Today, we flew to San Diego to start our 4 days/3 nights mini vacation before Christmas. Because we were traveling during the holiday season, we decided to leave early in anticipation of a big crowd. In deed, the security line at SJC overflowed to the garage and we had to wait in the freezing cold. Luckily, I brought enough snacks to keep HanHan energized and we got pass the line just when Han ran out of patience. We landed on time at San Diego Airport's commuter terminal. Since the terminal only serviced commuter flights to and from SJC and LAX, it was not crowded at all. We got out of the airplane, picked up our luggage and stepped out of the terminal in about 5-10 minutes. And the best part was, HanHan was on her best behavior ever. What a way to start our vacation!
On our way to the hotel, we discovered that Littly Italy was just blocks away so we took a detour to get a bite to eat. Not knowing where to go, we picked a place with the most customers inside - the Solunto Baking Company. This turned out to be an excellent choice because this was where the local Italians got their breads. HanHan learned to love pizza here and had her (and my) first cannoli, yummy!
After lunch, we were all so eager to find a place to rest so we checked into the hotel ASAP. BTW, we stayed at the Holiday Inn On The Bay (on Harbor Dr) and according to priceline, it's a 3-star hotel which I disagreed. The hotel/rooms were old and the service from the staff was mediocre. But for $82/night, I can't really expect too much, can I?
HanHan is always excited when we travel because she gets to sleep in the same bed with both of us. Just looked at how adorable that face was!
After a good nap, we were ready to explore San Diego and its deep Mexican root. We drove to Old Town (the birth place of California) to look for food, I meant, history. We ended up at a busy joint, Old Town Mexcian Grill, but was disappointed. I wasn't impressed with the food (I've had better ones in SJ) but had a taste of something I've never tried before - pozole (Mexican soup with pork), and it's quiet yummy.
That's it for our first day, stay tune for more...