We had the usual breakfast with the other hostellers, then headed out to Castrillo National Monument named after the explorer that "found" San Diego. It has the oldest lighthouse in California, tide pools and an amazing view. There was this dead sea creature near the tide pools that we had never seen before so of course we took lots of pictures and will be passing them onto Tom to identify.
We ate lunch at the longest pier in California and watched the surfers try and surf. The lunch was amazing, it was a Taco plate with either Mahi Mahi fish or lobster, with bun-o-chowder, and coleslaw that even Krista liked. The chowder was awesome...don't go to Boston for chowder come here! The diner is called Pier Cafe and it was in the middle of the pier so you were surrounded by ocean.
We stopped home to rest and recharge the camera then headed out to Balboa Park. Balboa Park was a creation of Exhibition of the World's Fair built in the 1920's. It was beautiful but a lot of the museums were closed. The open air organ was cool though.
For dinner we went to In-n-Out Burger which was for me a first time experience while Krista's been there several times and I highly recommend it if you come to the west coast. The menu was so simple it confused me: cheeseburger, hamburger, double-double, and fries and drinks....THATS IT! Nothing complicated not even bacon and no chicken products.
We shopped around in some Christian media store for a while doing normal things then went home watched some Jon Stewart and went to bed...this is a late post so enjoy.