Next stop was for a short visit with some old friends of mine and Mike's - we worked with Gail and Elaine at the San Francisco RV Resort back in 2007. Both couples were there because we had sons in the area - needless to say, we became pretty good friends. They now live in El Cajon, both are in good health, and we had a nice visit and it seemed like we caught up on our lives in the hour that we had together. A short but sweet visit.
On to our hotel in downtown San Diego - my niece made the reservation for us and got us a really good rate - there was a glitch though. We were not made aware that the cost to park our car was going to be $48/night and there was a $100 charge for pets PLUS $25/dog/night - an additional $300 that we were not willing to pay. Sorry, Ashley! We cancelled the reservation and headed to the La Quinta (pet friendly) hotel in Old Town - very nice accommodations in a really cool part of town. All is well.
We had drinks and ordered pizza for delivery for dinner and settled in for a good night's rest. Just as we were settling in to watch some TV, the power went out and stayed out for almost an hour. Nobody knew the cause but some guest said that they saw fire trucks down the street.