i had never been to California before. it was always a faraway dream. something that i didn’t think would happen for quite some time. fortunately, i have been able to complete this dream twice in one month. this specific trip i went with my darling mother to San Diego, and was also there for a business trip. it was 5 days, short and sweet, but the gold coast did not let me down.
my mom and i rented a car and drove about 3 hours up the coast, stopping at all the beaches, la jolla, carmel by the sea, coranado, point loma, mission beach, pacific beach, torrey pines, del mar, solana beach, and my favorite, encinitas… you name it, we saw it. each was beautiful and unique in their own way, and vastly different from one another. in just 30 minutes it went from pot smoking hippies to high end movie star status. it was everything i dreamed it to be.