Tourists in Our Old Town
Before Bend, Derek and I lived in San Diego and now we’re back as tourists. We took an afternoon to go down to La Jolla cove and walk along the beach and up through the town. Sixteen years later, the area largely looks the same. The sun, the surf, the seals…
Of course we saw the seals, but also pelicans, and blue eyed cormorants. It was high tide so we couldn’t wander too far out to the tide pools but we stood in awe of the surf and scenery.
Fish tacos may have been the highlight. I simply love them and Don Bravos in La Jolla are my favorite. Better yet, they are only 99 cents each! It isn’t a fancy place by ANY means, but it’s perfect for fish tacos.
For dinner, we reconnected with old friends in the area and had a great time chatting, reminiscing and eating. Back in the day, we spent countless hours together riding and vacationing. It was fun to catch up and hopefully it won’t be 5 years before we see them all again.
San Juan Trail
We picked the nicest day of the week and drove north to the Capistrano area to ride San Juan trail. When Derek and I lived in San Diego we spent a lot of weekends riding this trail because it’s fabulous.
We rode 18 miles with 3109′ of climbing. The ride starts immediately with a bunch of climbing switchbacks which are all very rideable. It’s never incredibly steep and we cruised up comfortably. At the top we added on a loop that was VERY rutted and washed out. It was a mess and we did our best to ride as much as we could but the loop definitely needs some maintenance love. Best part of this ride? Bombing back down everything you climbed. It was as fun as I remembered, but also easier than we both remembered.