San Diego Sights

I’m starting this post at the San Diego airport, using the free airport wi-fi. Domo arigato, Diego-San! I’ll finish the post tomorrow, once I’ve got the photos from this afternoon off my camera and up on Flickr. I’m changing planes in LA and then taking the red-eye from there back to Boston.

I left the conference compound (Sheraton, rather swank by my hotel standards) a little before the end of the conference, and took a taxi to the old town for lunch. I then had a wander around the old town state park.

I had time for one other part of San Diego. Balboa Park got the nod (over, for example, the gaslamp quarter). I visited the Museum of Photographic Arts, but resisted the park’s many other museums and enjoyed its fountains, courtyards, and so on.

At around 3:30, it was beginning to seem like time for a rest from my wanderings, and I saw some people sitting down at what looked like a very pleasant outdoor cafe. I decided that they had the right idea. When I sat down, I discovered that it was the terrace of El Prado, a rather upmarket Mexican restaurant. (In fact, it’s the one in the background of the photo.) I also discovered that it was almost happy hour. The $4 shredded beef taquito appetiser and the $3.50 margarita did indeed add to my happiness.

After that, it was time to head back to the hotel to get my bag, and then to the airport. I certainly hope to revisit San Diego and Balbao park.