November 26, 2003 - San Diego, CA

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, trips don't pan out as we imagine. And so will be our remembrance for Thanksgiving 2003 in San Diego. We tried to stay easy-going and light-on-our-feet for a little holiday excursion, but it just didn't quite happen.

San Diego has a laid-back atmosphere, great weather, a group of fun attractions, and seemed perfect for a spontaneous Thanksgiving getaway. It was 70 degrees and sunny, we got a $64 a night Priceline rate at Holiday Inn by the Bay, and our goal was to take a closer look at Balboa Park and the 15 museums there.

Sounds like a fun time, right? Somehow it didn't come together. We felt stuck. As if we were slogging through knee deep mud. Like we had been asked to remain seated and couldn't get up.

And if not for the work of a late French sculptor, we might still be sitting in the Gas Lamp District in a holiday funk.

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