It was sunny when we were there, but quite breezy and so not that warm. It got warmer though as we were there, friday, saturday and sunday it was lovely, though it meant the beach was absolutely rammed. It was also spring break that week, meaning it was busier than normal I think
. PB itself is a cool place, nothing much going on, just sun, the beach and loads of bars. Ideal for me, I loved it. The days we spent there were all quite similar, wake up late, head down the beach for a few hours, jump into Joe's crab shack for happy hour then have as much food/beer as we wanted at night. There were some great deals on beer going on aswell. Joe's served $1.25 pints of miller from 4 till 7 in the afternoon which was right up our street. Some other bars had good deals on aswell, one bar where we watched the bolton game at 10.30 in the morning (no beer, we're not alkies!) had half price beer, 2 dollars for a miller lite, and half price food during happy hour, meaning you could get a burger or something like that and chips and a pint of miller for about 6 dollars. Better than wetherspoons back home and much nicer. One thing that made me chuckle was how strict they were on IDs. Some places wouldn't accept my driving license and one place wouldn't even accept dave's passport. Apparently it's good enough to get you into the country but not good enough to get you a beer.
Had to move out of the hostel after 3 nights as it was booked up for the weekend. This meant having to pay considerably more (50 dollars each instead of 22) in a nearby motel, though it was a relief having a decent bed instead of a bunk bed in a sandpit. Flew to DC after SD. Got a cheaper flight with american airlines instead of southwest, though I didn't realise they charge you 25 dollars each to check a bag in, robbing bastards. Think they've learned a trick or two off Ryanair. Got into DC late at night after a stopover in Dallas, Texas, as apparently this country is quite vast and takes a fairly long time to cross. Who knew?
Can't say we did much of anything in San Diego to be honest, despite spending 6 days there. Arrived late at night after the bus we were supposed to be on being delayed, meaning we'd miss our connection in riverside to SD. Therefore, we had to get a bus that went all the way into LA, wait there for 2 hours then get another bus to SD which got in at 1/2 in the morning rather than the much more pleasant 9/10 at night. Nevermind. Checked into a motel 6 when we got there as we couldn't be bothered trekking out to Pacific Beach at that time in the morning. Got the bus out to PB the next day and jumped into the nearest hostel which was cheap (22 bucks a night) and right on the beach. I think my pals from uni stayed there coincidentally when they were here during the summer.