Husker has traveled to all of the lower 48, some places several times. He likes to take me places that I have never gone to before. This trip was from North Texas to San Diego, followed by St. George, UT, Zion NP, Grand Junction and Fort Collins, CO, Omaha and then home. Actually, we were in Fort Collins last year, but it was on our way from Omaha, Husker's ancestral home. This year, we were on our way to Omaha.
We chose this route for reasons -- Husker's cousin, Richard, and wife, Michelle, live in San Diego. So we had a very pleasant visit with them including a day at the San Diego Zoo. We followed the zoo with an evening meal at a delightful seafood restaurant, Peohe's, on Coronado Island. The view from the restaurant was spectacular.
Richard and Michelle are planning to retire in a couple of years or so, and Richard has especially been preparing on how to enjoy his hobbies in greater depth. He has constructed a second garage next their house, and has equipped it with everything he wants for tinkering with a car -- lift, cabinetry to store tools, etc. For the fun of it, he has painted a mural on one wall based on the movie, Cars. He did a pretty good job with it. Whatdaya think?
After two nights with Richard and Michelle, we departed for the Embassy Suites in La Jolla to meet up with Husker's classmates from his alma mater, Benson High School, in Omaha. So many of them now live in California that it is practical to have a mini-reunion there. We don't live in California, but it is a good excuse to go there!
While there, we experienced a mild earthquake. Husker was out on the patio of the hotel with others from the group, and I was checking email at our laptop in our room on the 10th floor. The laptop began to vibrate across the desk, the floor vibrated, and the draperies swayed. It was followed by 2 or 3 milder tremors. I felt dizzy, but otherwise there was not much to it.
After enjoying some face time with Husker's classmates (some of whom I am now beginning to know pretty well), we departed for St. George, Utah, preparatory to visiting Zion National Park. To be continued!