Well that was a nice four-day weekend.

Saturday we drove down to San Diego and checked in to the W Hotel in downtown San Diego. We stayed in probably the coolest hotel room I’ve ever been in. I always knew W hotels were hip and modern, but I’d never actually stayed in one before. Totally sweet.

One of Tammy’s Swedish coworkers and her boyfriend were in town so we met for drinks, then dinner, and then drinks, and then drinks, and then drinks again.

I do remember the four of us stopping at Mister Tiki to share a monster-sized Mondo Martiki. I think that was around 1, but it’s all sort of a blur.

We wandered around the Gaslamp Quarter from bar to bar until 2:30 in the morning. That was a little unexpected, and probably unwise because we had planned to go to Sea World early the next day.

We made it to Sea World around lunchtime. We saw the shows, rode Atlantis, and did all that stuff on Sunday.

Monday we went to the Wild Animal Park. We went on a photo safari tour which took us on the back of a covered truck through the backstage areas where we fed giraffes…

And a rhino!

The Wild Animal Park is really a hidden gem. Most San Diego tourists will probably opt for the Zoo or Sea World, but the Wild Animal Park is really a lot of fun. It’s basically in the middle of nowhere and even though there’s so much to see it’s super-huge so it never really feels crowded.

We drove home Monday night to avoid holiday traffic on the freeways. Last night we wound up in Disneyland to watch fourth of July fireworks.

All in all, it was a productive weekend!

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