When I returned to my San Diego home in September, this was my welcome meal.
I always take a long time to stare at my favorite trio buddy pic...
Jenn and I went hunting for good camping and magically happened upon Oak Grove in the Cleveland National Forest. This was our view upon waking up...
...and this was our tree...
...where we spent much of the day.
We rushed home so these two could go to the prom.
And I went to DR STRANGELOVE under the stars with Bassemah. DVD projection, but still great.
I think this is the breakfast where Micah told me, "You look old now." and when pressed to explain further, " You have wrinkles all over your body now." Kids at least are honest with you about your wrinkles, spots, mustaches and apparent pregnancies...
So I thought I might as well let it all out and fry my wrinkly body some more at Coronado beach.
After some fits and starts, we went on a spontaneous end-of-the-day trip to Mexico. This is TJ and the wall (so reassuring) from el otro lado...
...and the view behind me. God bless America.
We got stuck in a sunset traffic jam, but it was okay because we were in an exciting foreign land.
James chauffeured us while Jenn and I sat in the back seat so we could feel the subwoofer on all the Mariah Carey songs we were listening to.
Margaritas with cheap tequila upon arrival at sundown...
...and cigars (me: "Son cubanos?" server: "Sí son cubanos. Cubanos hechos en México.")...
...mean we're staying overnight in Mexico. Yippy!
For $15 each, we get this view and our own rooms and LOTS of toilet paper.
At this rate we can afford breakfast!
We headed down to the beach before hitting the road back to el norte. Jenn showed us the way.
Then, once we got there, she inspected her split ends as I devoured her with love.
James was more receptive.
Take that, Jenn!
The happy couple coupling happily.
But three is company too!
Too much going on. Adios, La Fonda!
I see it there in the distance, the land of crappy coffee!
On my last night we made homemade dumplings, first with whole wheat flower so they're thick and nutritious and hearty...
...then dozens and dozens more, each one carefully contemplated and discussed.
Goodbye, San Diego!
...and hello again...