The Great American Road Trip: Lesson 5

Part V: SAN DIEGO, CA

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It had been a long road comin’ across the central part of country. But these days things seemed to move more quickly. The landscapes were vast and more inspiring; the distance between destinations were shorter.

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Truth be told, we hadn’t planned on San Diego. But that warm weather we found in Joshua Tree had us ready to hold up in Southern California as long as possible.

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It just so happened that Erin had a friend from college who had grown up there. We reached out to him once we got in town. It proved to be one of our favorite parts of the whole trip… I guess it might of been the spontaneous nature of the detour.

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Alex graciously showed us around to all of his favorite spots.

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Convinced by the palm trees, sunshine, and crashing waves; I could’ve sworn winter was over.

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Down at Ocean Beach we came across this spectacle. A homeless man slept and a curious onlooker examined a group performing ‘acro-yoga’.

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The place had an especially potent aroma; fish, food, and, well, weed.

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Out on the pier, I watched with envy as surfers paddled into waves.

Risk it for the biscuit.

As the sun set on the second day, Erin and I exchanged glances. We knew what it meant.. it was time to move on.

San Diego had been a wonderfully unexpected treat, but our road led north.

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Lesson #5:

No plan, No problema’.  Make at least one stop you hadn’t planned on.