Friday, August 23, 2013

in the inn

Just a few minutes before we were to leave the house for the airport, I checked my email and lo! Two messages from Southwest detailing two flight delays ~ from 11:45 to 1:25 to 1:45 .  We got here at 3:15 and checked into this gracious old hotel.  Come along on a brief tour of our quarters.

Our very comfortable living room

Dining area
Compact but functional kitchen; dishwasher, good fridge, microwave, 2-burner stoveto

Bedroom with very comfy big bed
 There is a nice little balcony off the living room with a table and chairs, perfect for morning coffee. But we opted to go upstairs to the buffet breakfast. With a view like this, why stay in the room?

We went out for a long trek after breakfast, up to the local Whole Foods for provisions.  Nice route along Balboa Park and through some neighborhood areas that are famiiiar to both of us.  We actually met and wed here, almost 50 (gasp!) years ago!  We didn't make it in to the park this afternoon but I am determined to do so tomorrow.  The wedding is not until 4 PM so we have plenty of time.

I must say a word here about San Diego.  It's not the place we left in 1964 as we headed up to Berkeley and Boalt Hall.  It was still a relatively low-rise spot with not a whole lot going on.  Now it is a city spiked with hi-rise office and apartment buildings, a major league baseball team and a really tawdry mayoral scandal.  Just what every city aspires to!

1 comment:

mary ann said...

Beautiful - enjoy!