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  • Day9

    9. Tag - Urlaub vom Urlaub-dachten wir

    Yesterday in the United States

    In der Vorplanung sollte San Diego der Ort sein an dem wir mal relaxen und uns am Strand entspannen können.
    Da haben wir aber die Rechnung ohne uns gemacht.
    Trotzdem haben wir erstmal ausgeschlafen und in einem amerikanischen Diner gefrühstückt. Danach sind wir zum ersten Mal mit Uber gefahren. Der sehr nette Fahrer Mario hat uns zum Mission Beach gebracht, wo wir uns gesonnt und getestet haben, wie kalt der Pazifik wirklich ist.
    Nach ca. einer Stunde hat uns aber wieder die Abendteuerlust gepackt und wir haben uns direkt für zwei Tage Beach Cruiser geliehen. Mit unseren coolen Bikes fuhren wir dann nach La Jolla, wo es einen wunderschönen Strand zum Schnorcheln geben sollte. Auf dem Weg dorthin sahen wir super schöne und noble Häuser, die teilweise schon für Halloween geschmückt waren. An einigen Strandabschnitten, wo wir entlang kamen konnten wir den Surfern beim Wellenreiten zusehen. In La Jolla angekommen haben wir ein Fotoshooting mit wilden Seelöwen machen können. Aber der versprochene Strandabschnitt zum Schnorcheln hat uns nicht so gut gefallen. Also fuhren wir wieder zurück zum Mission Beach und blieben bis zum Sonnenuntergang.
    Der Weg zurück mit unseren Fahrrädern ohne Licht war spannend. Wir fuhren an großen, befahrenen Straßen und kleinen Wegen mit Warnschildern vor giftigen Schlangen vorbei. Zum Glück wurden wir weder überfahren, noch haben wir eine Schlange gesehen.
    Bevor wir zurück zum Hotel gefahren sind, haben wir noch in der Cheesecake Factory halt gemacht und ein super Abendessen gegessen.
    Zurück im Hotel sind wir doch wieder müde und haben gemerkt, dass wir doch nicht entspannen können, wenn es so viel zu entdecken gibt.
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  • Day10

    10. Tag - Ride my bike

    30 minutes ago in the United States

    Heute Morgen stand nochmal Ausschlafen auf dem Programm.
    Da wir am Vortag in der Cheesecake Factory essen waren, haben wir uns direkt jeder ein Stück Kuchen für das heutige Frühstück mitgenommen.
    Das war eine sehr gute Idee, denn die Kuchen sind unschlagbar!
    Ein solches Stück Kuchen entspricht aber in Deutschland gefühlt einer ganzen Torte.
    Danach ging es mit unseren Beach Cruisern quer durch San Diego. Durch Old Town und Little Italy fuhren wir bis zum Horton Plaza, wo uns das Phänomen der leeren amerikanischen Shoppingmals vor Augen geführt wurde.
    Also fuhren wir noch etwas weiter bis zum Historic Gaslamp Quarter, wo die Bars gut gefüllt waren, denn heute haben die New England Patriots gespielt.
    Als Mittagssnack hatte Alina heute einen Milchshake von Ghirardelli und Linda eine Sushibox.
    Nach unserer kleinen Stärkung fuhren wir wieder zum Mission Beach, wo wir die Fahrräder wieder abgeben mussten.
    Insgesamt sind wir an den zwei Tagen ca. 55 Kilometer mit unseren Beach Cruisern gefahren. Was nicht immer leicht war, so ganz ohne Gangschaltung.
    Zum Abendessen gab es heute mal wieder Burger bei In-N-Out-Burger, wo es richtig voll war. Trotz der "McDonalds-Atmosphäre" waren die Burger wirklich gut.
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  • Day7

    Last Entry from San Diego

    August 29 in the United States

    This will be the last posting from La Jolla. It is Wednesday afternoon, and tomorrow morning we are picked up at 7.30 am (by the famous Andrew) to be driven to Solana Beach station, to get the train to Los Angeles, then the bus to LAX and our flight to Madrid!!! We have already got emails from Lufthansa to check in on line, so it is becoming a reality!

