San Diego State of Mind

San Diego

Keith and I went to San Diego last weekend for a short vacation. The pleasant weather, Pacific coastline, and killer sunsets were just what I needed. The Mai Tais and fish tacos didn’t hurt either!

On our second day there, I came down with a nasty stomach flu. Though I was feeling under the weather, I tried not to let it ruin the rest of the trip. I pulled myself together enough to make it to the San Diego Zoo (best zoo EVER) and even go whale watching off Point Loma! Yes, the center photo above is a freaking whale! A gray whale to be exact. I still can’t get over the fact that I was this close to a whale.

If you’re ever in San Diego, check out H&M Landing for whale watching excursions. They were reasonably priced, and even extended the tour by almost three hours to scout out the best whale watching spots. Well worth it, indeed!

This was my first trip to the west coast and it will definitely not be the last. I could get used to California living. I fell hard for the combo of beautiful beaches AND mountains. For now, I’ll just put San Diego on my shortlist of U.S. cities I wouldn’t mind moving to if the opportunity came around.

I do wish I could have taken the weather back with me. Chicago hasn’t quite gotten the message that spring is just around the corner.