I have been to San Diego a few times to visit my friend Lise, but for some reason, I have usually gone in the summer. This year, I decided to visit in the winter. It was the best decision I've made in a long time because it was warm there while it was freezing here. Lise has a nice little comfy house, and she took a few days off to hang out with me. And...
I finally got to meet her dog, Brutus.
The first day, we went to a spa. I've never done anything like this before. We went in different pools, took a mud bath, and something called the "grotto" where they put a body masque on you and then you sit underground in a warm room, then wash it off and then sit in a cold room to close your pores. We ended the day by laying on rafts in a lounge pool, drinking cool drinks until the sun went down.
The second day, we went shopping and went to this breakfast place we've gone the past few times I've been there. Originally recommended by esther, it's now become a mainstay. Hash House a go-go. They have HUGE portions so we ate at breakfast and weren't hungry again until dinner.
We went to this little tourist trap of a place for brunch one day, but it was fun to sit by the water and just have a light lunch with this view.
And then we had salted caramel cupcakes from a local place.
And because a visit to San Diego is not complete without a visit to Sprinkles, we went there, too! There was a huge line and we found out that Valentine's Day is their #1 day of the year and no one that works there is allowed to have that day off.
My last day was a trip to Ocean Beach, a little hippyish community.
Yes, he's touring again. He's playing The River from beginning to end, then launches into an hour of the hits.
*Meet me in the City
The Ties that Bind
Out in the Streets
Crush on you
You Can Look (but you better not touch)
I Wanna Marry You
I'm a Rocker
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway*
She's the One
Because the Night
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Before the show. Our seats were behind the stage, which seems weird but it actually was fine because we are a lot closer to the stage than if you're on the other side of the room. Also, he plays to the back of the stage for a while anyway.
Bruce and Little Stephen
Bruce and Clarence Clemmons's nephew, their new saxophonist
Born to Run -- all the lights are on and the crowd sings along