7.23pm, Starbucks – thanks for the wi fi, Little Italy, San Diego, CA, USA
Evening folks, it’s been a top 36 hours “off the work clock” in San Diego. I should mention at this time that right now in the USA, it’s Spring Break! Yes…..just like all those movies you’ve ever seen – any possible beachside spot in the USA is turned into the biggest street party you’ve ever seen. And that means the airports are nuts, planes are jammed, hotel rooms are hard to find, and rental car rates are jacked up sky high. Welcome to Spring Break and the money printing machine that goes with it.
So consequently, we are staying in a motel – no suites, no hair dryer, intermittent wi fi at best (hence walking the 4 blocks to Starbucks to put my post up before they close at 8pm), pretty ordinary 10 channels on the telly, right on the flight path into San Diego International Airport, and alongside the railway line. But the good news is that if you put the wall mounted air con on low air, it drowns out the trains and planes. And after a while that constant burr kind of sends you to sleep. Probably doesn’t work for everyone, but works well for me. But never fear, it’s swings and roundabouts, as we’re saving some money these two nights, and move up to Temecula tomorrow night, and get a really nice place for exactly the same money…..with a hairdryer! So it’s all good. I just thought I should give you a balanced view of the wine selling road warrior world, as it’s not always Manhattan and London Bridge!!
Here you go……
That’s my people when I’m in the air….love Southwest Airlines to bits……bringing some more happy spring – breakers to town.
We did get a rental car for one day though, and had a quick look at San Diego…..
Out to the Hotel Del Coronado when we got in last night, 122 years after Fred Caley Smith – the Yalumba travelling Indiana Jones horticulturalist from the family – stayed for one night
And caught a magnificent sunset through the sea salt haze…
Oh oh…..Starbucks is closing, so I’ll post this and add some more tomorrow night. We’re working San Diego tomorrow, then Palm Springs Tuesday, and up to Los Angeles for Wednesday and Thursday
Cheers for now from Spring Break Central, CA