2007

I always find it a bit difficult the last week or so of a long trip. Suddenly home feels so close, and the focus shifts from living in the moment to anticipating the return.

Though I had these transitionary feelings, I also had family and friends to spend time with in San Diego. I flew in from San Francisco and caught up with some high school friends in Pacific Beach over the weekend before moving to my cousins’ beautiful home in La Mesa.

Pacific Beach is quite suburban, but also extremely close to the beach. It is definitely a collegial atmosphere, and there are plenty of bars to keep one busy. It is also something of a mini-Boston–there are Red Sox hats everywhere. Good late night food is always a plus–I’ve never eaten burritos so consistently.

La Mesa is about a half hour from San Diego, but having my own bed (and room!) was well worth the move. I also had the opportunity to spend time with family and cousins. It’s fun to hang out with 4 and 6 year olds. Coloring easter eggs, making orange juice from home grown oranges, and playing trains were just some of the ways we entertained ourselves

Other highlights included hiking, the TNT at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego where my friend Adam Crossman volunteers, and sampling some quality Mexican food at such places as Ranchos.