We are very happy to report that Buddy made it to San Diego. We were lucky enough to know some incredible friends that let us crash with them while we were figuring out the van situation. The picture below is when we watched the Women’s World Cup and decided to dress in matching patriotic outfits… unfortunately the USA lost in penalty kicks to Japan, but it was still a good game…
After arriving in San Diego, we took the van to a transmission shop and had a few minor repairs done and it seemed to be running smoothly. A few days later we had to make another repair and decided to try and sell the van by Tuesday and if we couldn’t find a buyer, we would just try to drive it back. Our rationale was that we could probably find a buyer quicker in California than in South Carolina and honestly, we were sick of dealing with the stress of the van breaking down and wanted to have reliable transport back home.
During the time the van was at the shop, and while it was up for sale, we had some great adventures in San Diego and our friends, the Salmons, were awesome hosts. We got to spend time snorkeling at La Jolla Shores, watching seals at Seal Beach, going to a reggae concert, experiencing the Del Mar horse races, eating some great fish tacos and of course beaching it up as much as possible.
Lauren and the girls at the Del Mar Horse Race
Seals at Seal Beach
Here’s a few of the highlights from our time in Southern Cali