Today is our 3 year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that three years have gone by already! We’ve lived in 7 different states and visited several more. It has been a fun three years, and I’m looking forward to many more.
Last weekend we visited San Diego for the first time. The weekend before, Little Dan had been walking home from a bar in Brawley, and got hit by a car. Amazingly he survived, and has even been recovering quickly. We met up with 8 of Dan’s coworkers in the early afternoon at the rehabilitation center at one of the hospitals to visit him. He was in between therapy sessions, so the group of us and Little Dan’s parents sat out in a courtyard waiting to see him. Eventually he wheeled himself out to us with one of the nurses, and said hi briefly. He looked pretty good, considering. He’s got a long way to go, but they say he should make a full recovery. He was definitely a bit overwhelmed seeing all of us at once, but managed to joke a bit before heading back to his room. They plan to get him rehabilitated enough to manage a 5 hour flight back to Spokane, where he’s from, hopefully the end of this week.
After seeing Little Dan, we split from the rest of the guys and went to check into our hotel and figure out what to do for the rest of the day. We ended up trying to go to the beach, with not such great results. We could not find anywhere to park. It’s crazy how many people were out and about. We might have had better luck with the Civic, but we had the truck, so it’s a lot harder to find spots to fit into. After quite a bit of driving and several stops and starts, we ended up at the San Diego Brewery for dinner. They were more of a tap room, which was nice. I had a blueberry beer that was tasty. After supper we met up with the boys again at an Irish Pub not far from the hotel they were staying in. It was a cool bar, and later on they had an Irish Punk band playing. They had some great songs, and Will and Kevin had a great time dancing much to the amusement of the rest of us.
On Sunday Dan and I had a quick brunch at a bagel place close to the hotel and then went to the San Diego Zoo. The weather was gorgeous- mid 70’s and mostly sunny. I could definitely get used to living with that…
It’s a pretty cool zoo, there’s a ton of animals. Apparently it’s a botanical garden as well, and they had a lot of cool plants, some of which are endangered.
This week I’m getting packed and ready to drive toward Michigan on Sunday. It’ll be a long week of driving next week, but should be fun seeing a bunch of people I haven’t seen in a while. Plus, it’s going to be great being home for almost a month. Can’t wait to camp with family Labor Day weekend.