Quick trip to San Diego to visit sisters

The older I get, the faster time seems to go by. I couldn’t believe it when my sister Susanne informed me that it had been more than a year and a half since we last saw each other. With a gap in my schedule, I thought I would make the six hour drive from Phoenix to San Diego for the MLK holiday weekend.

The evening I arrived Susanne had a treat in store for me, she took me to the University Club in downtown San Diego for a cocktail. The University Club is a private venue reserved for members only, one of the privileges of having a corporate job. Located atop Symphony Towers in one of downtown’s tallest buildings, The University Club boasts a stunning panoramic view of the downtown skyline.

San Diego University Club by MikesRoadTrip.com

Our next stop was to this hip new restaurant called, Kettner Exchange. Decorated in a rustic nautical theme and paying homage to William Kettner (an iconic San Diego figure from the 1920s who had strong ties with the Navy and sailing), the restaurant serves some creative and delicious items.

Ahi Tacos at Kettner Exchange by MikesRoadTrip.com

The next day hiked to the top of Mt. Helix, which is a fantastic way to start the day. The views at the top are sensational. That afternoon we went to see the movie, The Revenant, staring Leonardo Dicaprio. The film was outstanding, but difficult to watch at times.

Mt. Helix by MikesRoadTrip.com

On my final day in San Diego we met my other sister, Caryleee, for a hike up Mount Woodson to the famed, Potato Chip Rock. There is a lot of hoopla over the Potato Chip Rock hike. A quick internet search will yield a number of creative shots of brave souls who venture out on the thin, precarious, potato chip-shaped ledge to capture a daring moment in time. Click the following link to read more or to see the video on our trip to Potato Chip Rock.

Mike on the edge of Potato Chip Rock by MikesRoadTrip.com

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.