San Diego Holidays and the weeks after were more about friends than about the place. Although the place is great, and we loved our location right on Mission Bay. Yes, we are now officially a month behind in our blogs – at least we are consistent!
We had a happy hour gathering shortly after our arrival. Our good friend Paul brought over his mom and his dad and stepmother, and friends Ian and Kate (Tales from the Scenic Route) brought over their friends Shannon and Dave (2Wander Away). Instant party!
Hector and I spent a lovely Christmas Eve at our friends Gloria and Michael’s home. They took care of Angel last year while we traveled to Miami, so Angel considers their home her “spa”. She was jumping up and down and running all around the house. It is so wonderful to see her so happy.
We spent Christmas Day with old and new friends. Ian and Kate rented the campground’s clubhouse, and we had a delicious potluck dinner there. Kate did a wonderful job coordinating everything and several ladies decorated the plain clubhouse and turned it into a festive and welcoming place.
Shannon and Dave were there and we met Donna and Mike (Flying the Koop), their friend Carole and Donna’s sister Sheila, and Kerensa and Brandon (Drive, Dive, Devour). It was an unexpected gathering of friends old and new. And the food was fabulous!
We had more fun times with our friends Michael and Gloria in Old Town San Diego. We checked out a funky old cigar shop then had dinner at a fun Mexican restaurant that just happened to have live music and dancers that evening. This was a new area for us this time around in San Diego.
More friends: LuAnn and Terry also drove down to the city and we had lunch together and hung out with them awhile. They are a lovely couple that we have only met a few times, but feel like we have known for a long time. It amazes me how many wonderful people we have met on this journey.
On our last week, we had one last fabulous dinner at Michael and Gloria’s. We miss them terribly already.
Then we got together with another sweet couple that we met for the first time in Homer, Alaska last summer, Chad and Lauren. They were introduced to us by friends we had met in San Diego, then saw again in Alaska, Dan and Amanda. See how that works?
The last day of our stay, Angel got to play at the Dog (and Pig?) Beach. As sick as she was last year we thought she might not make it back there. But after a quick spin to the Arctic Circle and back there she was again. Perky as ever.
And it was fitting that our last evening we got together with our dear friends and RVers extraordinaire, Nina and Paul. I can never say enough good things about Nina’s fun and informative blog, Wheeling It. We sure hope to connect with them again before they head to the east coast.
Our month in San Diego was a month rich in warmth and friendship. Priceless.