    I last wrote on Monday after our amazing dinner on Sunday evening. Tuesday - yesterday - after the morning walking etc, we had a very nice lunch with Anita and Brian, who took us to a restaurant at Del Mar, lovely coastal town between here and Solana Beach. Had light and delicious crab cakes, as last night we went again out for a great dinner with Michael and Lisi - at Bistro du Marché in La Jolla - yum French food. So nice. Kids did not come as homework time was needed - this term Cami does tennis 4 afternoons - so that is late for starting homework, of which there seems to be a lot. So we had another really good time with M and L...this has been a very good week for us all getting together in a relaxed state - or relaxed for us - Michael has work things, and Lisi does her usual chauffeuring of Cami and James, but this is their normal life.

    So this morning after kid drop off at school, Lisi took Nico to his groomers and the car to the car place to see about the nail in the tire, and Amr went for his usual walk and swim. I had earlier walked Nico (our last walk - Nico is very fond of his granny!), then walked down to the village in time to meet Amr, Lisi and Peter Farrell who had flown in from Houston for a dinner tonight! He goes back tomorrow.....anyway, the 4 of us had a great Mexican lunch and a nice chat.

    Then Amr and I went to see another movie!! This time Operation Finale - about the capture of Eichmann in Argentina- very well done, with Ben Kingsley...excellent...then we walked up back home in the hot sun..good walking practice....and now cooling off, doing our last proper wash of all our clothes. The weather app is frightening me with predicted temperatures in Madrid and Pamplona of over 30° for the next week or so...but when I think of it, the main heat is in the later afternoon when we have finished walking, and the mornings when we start are much more moderate. It is probably not unlike last time we did it, as it is almost exactly the same dates, but then we just didn’t look the weather up on the iPad! So here’s hoping. Next post will be from Madrid!
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  • Day2

    First Full Day

    August 24 in the United States

    After having rolling eyes and fighting sleep all day yesterday, went to bed around 10 pm. Lisi had prepared dinner the day before which was lovely, Michael was still at the meeting, Cami and James had appeared but were deep into homework etc...I actually had a good sleep, didn’t even wake when apparently a smoke alarm upstairs in Cami’s old bedroom went off with great noise....Amr went up and saved the day by pressing the off button with James’ toothbrush (only way he could reach up to it!) but thank god I was oblivious...

    Kids had left for school by the time I got up, and Amr was having coffee and breakfast. He hurt his wrist yesterday slipping on some deceptively slimy road...has bought a wrist brace at the pharmacy to immobilise it...luckily not his stick -holding hand, nor his walking legs! So soon Amr left to have his haircut, which was successful this time, and had his annual chat with him. Lisi had to do some meeting at the school, so all peaceful. Then they all returned, and Michael too!! Finally we see him! His work was finished and he had the afternoon to be with us...excellent, so we all 4 went down to a favourite watering hole and had a drink, mini meal (we’d already had a sandwich for lunch) and a lovely relaxing proper catch up. Now back and kids about to arrive. M and L out tonight - already had tickets from long ago for Phantom, and our friends, their neighbours, Anita and Brian are coming over for dinner and games. All good.
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  • Day1

    Settling into La Jolla

    August 23 in the United States

    Thank you people for answering my email link and sending messages! I wasn’t sure that I would write again just yet, but am inspired to communicate, even though feeling quite jet lagged for once. The problem was that the flight left early morning Sydney time, so we flew all day and landed at LAX at 11.30 pm Sydney time, but 6.30 am California time...so we really didn’t get a proper sleep on the plane, but are a bit wiped out now...we’ll cope. Also, I have to put in one funny (now) thing...I think it’s funny, but it was frustrating then, and Amr probably doesn’t think it’s funny at all...but when we checked into the flight yesterday Amr had a problem (he’d had the problem trying to checkin online too)...but it turned out that his ESTA visa waiver had expired...he hadn’t checked, and was SURE it was still valid....so it can be done at the airport thank goodness, and all was well...just a hassle! Just so glad it wasn’t me that was the flake!

    Anyway, here we are. We got the bus from airport to Union Station, and got an Amtrak train down to Solana Beach where Lisi picks us up, but poor thing she was delayed by an accident on the I-5 ....caused total stoppage of the freeway....at first we thought it was a Panamanian time situation, but no....a real situation! Happy that Nico their sweet but fiercely noisy and protective dog has again remembered us, sniffed and was totally docile on our arrival, and is now sitting beside me on a chair just like the old days.

