While I’m typically not one to participate in the “NorCal” versus “SoCal” battle (having lived extended amounts of time in both), there is one thing that Northern California has that is unbeatable: the water. Tap water here tastes so good. It came back to my mind after drinking tap water in San Diego, which tasted metallic, odd and just not very good. Up here in SF, the water supply from the tap is as good as anything bought in a bottle, or even better. It has that almost buttery quality. Yum.
Last weekend a couple of us went down to San Diego for Austin’s bachlor party. Dan and I got in late on Friday and we managed to catch a late showing of Spiderman 3 (awful by the way). Saturday got started nice and early at 8am at Pipes, then we drove to Ramona and spent until about 4pm paintballing. It was my first time going and it turned out a lot more fun then I thought it’d be.
I didn’t get terribly bruised up thankfully although I did take quite a few shots. Austin’s right arm and back ended up blue and purple. We calculated given the amount of games we played and the amount of ammo shot, we had a 1.4% hit rate. Pretty pathetic showing on our part, but it was still a whole lot of fun.
After checking splitting up for a few hours in the afternoon our group reconvened in Gaslamp for dinner and barhopping. Downtown San Diego is quite a bit cooler than I remember it before. Lots of new bars, places to eat, condos, etc and totally happening. It was wierd to be back in San Diego; I havn’t been down in some two years or so, which made it even more interesting to see how things had changed, how things haden’t and to drive around. As Dan and I were going between different locations like Solano Beach, Del Mar, Gaslamp, UTC, etc it reminded us a lot driving between neighbourhoods in SF except that you have to reach the ones in SD by car and freeways. Being back down really brought on a sense of nostaliga, too.
Sunday we hit up Cody’s for lunch and then hung out with some of our friends in the Solano Beach area before we had dinner with Austin and then got on our flight back to Oakland. Great trip and I get to go back down in three weeks for the wedding (but not before Vegas with the old high school gang this weekend!). Pictures from the bachlor party are posted, too.