Day 1: We went to San Diego for a conference for Edder, and stayed in downtown SD. So while Edder spent each day at his conference, I hung out with my cousin until we all met up in the evenings. My cousin came and picked me up at the hotel each morning. The first day we happened upon an amazing coffee shop in Little Italy, stocked up on the good stuff and headed for Ocean Beach. Where we spent the day combing the surf shops, surfing and riding around on beach cruisers.
*Ocean Beach and the longest pier on the West Coast*
*heading out to surf at dog beach. handy that my cousin lives a mere 10 steps away from the beach*
*my pitiful attempts at surfing, i was awful at it, but it was FUN*
Day 2: While Edder headed out for another day of exhilarating conferencing, my cousin and I headed out for a hike at Three Sisters. It. Was. Incredible. Pictures don't do it justice, but I'll post some anyway. After our hike in the back country we headed back, cleaned up, then went out to stuff our faces with Sushi and Sake.
*at the beginning of our hike, if you look in the middle of the picture, a little blip of white, you can see the waterfall we were hiking to. four miles round trip*
*just a small glimpse at the terrain we were hiking, a mix of straight boulders and dirt path*
*the second of the 'three sisters' waterfalls. this was our prize for our hike. well worth it*
Day 3: Off to another day of conferencing for the Edder. My cousin and I enjoyed another authentic Italian coffee and breakfast then headed to the beach. Where we hung out and relaxed a good portion of the day. It was Cinco de Mayo and a Saturday so there were humans everywhere. We people watched, talked, napped, surfed a little, then got ready to celebrate in style. With the blue-hairs at an old school SD mexi-joint. We spent the evening enjoying margaritas, the sunset, a night walk on the beach and some good old fashioned hanging out. We left early the next morning and spent the day in airports. I have no doubt we will return to SD sooner rather than later.
*the edder photo-bombing carrie and i after we went surfing at dog beach*
*the edder and the fritzer (my cousin's boyfriend) heading out to surf*
*cinco de mayo sunset, our view while enjoying a margarita*
*the super moon on our last night in SD*
Since I have long abandoned Facebook, I started keeping pictures on Flickr. So if you wanna see more FWR life pictures, you can check my Flickr. If you so desire: flickr.com/photos/fairwxrunner