Off trail miles: 24 Running total since April 13: 717.2 Yep, “here” isn’t terrible at all. Our friend Jesse graciously welcomed us into his home, giving us his bedroom and encouraging us to make ourselves at home…we did so immediately. I felt bad that his usually impeccable home looked (and smelled) as if a hiker-trash backpack exploded all over his living room (’cause it definitely didX2…), but Matthew reminded me, “he’s been to our apartment before. He knew what he was getting into!” Ha!
We spent our time in San Diego doing the things we love: eating, hiking, eating, and walking to the farmers market to eat more. We visited my pals in La Jolla (after tacos and before ocean-view cocktails), enjoyed visiting with (/eating with) our two-legged friends, met friends for s’mores at a belated summer solstice bonfire, and went to see Hook on the beach(after eating tacos…)
We also did some touristy things we had never done before, like visiting (/eating at) the Kansas City BBQ-where the bar scene in Top Gun was filmed, checking out Little Italy’s food hall, and walking near Tourist Central (/walking near Sea Port Village to get more food…) AND, we took the time to prepare boxes of food for our resupply boxes- something we meant to do back in April but…we suck.
As you can see, there was an ultimate theme to our trailcation. With a newly unwired jaw, Matt was psyched to start eating again, and I, being the supportive girlfriend that I am, offered to help him consume all of the food in San Diego county.
After his final dental appointment on July 2, we hopped on a plane to Seattle to restart our journey!