While I’m fortunate enough to be living with one of my roommate’s from college (Kelsey), one of my other former roommate/teammate/and best friend, Sòlene, lives all the way in France, so I don’t see her as often.
Otherwise here’s a quick recap of our last visits together!
Unfortunately, Kelsey and I had to work during the week, but that gave Sòlene some time to explore Downtown SD, Cabrillo, Point Loma, and other places on her own.
Since she had an early flight to Boston on Sunday, we tried to pack in as much of San Diego as possible on Saturday. Thankfully, the rain let up–I mean, since when does it rain here????–so we enjoyed better weather the rest of the weekend.
We did spend Saturday packing in as much of San Diego as possible. After a late night hopping around Pacific Beach and of course getting some dancing in, we headed to Philz for coffee and Snooze for brunch. I started the day with a sweet and creamy coffee (you MUST try it) and eggs Benedict.
With full bellies below and sunny skies overhead, we made a trip to the Glider Port in Torrey Pines. I’d been once for sunset and had forgotten about the incredible views. We were mesmerized by the blue, lapping ocean and colorful gliders passing by. One glider even fly by to give us a few high-fives!
Once that stop was complete, we made our way south to La Jolla Cove for some seal/sea lion watching. I’m not sure what was more atrocious: the smell or the people trying to touch the WILD animals for their ridiculous photos.
Savoring the last couple hours of sunlight, we went sailing in Mission Bay with a group of friends. Without the usual crowd of people in the bay, our sail was calm and quiet. Though brisk, it was lovely to feel the wind on my skin and see the glow of the golden hour as the sun started to set.
Little Italy was hold a tree lighting ceremony with vendors lined up the closed streets. We walked around looking at the lights, the plaza’s Charlie Brown tree, and the different booths set up. When our stomachs could bear the hunger pains no more our reservation was ready at Mona Lisa’s. We dined on garlic bread, minestrone, and gnocchi before finally heading home in a warm bliss to sleep off the busy day.
I’m so happy that Sòlene and I kept our promise to see each other at least once as year, and I can’t wait to see where we meet again!