Truthfully, while I love going outdoors with Roan, hiking has never been my forte. This takes me back to that hike up (1,000+ steps) to the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi, Thailand on our honeymoon when I started to feel sick halfway through. I also wouldn’t deny the fact that I whined about the struggle 95% of the time, hence taking us longer to reach the summit than usual. If you’re the type who tends to race to get to the [non-existent] finish line, then I’m not your best hiking buddy.
Confession time! In spite of having the biggest storage memory on my iPhone, I’m not comfortable keeping a lot of photos and videos in my media gallery. Maybe it’s just me, but doing so makes me anxious that I risk getting rid of them altogether at once. This weekend, I did just that. I transferred some of our travel photos to my external hard drive, and sent most of the edited ones to Roan for additional backup.
If you’re visiting San Diego, it’s of vital importance to go to Balboa Park. The park is so big that you don’t really need to go to every museum or attraction in a day. Balboa Park is packed with a lot of attractions and museums, which are perfect for locals and tourists alike. To be quite honest with you all, I’ve been to this place three times since April. The first was with Roan, the second was with Dad, then the third was with my Auntie Marie.
When Roan started planning our itinerary for Dad’s visit last June, we brainstormed on possible activities Dad might be interested in. When the idea of making a trip to the USS Midway Museum popped up, I thought it’s something both Dad and I would enjoy. I mean, playing tourists with my favorite people is always a good idea!
Among the first historical places Roan took me when I arrived in America was in Old Town San Diego. In my attempt to clear an accumulation of two months worth of photo backlog in my gallery, I’ll showcase some of my favorite shots from our day trip there. I think we went there on the same day we visited the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.
Happy 4th of July! It’s my first time taking part in one of the most celebrated holidays here in America, and I seriously don’t know what to expect. My Auntie Marie is spending the 4th of July weekend with us, so it should be interesting! Both Roan and I are excited to have her over since, like Dad, she hasn’t been to this part of California before.
For a first-timer in the US like myself, San Diego is a benchmark pretty difficult to live up to. I’ve read and heard a lot about California since the majority of the Filipino immigrants are settled there, but no one has told me how beautiful San Diego is until I saw it for myself. Living in the North San Diego County is like living a dream, and I can’t wait to discover more about this city. While living in San Diego is costly compared to the other states Roan has lived in, we are adamant in staying in the city for as long as we can afford. Who says no to perfect weather all year round?
WARNING: Photo-heavy post ahead.