San Diego, 60% it works, every time.

Trip Start Apr 16, 2012
Trip End Aug 14, 2012

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Farmers Market

Flag of United States  , California
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday morning and the girls we had met on the beach told us to check out the farmers market in Little Italy. San Diego actually had a farmers market every day in different parts of its massive city. It was filled with lovely fresh fruits and incredibly dips and cheeses. Holly and I spent a good two hours looking through everything and restraining ourselves from buying more things that we didn't need. 

Later on we met up with Adam and went up to Point Loma, home of the famous San Diego lighthouse and military cemetery. The lighthouse was cool with great views over San Diego and we we able to walk right inside the lighthouse and actually look at the rooms as they were back in the days when the lighthouse was in operation. This was much cooler than any lighthouse I had ever seen! We went to have a look at the tide pools and then checked out the cemetery on the hill. It was a beautiful cemetery overlooking the whole of San Diego, the white headstones stretched as far as the eyes could see, all perfectly even. It was a very moving moment to see a lot American history all in one place.

The BBQ we had been invited to that evening was a hot topic of debate. Would we go? Would the address we had been given even exist? Was it a big plan to get kidnapped? We thought we would risk it so we went and bought some supplies just in case. I found for the first time real cider in the shops and so we filled our trolleys with meat and cider and off we went. We dropped into a music store on the way back home to see if they had any killer deals going on small guitars. It turned out to be my lucky day with a $500 American made Baby Taylor guitar second hand for $240, I said I didn't have any more than $190 and it was a deal. I felt like I was stealing the guitar but they were more than happy to sell it to me!!! 

Home was next to recoup before our big party that evening. We gathered everything and changed into appropriate attire. Pulling up next to the address they gave us felt a little weird, we didn't know these people from a bar of soap. The neighborhood was very nice and the house was huge!! Massive two stories with lovely green gardens. Jess answered the door looking extremely excited to see that we had actually arrived and quickly ushered us inside to meet everyone. It turned out that all the girls were married to military men and that all the guys at the party were apart of a special forces military unit. Adam and I looked slightly out of place with all these big burly men but it was not a worry as we quickly joined conversation with all the friendly people at the party. I was super excited as there was the classic American red cups and they were playing beer pong. How much more classic America could I get???

We fired up the BBQ, and cooked our meats, the girls had put on great spread of dips and chips and their homemade sangria was amazing! Everyone was so lovely and super friendly, we made many new friends that night and Jessica's partner Kyle was super cool, I felt a bond with him when he brought out his iPad and remotely started a video he had edited on his tv. We all took a bunch of photos with each other and then decided to call it a night and were in bed by 1am.
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Amy Rosato on

So. Much. Leet, MT.

Jan Tisdall on

Truely wonderful reading marky xx

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