San Diego day 2

Two days in San Diego just flew past. I can’t describe the feeling when I drove on the I5 South toward San Diego and drove past all of the exits in Carlsbad and lower, remembering things from each of them. I still remember how to drive places and what things look like. Insane! But so much fun. The feeling of home has never been stronger.Miriam and her brother didn’t want to spend the full day today in San Diego, so they took the train up to Fullerton this morning. So we drove them to Oceanside and said goodbye and directly after found a breakfast place that was incredible: Petite Madeline. I ordered crepes with white chocolate mousse and strawberries and a french toast on the side. They gave me the wrong crepe (with whipped cream and raspberries) and shortly after came out with the right one. I’m not the one to pass down a crepe or let it go to waste, so I ate both. So delicious! So stuffed!After the intense 26k step day yesterday we just drove down to La Jolla Shores and stayed there for the day. Since I have gotten a pretty bad cold, surfing was out of the question. Everyhing but laying on the beach reading was out of the question. Muscle soreness in our butts from yesterday’s hike is revealing itself more and more for each hour. So all three of us just laid there. It was cloudy like no other days, but it was still warm. If it was sunny I think it would have been unbearable. We only stayed until 3pm and since those 4 hours flew past I guess that I must have fallen asleep pretty hard right there because I got burned. Pretty bad on my stomach. Even after putting on SPF 30 twice!We then drove to Fashion Valley, the prettiest shopping center I know of. I wasn’t planning on getting much, and the one thing I really wanted, they didn’t have. But I somehow managed to spend over $100. I wanted to get new panties from Victoria’s Secret, but they for once didn’t have any nice ones, so I skipped. I did however buy two new bras. I have many, but honestly I should throw many of them away since they don’t fit well anymore. These two though, oh my! They were perfect!I also got a pair of summery jeans from Forever 21 and SPF 50. Also som Dayquil. I hope this cold goes away. I don’t feel too well. I wonder if I can take this as a sick day instead of a vacation day. I I felt like this at home, I’m not sure that I would have gotten into work honestly. I’ll have to check when I get back home.Last night when I was talking to my hostparents, they told me the sad news of Famous Dave’s in Vista (San Diego). The restaurant had permanently closed. Fortunately for me, it is a chain and is open in Irvine, so we drove there, it was on the way back home to La Habra, and had a really late dinner. It was as delicious as I remember. Oh my goodness!It was great being back in San Diego. I already miss it, but I am also very excited to go up to SLO this Sunday.

Goodbye dinner @ Famous Dave’s

This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.

More goodbyes, but they weren’t so hard today since almost all of them are from Sweden. One is planning on moving there and one is from Germany. It will be worse in three weeks when I have to say goodbye to my hostfamily and Chad.

My day was very mellow. I spent the whole day in bed reading and sleeping. Don’t know why I’m so tired all the time. Maybe it’s more exhausting than I thought mentally preparing for departure and saying goodbye to people… I’m almost done with The Red Pyramid now, 50 more pages. I’ll probably finish that tomorrow.

In the afternoon I had a request which got granted. I wanted to go to the beach and watch the sunset one last time here in California. Chad has a final coming up this week so it was very nice of him to take me to Ponto Beach one last time. The sunset was beautiful tonight. All red and it wasn’t cold. No dolphins but that’s okay.

After that I picked up Johanna and we drove to Famous Dave’s BBQ. I went there my first weekend here and I went there my last weekend here. I love that restaurant. We were seven people, me, Chad, Lovisa, Johanna, Kristel, Cati and Fanny who is a friend of Lovisa visiting from San Francisco this weekend. We shared the All American BBQ Feast and it was so delicious. And it was perfect splitting it between seven people.  I’m lagom matt and it was only $12 per person.

Now I also have all my rides to/from the airport figured out. On Wednesday my hostdad will be so kind and drive me to the airport. Lovisa will pick me up when I land after Hawaii and Chad will drive me to my flight to Sweden. It’s a relief having those minor problems solved. In the next three weeks I have 8 flights. That is crazy! San Diego-Oahu-Maui-Big Island-Oahu-San Diego-Chicago-Frankfurt-Gothenburg.

I got home pretty early and now I have some stuff to do, like add comments to all the pictures in the calendar I got the family and pick out ebooks to the girl. Then I will probably read for a while before passing out…

I can’t believe I only have two more days here in San Diego….

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