Andrew and I spent a much-too-short time this past weekend down in San Diego visiting his family. I would have been happy to stay longer, but thank you to the Kuntz family for showing us such a good time!
Our weekend was filled with all the best things. We joined Andrew’s parents for a hike Saturday morning in Torrey Pines State Reserve. We had a clear morning to see the ocean and the nearly empty trails all to ourselves.
Saturday afternoon we took the Coaster train to downtown San Diego and hopped aboard the USS Midway, which is a decommissioned naval aircraft carrier turned museum featuring numerous restored aircraft and a self-guided tour throughout the ship.There was also an experience on a flight simulator which we won’t talk about too much beyond saying that I should have known I’d want to die inside that darn thing from nausea! R.E.S.P.E.C.T to pilots!
After the ship adventures, Andrew and I met up with one of my childhood best friends, Tamara. We went to the Ballast Point Brewery taproom in Little Italy followed by dinner. It was so fun to catch up with an old friend as she had just moved to San Diego from Virginia!
Sunday we got what is probably our final legit Mexican meal – and probably the best shrimp burrito I’ve ever had – from a taco shop Andrew frequents. It was delicious, and OMG I’m going to miss Mexican while we’re in Europe! Afterwards we went to the beach in Del Mar with Andrew’s Mom and brother Chris. So worth it to get our last chance to hang out on the beach and dip our toes in the Pacific!
Sunday night we enjoyed a home cooked meal by Andrew’s mom and spent our last minutes hanging out at the house with his family. This was the last time Andrew would see his parents and brother Chris before we depart. I’m glad I caught a snapshot of them all together (sans sister Robin, who is living in NYC and we’ll see this upcoming weekend!) Sorry for making you guys stare at the sun, but you all look GREAT 🙂
Next up … NYC and DC!
p.s. an update … Andrew and I received the most important news this week! We were finally authorized for work permits by the Swiss government. We have just mailed our Visa applications to the Swiss consulate in San Francisco. So many administrative steps but we’re finally getting things together! It’s looking like about …. 15 days til Switzerland!