Five months after leaving Vermont, I was home in San Diego for the longest stay I've had there since moving east 20 years ago. Everyone loves America's Finest City for good reason, and I made an effort to take in the sights that tourists take in, and locals sometimes take for granted.
San Diego Mission and Mission Trails park
I made a couple of trips out to East County to hike and run on these trails, and met really friendly people every time.
The touring show of Hamilton was in San Diego right after New Years. Years of hype didn't set expectations too high: it really was spectacular! (Even thought I already knew how it ended.)
My mom moved to this coastal part of San Diego five years ago, a funky mix of residential neighborhoods, historical landmarks and military installations. The north-south peninsula protects San Diego Bay and afford gorgeous views.
A gem of a park in the middle of the city, Balboa is acres of green space, trails and gardens arranged around a central promenade of museums and Spanish-style buildings. I ran here a lot while I was home.