Hawaii/South Pacific: Traveling Home

April 4, 2022

We walked to the Little Italy section of San Diego. We had not decided on a restaurant but there were plenty to choose from on both sides of the street. It was cold so I wanted to eat inside. We found the Princess Pub and Grille, an Irish Pub. Bold move to have an Irish pub in the middle of all of those Italian restaurants. We ate there.

There was a rowdy group inside, but the food was very good. Chuck had the fish and chips and I had pork bar-b-que sliders. When we got back to the hotel, we picked up our breakfast to-go bags and put them in the room fridge.

It was hard to go to sleep and I tossed and turned until the alarm went off at 2:45 a.m. We were ready to leave the room at 4:00. I was surprised but I found an UberXL that was available to take us to the airport.

It was only a 10-minute ride. The driver said that if it was 5:00 instead of 4:00, we would be crawling to the airport. I was happy to see that Delta had an outside luggage check-in.

There was no CLEAR kiosk and the TSA pre-check people and the regular line people were all merged. The only difference between them and us was that they didn’t have to take their shoes and coats off. The line was long and hectic even at that time of day.

We took off at 6:20 just as advertised. There was no turbulence. I watched Ghostbusters – Afterlife. It was a cute movie and a nice tribute to Harold Ramis. I still had time to watch another movie and I found – Groundhog Day. As I mentioned before, I’ve never seen that movie so now would be a good time. I didn’t realize it was a Harold Ramis directed movie too. Sweet movie.

We arrived about 15 minutes earlier than expected. We still had 45 minutes before our shuttle arrived. It arrived right on time. Luckily there was no traffic problem, and we were back in record time.

Happy that the car started after all the days of inactivity. Covered in thick pollen but no other problem.

Was glad to see that all was well when we got home. Pumpkin was furious with us, but he was fat and sassy and well taken care of for us. Home Sweet Home.

Great trip. Great memories.

 “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

Author: mmmtravelmemories

A retired college administrator who loves to travel. I write to remember the experiences and, I hope, to inspire others to make their own travel memories.

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