Monday, April 29, 2013

Oh San Diego.

As I was trying to figure out how to start this post, I realized I have been almost living away from San Diego for longer than the amount of time I was living there. The worst part was, it has been nearly 2 years since I've come back for a visit. This visit was equally as quick as my last (in which I attempted to get a job at my old school in 2011) but this time loads more fun.

I worked a full day at school and then scooted over to the airport to fly out at 5pm. I think we were a few minutes late but quite honesty I already can't remember. Once on the plane the pilot told us it was a two hour flight and would get in around 6:15. I'm almost embarrassed to admit how long it took me to figure out that there was a time zone change. (I have flown ALB-SD over 15 times in 3 years) Once in Chicago I hoarded as many of Potbelly's dreambars as I felt I could without seeming incredibly desperate and hung out with a fellow flyer and played family feud.

The flight was fairly uneventful as I spent most of my time trying to complete the Sudoku puzzles in the magazine. Once I landed Taylor and I headed straight to the country bar where we like to line dance. Another former y-staffer joined us and we hung out and caught up. We did a few line dances, but by then I was on my 21st/22nd hour awake and I definitely struggled to follow ANY steps.

it kind of looks just like a bunch of people standing around, but it was line dancing!

I woke up bright and early and started the day. I stopped by my favorite classroom from my time in SD and said hello to the two teachers that remain before heading to my friend Sergio's house/apartment.
Here is the exchange between us prior to my visit:

I turn up to the house he had been living since 2006. I noticed that none of the cars were around but I was hopeful he was home and maybe had new cars. For the first time ever, I rang the doorbell. Normally I just walk in. I waited for a minute or so before an unfamiliar woman opened the door. I awkwardly asked if Serge was home but it turns out, he had moved and failed to mention it. I apologized a bunch for intruding and left quickly! Lesson learned to confirm an address after being away for a few years.  I did eventually meet up with Sergio at his new apartment/house. I spent the rest of my day in OB walking through my old neighborhood, enjoying my favorite acai bowl, and doing a little antique shopping.

found this gem at the antique shop and HAD to have it.

Once Taylor got out of work we packed and relaxed before heading up to Indio, Ca to knock off one of my long standing bucket list items: Attend a multi-day music festival.

While I love love love San Diego and LOVED my time here.  I feel confident that I've made the right decision by moving away.  I loving having it be an option to come visit, but since it is such a transient city,  only a handful of my friends remain in the area.  Life moves on.  But hot damn, how lucky am I to have this as my second home.


  1. Aww I feel the same way about going back to visit. So glad I moved, but it's such an awesome city. I'm jealous you went to In Cahoots! Did you visit KM and see Roben and Rachel or get to see Steph and Nancy?

    1. I love In Cahoots. I wish there was a line dancing bar near here, I'd be there every week. I did go to KM and saw Roben and Rachel, I didn't get a chance to see Nancy bc she was all the way in Escondido and I didn't check in with Steph since I was on such a limited time frame. Next visit for sure. Miss your face! (what will we do without GG this fall?)

  2. Glad you had a great visit to San Diego!