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San Diego Day #1

A super excited Wyatt waiting to board his first airplane.
Our first flight
Sitting in his first plane. The kid was nearly crapping himself with excitement.
Rising sun. Worth waking up at 3:30 am
Second flight. We were supposed to have 1 hour 10 min layover but that ended up being only 20 minutes. Running from concourse E through all of D, a mall and halfway through C with a 4 year old is awful. We made it with 3 minutes to spare.
Wyatt and I on the plane. Insanely early but excited!
With 2 hours 45 minutes still to go inflight, I convinced him to lay down and nap. He slept for nearly an hour and it made the remaining part much better.
Wyatt insisted on pulling his own suitcase around. It was adorable
Had to make a stop at In N Out Burger.
Our hotel room looked directly at Petco Park. Sad that all the ball fields are now named after corporate America but still cool nonetheless
Our hotel was also right next to the Gaslamp District. It was really neat to walk around. A lot of restaurants but some cool shops mixed in too.
Looking out into the harbor. We had to walk up about a thousand steps to get there but it was well worth it. I didn’t get a picture but there was a multi million dollar yacht in the harbor.
Wyatt thought the sail boat looked like a pirate ship
Family selfie overlooking the harbor
We walked around the small marina park trying to get our bearings. Wyatt really wanted to go to the beach and we were told Coranado was the closest. We could look across the bay and see it but it wasn’t the type of beach we wanted. I wanted the Pacific Ocean full on with ocean waves and all.
More boats in the marina.
This is why we need Dusty around. I was completely terrified he was going to fall into the bay and drown. I never would have let him climb but he did fine and had fun.
I’m sure this bridge as a famous name. I just don’t know it. Had we chosen to go to Coronado we would have had to take an expensive ferry ($20 a person) or a cab over the bridge
Walking around the Gaslamp Quarter we found a candy store. I had promised Wyatt candy during the layover we never had, so taking him here was a big deal. He was in Heaven
The biggest sucker he had ever seen. He promptly dropped it and it shattered but he was okay with that as it was on a table and even easier to eat
An ice cream selfie.
Decadent drinking chocolate. I’ve been searching for this for 12 years. We drank pure molten chocolate for breakfast every day during our honeymoon in France. America can’t get it right but this was pretty close and the best to date.
Neither of us knew there was a Ghirardelli store. We are at one in Vega and San Francisco. My diet went completely out the window. These calories were worth every pound.
My own Heaven. I love socks. Very much.
I’m sure this bridge has a name. We were told it takes you to Coronado. The other option was a $20/person ferry. We chose neither and instead to go to the coast.

After a short break in the room we headed to the pool. The fancy couches and jacuzzi were wonderful. The water was a bit chilly and I found it interesting how much cooler the sun is here than at home. Back in SC a sunny, cloudless day has the sun boring deep into your bones. Here it was much milder in the same conditions and similar air temp. The sun is just really strong in SC. They also had poolside food and drink service that we did not partake in
Dinner was at the Old Spaghetti Factory. I personally get grossed out by food pictures, so instead you get my handsome boys.

12 thoughts on “San Diego Day #1

  1. Welcome to California! 😀

    The bridge has a name! It’s the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Coronado is a pretty nice place, visited a few times, loved the hotel, but it’s nothing to write home about.

    And you need to try In’N’Out “animal style” if you haven’t already.

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  2. What hotel were you at? I was in San Diego once and fell in love with it. My view looked a lot like yours- I think it was the Hilton. I had the best burger I’ve ever had in San Diego too. 🙂

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