Friday, June 4, 2010
Day 3: Return to the Mainland
Tuesday didn't look too sunny outside-- they refer to all of the fog and morning overcast skies as "June Gloom" and Tuesday definitely was gloomy! We started with a walk along Coronado Beach and through the shops at the Hotel Del. As we were walking on the beach, we noticed a submarine coming into shore... me, being me, I told Jason I wanted to see them come in and dock and see all of the people see their families for the first time in quite a while. Surprisingly, we usually don't have any of those big welcome homes at Offutt. Well, we did just that... since it was gloomy, and we didn't have any major plans, we hopped in the car and headed to the sub base at Point Loma. We actually never found the sub--- but it was well worth the trip. The base was beautiful and we got to see some neat views of the city from the base. I had no idea that there a National cemetery in SD. I have been to Arlington before, but it was just eye opening to see all of the white tombstones with American flags in front of each one. Again, I am so thankful.
We had a happy hour drink and app here, at McP's. This bar and grill is owned by a former Navy SEAL and is definitely a military hang out!
We finally made it back to the mainland and had dinner at the Gaslamp Quarter. Such a fun district of the city with lots of interesting people and shops!
I almost forgot, before we actually made it back to SD, we went to the "other" outlets, specifically looking for a J. Crew. Well, we finally found it... but it was quite possibly in the craziest place, ever! It was seriously ON the Mexico border. Like, THE FENCE was right behind the parking lot and the Mexican flag was flying high. It was so weird!
We ended the night at the Padres baseball game. We scalped tickets and got two great seats for $30! Face value was $64! Booya! I was so proud:) Although the Padres lost, it was a great time and the stadium is great. It's RIGHT in the heart of the city--- we loved it! (Sorry for the double pics below, I can't figure out how to delete them!)