March 22nd, 2010
Weekend Getaway

To celebrate dh’s birthday, I decided to surprise him with a weekend getaway to San Diego, California. We had a lovely dinner Friday night at the Red Marlin restaurant, then Saturday we spent the day doing THIS. That is not us in the video, but that’s how we spent our Saturday morning. Pretty darn good way to spend a Saturday, I think. 🙂 If you’ve never had a chance to do an encounter with a Beluga Whale, I highly recommend the experience. They are wonderful, timid creatures that deserve our respect and our consideration.

I didn’t realize how badly I needed a change of scenery until we got out to San Diego. I have to admit I could’ve used another four weeks on the water. The place was amazing. As a flight attendant, I’ve been to San Diego a LOT and spent the night there more times than I can count, but this was the first time I ‘really saw’ the place. It has so many wonderful areas that would be great to live in. Like most of California, San Diego isn’t cheap. You pay for that beautiful property. But boy is it tempting. Coming home was a bit of a let down, which is sad considering we live in a nice area. It did give us time to clear our heads. We decided we need these long getaway weekends more often.

What do you do to clear your head? How do you getaway from it all?

8 comments to “Weekend Getaway”

  1. Oh, how fun! Getting away is good to do, but maybe you guys are ready for a permanent change of scene if coming home wasn’t fun, too. One sad thing about leaving the coast, we don’t get to watch the whales migrate.

    We’re trying to do more daily breaks and weekend trips. We picked up an old rowboat so we can row around the lake in good weather. There are lots of spots to explore within 1-4 hours, too.

  2. My fam has a lake front cabin about 3 hours north of us. I dont’ get there as often as I like. We go up about 3 times a year.

    It’s an awesome getaway because it is completely secluded. It’s just you and the lake and the trees and the birds and the bears and deer and foxes and skunks and porcupines and coyotes. It’s awesome.

    When I can’t get there, I just go for a long walk and then come home shut my door and watch a movie.

  3. Charli, I know we’re ready for a change of scene, but we aren’t sure where that should be. It’s something we’ve been grappling with for quite a while.

    We’re going to make an effort to do at least one weekend getaway every other month.

  4. Vivi, That sounds lovely. I’d probably be up there all the time. A walk never hurts though. 😉

  5. San Diego is a wonderful place. Like all of California in general they have the mountains nearby as well as the ocean. I like the coolness up here in the Northern Bay Area and the Marina is only a short bike ride away. Ocean breezes and salty air does indeed clear the head.

  6. Bernard, Compared to where I live, it’s all cooler. *ggg* You’re right about the ocean breezes and salty air. It’s definitely good for clearing the cobwebs out.

  7. Oh, how cool! I live in San Diego. Next time you swing through town, let me know. I’d love to see you.

  8. Helenkay, Will do. 😀