The Lord blessed Joe and I with a trip to San Diego again this year. What a blessing!! Our plane fare and two nights in a hotel were paid for, and food for two days. Thank you Lord for giving us time together, and time off. It was much needed and much appreciated.
We visited many of the local sites again this year. We went to La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya, and means "the jewel), and kayaked with the sharks!! They were leopard sharks, but still sharks! They were probably between 4 and 5 feet long. We even got to kayak surf thanks to our guides Mike and Chris at OEX in La Jolla. They were awesome. We got blessed with a 3 hour tour instead of a two hour one that we paid for. They were very informative, and showed us all sorts of neat things. We saw the 7 sea caves in La Jolla cove, and the home of Dr. Seuss. Neither of us had kayaked in the ocean before, so it was a whole new experience and incredibly fun!
One day we went to Mission Beach, and ate and shopped and body surfed! Yes, body surfed. It was fantastic! The waves were huge (picture above), and next year we're renting body boards so we can do it up real good! Body surfing exhausted us both because we did it for hours. The water was 71 degrees, and the weather was between 75 and 80 degrees the entire time. There is another picture of us on Coronado Island. Very beautiful area. Pictures from the airplane way up high in the sky. Whoops two pictures of the hotel pool from our balcony 7 floors up. And a picture of a palm tree at 7 floors up. Those things are huge! Wow.
I will post pictures of the sea kayaking after they are developed. Didn't want to take my digital camera out into the water — not great idea since Joe tipped his kayak probaby 500 million times when we were surfing! Okay, so maybe it was 3 times, but who's counting!
It was such a blessing, and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. The cool thing was that we didn't ask the Lord for it, He just provided it to us — just because. I love those surprises that He does … just because. Thank you Lord!