J: We drove to San Diego late and it was dark by the time we got there, being efficient with money we didn't bother with a camp site as we wanted an early start so we just pulled up outside someone's house for the night.
In the morning they woke us up going to work I guess. We set off to the old town but nothing opened until 10am. Thankfully the toilets were open at least for a quick freshen up. We stopped at a Trader Joes (don't you love that shop name) and stocked up on basics for breakfast and lunch etc. We made a little plan for a couple of days then found out that using the radio for 30 mins flattened the battery; thankfully we had jump leads in the boot and found a nice lady to help us out.
Once we got back to the Old Town it was buzzing and an amazing place to visit. It was a throw back in time with actors making it feel like you had time travelled. It was interesting to see the large Mexican influence to the area.
S: I had done a little research as usual and we headed towards the USS Midway. It was a massive naval aircraft carrier docked and decommissioned for tourists to look around. After parking the car and a man helping us pay for the parking as we didn't have enough quarters we headed in. James was in his element and we started down in the sleeping quarters, wow those guys did well to sleep at all, such cramped conditions. Then we went to check out the planes and helicopters, and I had to go top up the car parking meter lol. The planes were cool and they had volunteers that had worked on the ship giving talks about how they use to catch the planes landing on the ship and how the English influenced a tilted runway. It was very interesting and we had a tour around the bridge and realised what a job the captain must have had. It was a brilliant way to spend the afternoon and James had been like a huge kid the whole way through. We spent the night in a park and it was so cold we got the sleeping bags out as well as the duvet. Both of us are not enjoying this cold weather and wishing it was slightly warmer.