Sunday, January 12, 2020

Day 0 (Jan 10, 2020) – Crystal Symphony – San Diego to Guam – Travel Day

We begin our latest expedition with a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to San Diego. Our flight left at 3pm and arrived early (about 1 hour 25 minutes flying time). It was the best kind of flight, completely uneventful. Well, except for the entertainment - Julie watched a guy sitting one row in front of us who was asked by the flight attendants three times to buckle his seat belt. We were both waiting for them to take the plane back to the gate and kick him off, but it never happened. Oh well!!

The Symphony doesn't leave until Monday, so we have 2 full days to explore San Diego. We are staying at the Bayside Inn, about 3 blocks from bay. It is a very utilitarian hotel, not super posh, but quite acceptable. The hotel offered a shuttle from the airport (and on Monday to the cruise terminal) and we arrived easily with our 4 large suitcases.

Waiting for Shuttle, Bob noticed the cool screen design (look closely) on the structure across the street.
Temperatures were in the low 60's. This was great compared to the 19 degrees in Park City. We decided to go to dinner early and ended up in Little Italy on India Street (about half a block from our hotel). The area was really interesting and were crowded with lots and lots of people. We ate at an authentic Italian restaurant called "Sorrento". We managed to get in during happy hour, so had some nice happy hour wine and decided to split a special pizza. The main ingredient of the Diavolo pizza was crumbled sausage that was amazing. The food and atmosphere felt so much like the Italian restaurants that we visited on our Italy cruise in April. It was a great choice and we were very pleased.

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel, watched a little TV and went to bed.


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