Yesterday, I posted here about the planning of our
road trip. Today’s post is about the first day of our
trip….San Diego! California
In preparation for day one, I had in a folder the following: printed version of our flight tickets, car rental and hotel info/reservations, an itinerary of our day, printed directions (in case our phones failed us) and menus from the websites of the restaurants we reserved.
- wake up
- leave house
airport, check bags and go through security Indianapolis
- flight leaves Indy
7:32 a.m. - flight connects in
Denver (CO time)
8:20 a.m. - flight leaves Denver
9:43 a.m. - flight arrives in
San Diego (CA time)
10:00 a.m. - pick up luggage and take shuttle to Dollar Rent-A-Car
10:30 a.m. - pick up rental car and drive to
11:00 a.m. - park in parking garage at by restaurant for lunch and walk La Jolla shops
12:00 p.m. - lunch reservations at Brockton Villa
1:00 p.m. - walk around La Jolla Cove
2:00 p.m. - drive five minutes to La Jolla Shores for an afternoon swim
4:00 p.m. - 30 minute drive back to
and check into Sheritan San Diego Hotel and Marina San Diego
4:20 p.m. - clean up and get ready for dinner
5:40 - drive 10 minutes and find street parking by restaurant for dinner
6:00 p.m. - dinner reservations at Café 21
7:00 p.m. - enjoy the evening in the young, urban Gaslamp district of San Diego
8:00 p.m. - drive back to hotel and enjoy pool and hot tub
10:00 p.m. - try to get a good night’s sleep
A few pics of our day…..
As soon as we got our rental car, we drove thirty minutes to the coastal town of
The food at Brockton Villa was delicious…..
….and moderately priced at only $10-15 a plate….
….and the view of La Jolla Cove from the veranda where we ate our lunch was gorgeous!
The cliffs in
….as we walked along the coast….
….and took in all of the beauty around us.
|La Jolla was quite possibly one my favorite stops on our trip!|
The seals were everywhere, making
La Jolla Cove is a great place to snorkel…
…or to just dip your feet in the pristine water.
|The hotel did have an awesome pool area though....|
|....and the fact that it was right on the marina was pretty cool too:)|
|After checking into our hotel and cleaning up, we drove five minutes to the young, urban Gaslamp district of San Diego....|
|......and had dinner at Cafe 21.|
|I really loved the historic, urban details in the design of the restaurant....|
|.....and the food was really good too!|
|Street parking was inexpensive and easy to find. Afterwards we walked around the outdoor mall, before heading back to the hotel for an evening swim and a good night's rest. Day one of our trip was a long one, but I wouldn't have it any other way!|