    So we have unpacked a bit, Lisi had to rush to the school for some event, and will reappear with James at about 3.30, Cami will be at tennis till later, Michael is in Carlsbad till tomorrow for a sales meeting week, and Amr has gone for a walk down to the town to have a haircut at his favourite Vietnamese barber here, and to have a swim!! I think that is very heroic...I am happy just keeping awake and sitting writing this with Nico.

    This is a very mundane entry, and may not write every day while here, but you never know....but just recording our arrival. While at the station we bought the return tickets back to LA for next Thursday when we fly out to Madrid!! Will take a photo of Nico as he looks very cute and clean and groomed (Wednesday is his day!), but no one else here to take photos of. This will come.
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  • Day4

    Saturday in La Jolla

    August 26 in the United States

    It’s now Sunday morning, but will write up Saturday - we had a very good day. This household wakes at about noon on weekends, but of course Amr and I woke earlier, and set off at about 9 for our walks...he down to the pool at the high school where he has a swim, and I headed up for my usual walk to Mt Soledad. Very glad we went early as already it was hot and humid - had forgotten how humid La Jolla can be....then on arrival back, everyone had emerged, and I took Nico for his morning walk - our tradition!

    So we all relaxed quietly for a while. The day plans were a party at the Beach Club for the son of friends who was leaving to go to boarding school. We were invited, as we knew them and in fact we visited with them in Sydney and took them to Tapa Vino! It turned out that Moo and Lisi couldn’t go as they had double booked accidentally and were committed to a special fundraising event, but we went with Cami and James and had a great rime.

    Lisi had to go to the mall to get a present for the party that afternoon, so Cami and Amr took up the mall opportunity and Michael and I stayed home and had a good bonding session....M and L dropped us at the Beach Club on the way to their event, and collected us after...worked well. The party was actually lots of fun...we knew quite a few people, and it wasn’t huge - probably about 20 or less adults, and the kids (mostly teenagers now)....and the beach is always a beautiful spot for a party. Amr only got one photo of James before it got too dark, and when we got home at about 11, he and Michael had a bonding cigar and i caught that moment. Soon I will get some more family photos....
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  • Day5

    Cruising in San Diego

    August 27 in the United States

    Another catchup of what is happening here. I think I last wrote yesterday morning - now Monday afternoon. I haven’t mentioned that on Saturday Michael and Lisi found that 2 of their cars were out of action!! M went to drive his Ferrari for the first time since being away...about 4 weeks, and it was dead. Actually the man is here now and is charging the battery, think that is all it needs, but of course being so dead the key would not unlock anything so it was hard to get to it! A first world problem. Then the car washer found that there was a nail in a tire of the Range Rover! So the Audi was IT for the weekend...but today M drove the Audi to work, and Lisi has used the Range Rover, which seems so far to be coping with its nail and not losing air, for essential driving - school pickup etc...it is booked in for Thursday I think!

    So yesterday was a relaxed time after walking....very pleasant...and then last night Michael took us to a lovely restaurant- in San Diego! In Little Italy. We realised that in all the years we have come here, we haven’t actually eaten out in the city itself...often in La Jolla and nearby. So that was fun and different, and an absolutely gorgeous meal, and of course amazing wines. Kids now old enough to stay home alone...

    Today we walked - have to keep in practice - Amr went via the pool as usual, and I did a circuit aimed to meet together, and with Lisi, at the cinema in LJ, and we watched Papillon. Excellent...and at 11 am on a Monday we were the only people in the cinema, sitting in super comfy chairs!! Then after we went to a taco joint and had delicious lunch...that will be my meal for the day. Both M and L are out tonight, so we will have toast or leftovers....perfect. Will put a few photos, and hope I haven’t missed anything vital!
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  • Day15

