25 wintry days in the Great Lakes State.
Five days in the San Diego sun. Alternate title: palms on palms on palms.
Back in September, I packed my bags and headed south to San Diego. The first time I’d visited SD, it was part of a cross-country road trip designed to provide a bit of adventure while helping a friend move home to Michigan. It was December and the weather was – as people kept trying to tell me – uncharacteristically awful. “It’s always sunny,” they said. “It’s never like this,” they said. Mmmhhmmm. I wasn’t buyin’ it. Imagine my surprise when, this time around, it was gorgeous every. single. day.
Pair perfect weather with my first real yoga experience, beaches galore, a chance to visit with great friends, and a surfing excursion to try to cure my intense, irrational fear of sharks, and I’m SOLD. The shark fear is still lurking, but I’m already plotting a surf vacation for 2014 – so that’s progress, right?
1. Palms in Pacific Beach 2. Setting sun in Banker's Hill 3. Ain't no party like a housewarming party (when a housewarming party got 'tats) 4. Sunset Cliffs 5. Homeward bound