Old Town, New Shops

Most of today was spent getting ready for my trip back to Utah. I had to unpack and repack the car, and after moving things around I realized just how little I actually had with me. I went to Sprouts to buy quinoa, bulk soup mix, steel cut oats, and 6 grain oatmeal for my breakfast (superior to Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Oatmeal – they really need to step it up). I finally picked up Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, the 4th book in the Eragon series at Barnes & Noble, and to my astonishment Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Today I felt refreshed.

I began my day with a drive up Torrey Pines Rd to the coast along Highway 1 and stopped at a Starbucks/Brueggers Bagels hybrid on the corner of a quaint little street in Del Mar. I built up a little karma by tipping a dollar to the young man at the register who gave me a large to go cup filled with hot water at no charge. I decided to attend the yoga class at 24 Hour Fitness in Solana Beach and planned my morning around it. Continue reading

Day 14: Public Transportation

Today’s mission was to explore San Diego county via public transportation and by bicycle!

The current trend in public transportation is to have bike-friendly buses and trains. The buses in Park City and San Diego have a 2-bike rack on the front and the trains have set aside spaces for bikes with restraining straps against the walls. For $14 practically every form of public transportation (regional trains, trolly, buses) in the county is open to unlimited use. The all-inclusive day pass as well as monthly and multi-day passes require the purchase of a $2 compass card. Much like NYC’s metro card you can load money onto it, or purchase multi-day privileges.

Exploring San Diego County via Public Transportation


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Day 12: Coastal Ride

A beautiful coastal ride

This morning I began my ride just off of Vista Way, the end of highway 78, in Oceanside. I followed highway 101 down the coast in the company of many other road cyclists, and a fair number of joggers and pedestrians along the beach areas. Continue reading

Day 6: Relaxing

Got a great night’s sleep, despite one of the kittens insisting on staying in my room until 3am, got back to sleep well enough to get up and about just before 9am. Was able to have a lovely cup of tea for the first morning in almost a week and was able to stretch out on the yoga mat, which eased the pain in my right sciatic nerve which has been plaguing me increasingly for almost a week and a half. Continue reading