We hired a car on Independence day 4th July and decided to drive 3 hours down to San diego and stay there for a couple of nights. Craig had to drive asive just passed and kier cant. The roads were crazy but we made good time in our old Ford Taures. We arrived about midday and went to our hostel in the middle of the gaslamp district which is where all the bars and resturants are located. We stayed in a six person dorm which was ok, not the best but just a base to sleep. We went out and had a look round the harbour and beach areas then went back to the hostel for the free alcohol! there was a massive firework display for the 4th july celebrations, then we went to this club with a few people we had met in the hostel, couple of americans and canadians. the next day we went to San Diego Zoo which is meant to be one of the best in the world. ive never walked so far in my life, as we underestimated how far away it was. Spent the whole day at the zoo, people at home ask kier about the panda. san diego is such a cool city with a little bit of everything.
we drove back to Santa Monica on the 6th and thats where we are at the moment. went to yankee doodles bar for some food last night. the portions are so big. they do a 24 ounce burger called the monster burger! havent tried that yet but tonight may be the night. Kier flew home today so its just me and craig left now and we fly to fiji on wednesday where hopefully ill be able to upload my photos as im struggling to find a internet cafe with access around here.