Today was our last full day in San Diego and, while we will be happy to be back on the bikes tomorrow, we will definitely miss this place. We have been struck by how many times people have told us that they grew up here, moved away, and came back. We can see why. It would be difficult to make a case to live anywhere else once you had become accustomed to everything San Diego has to offer, including the climate.
Today, after a quick trip to Whole Foods for provisions, we had a wonderful light lunch with Janet and Bob, who made the trip down from their home around 20 miles North of San Diego, to eat with us in our Studio suite. Janet is the sister of Bridget, whom Kat has known since she (Kat) was 2 years old. Janet and Bridget both have the same quick, dry wit, and sense of fun that makes them such good company to be around. With a few of Bob’s jokes added in, oh and a couple of bottles of wine, there was a lot of laughter around the table!
After a bit of laundry, route planning and other admin, our thoughts turned to dinner. Naturally. We decided that we couldn’t leave San Diego without a return to our favourite restaurant here, Avenue 5. This time, we kept it simple and ordered a burger and fish & chips from the bar menu. Both stunning. We were also thrilled to meet the chef and proprietor, Colin MacLaggan, a native of San Diego, who spent a few years earlier in his career working in some of the best restaurants in London. Colin is a knowledgeable and talented guy, and we had a really good chat with him about a number of things. Thanks to Colin, and our servers Yo and Chiko for a fantastic evening.
We returned just in time to catch the start of the Australian Grand Prix…come on Lewis.