Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Great American Road Trip - Day 6 (5/30) - San Diego

We got a bit of a (relatively) late start, but it didn't matter since our first destination, the USS Midway Museum, opened at 10.  We walked over to it from the hotel, arriving some time after it opened.  We did the audio guided tour, which took us all through the bowels of the ship and then ended at the flight deck on top.  This tour was one of my most eagerly anticipated events of the trip, and I was not disappointed - I'm glad the others indulged me taking my time through it (it was around 1:30 when we finished).

Next, we headed to the nearby fish market and had lunch at the restaurant on the second floor, aptly named Top of the Market.  After eating, we walked back to the hotel to stow our leftovers, then after a brief rest walked over to the parking lot to get the car for a drive around town.  We first headed to Balboa Park, where we drove by the zoo then made a brief stop to walk around the area by the Japanese garden.  We then drove to the other side of the park and parked across the bridge from the Museum of Man.  We got out and walked around for a bit, and knocked around Judy's miniature soccer ball that I had packed for her at the last minute.  After the park, we drove over to Mission Beach and walked around in the sand (with the soccer ball) for a while.  Since it was overcast, so we couldn't get a good view of the sunset, we drove back to the hotel, stowing the car in almost the same spot in the same parking lot.

After a little more downtime in the room we walked down to Seaport Village so Judy could pick up a new book (having finished the one she brought along) at a bookstore there.  We also walked around and into some of the other shops.  We then walked back to the hotel and finished off our leftovers from lunch, as well some dessert that we had just bought.

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