I recently returned from a trip to San Diego to attend an eHealth conference hosted by my company's web site vendor for their clients. While I was there I was also able to spend time with my uncle (mom's oldest brother) and aunt and their younger son who lived in Northern California but happened to be in town that week as well.
View from my seat on the way there:
We were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in the lovely (and active) Gaslamp Quarter
On Tuesday night, my Aunt and Uncle took my cousin and I to a Padres-Rockies game at Petco Park. We had good seats - I've never sat this close at Wrigley Field!
When the new Petco Park was designed, the existing structures on that land were incorporated into the park - check out the Western Metal Supply Co building - those are rows of seats hanging off like balconies.
Hanging out with my Uncle was fun because parts of him reminded me of my late Grandpa, and also my mom.
The Hard Rock Hotel was definitely designed to make you feel like a rockstar. Check out Float, the bar/lounge by the pool, over looking the San Diego Convention Center.
On Wednesday night, our group went to the nearby Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (where Top Gun was filmed) for our closing night event.
We all got the chance to take a peek in a jet
On Thursday, I had some free time before my flight, so my Aunt, Uncle and cousin took me sight seeing at Point Loma.
It was a little hazy that day, but here is Naval Air Station San Diego with the city of San Diego in the background.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
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I had a really great few days out there, and kind of didn't want to leave! The weather was perfect, the food was good ... why leave?? Oh well. Chicago is nice too.