    ocean beach

    November 16, 2016 in the United States

    San Diego ist wirklich eine tolle Stadt, überhaupt nicht zu vergleichen mit LA. Denn besonders die Gegend ocean beach, in der ich zur Zeit wohne hat seinen Charme. Hier ist alles etwas alternativ, viele hippies, surfer und obdachlose, aber generell überwiegend junge Leute. Kein bisschen touristisch wie Santa Monica. Eigentlich hatte ich drei Nächte gebucht, doch schon nach dem ersten Tag entschied ich mich, meinen Aufenthalt um zwei Nächte zu verlängern. Genau das Liebe ich an dem Trip, es gefällt mir und ich kann einfach verlängern, bleiben solange ich will ohne es mit irgendjemanden abzusprechen. Mein erster Morgen begann mit einem, im vergleich zu Santa Monica, wirklich guten Frühstück. Endlich mal frisch gebackene Bagel und keinen labrigen Toast. Dann ging es zum ocean beac. Ich bin am Pier entlang geschlendert und habe den Surfern zugesehen. Von dort ging es mit dem Bus 35 nach old town. Meine eigene Schuld, dass ich mich vorher nicht genügend informiert hatte, denn ich war davon ausgegangen, dass "oldtown" sowas ist wie bei uns Altstadt. Doch da lag ich falsch, sowas gibt es hier nicht, es war eine Parklandschaft in der eine alte Westernstadt mit saloon und allem was dazu gehört nachgebaut wurde. Einmal durchgeschlendert und dann weiter. Mit dem green line Zug richtung downtown San Diego, mein Ziel: gaslamp quarter. Wesentlich schöner und moderner. Auch im Gegensatz zu LA scheint San Diego mehr für jüngere Leute zu sein. Den ganzen Nachmittag bin ich also durch Downtown San Diego gelaufen und dann um 17uhr zum Sonnenuntergang zurück zum ocean beach. Doch als ich ankam wurde ich überrascht, denn zu meiner Verwunderung und Freude war meine Straße, auf der mein Hostel liegt, voll mit Ständen und lautstarker Nirvana Musik, gespielt von einer gruppe von Kindern-ein Straßenfest. Wie ich danach herausfand findet der jede Woche statt. Von selbgemachtem Schmuck, frisch zubereitetem Essen und selbstdesignten Klamotten gab es alles.Read more

  • Day4

    San Diego

    January 7 in the United States

    We joined our top deck tour today and the craziest thing ever happened! Another couple from Cessnock our age is on the tour the girl works at Coles and the guy is doing the same trade as Toby!
    This was so freaky because the fortune teller Diane told me we would meet another couple and the boy would do the same trade as Toby and we would get on well with them and we have! They are lovely we know people they know and all!
    We went into San Diego and went to mission beach and rode bikes along the there! We had tacos for lunch they were really nice!
    We left there after lunch and heading into down town San Diego for a tour of where to go tomorrow and to see where the zoo is and the museums ready, we then got dropped off at old Mexico which was really cool, we visited a grave site from the 1800 and went to a shop called Toby's candle and soap shop!
    We headed to dinner for more Mexican it was a huge meal just like we had been told it would be! We have now headed to our hotel room with the rest of our group and we are getting ready to head out for an organised bar crawl with beer pong and all! We are pretty excited hopefully we don't get screwed over by he free pour!( they don't measure their spirits and just pour however much in) and that's a wrap for day three we love our top deck group and are very excited for the zoo tomorrow 😊
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  • Day16

    La Jolla

    November 17, 2016 in the United States

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück ging es für mich mit dem Bus nach old town und von dort weiter nach La Jolla. Ein wirklich schöner Stadtteil mit einer zerklüfteten Küstenlinie und schönen Stadtvierteln. So wie man sich ein reiches Viertel am Strand vorstellt. In La Jolla bin ich durch die Viertel geschlendert, habe mir die Seehundbänke angesehen und bin an den Klippen entlang gelaufen.
    Von dort bin ich an der Küste entlang Richtung Pacific Beach gelaufen, dann wieder mit dem Bus zurück zum Ocean Beach. Nach dem Einkaufen habe ich mir was geköchelt und den Sonnenuntergang vom Ocean Beach beobachtet.
    Vielleicht wirkt es besonders im Vergleich zu LA so, aber San Diego ist wirklich unglaublich schön. Jeder im Hostel hat seinen Aufenthalt verlängert, weil sich wirklich jeder in diese Gegend verliebt hat. Keiner will mehr gehen. Ich denke das liegt auch größtenteils an dem Hostel, denn die Angestellten sind selber Backpacker, die Reisen und hier für ein paar Monate arbeiten, dadurch entsteht eine super entspannte Atmosphäre.
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