Friday, September 09, 2011

San Diego Unplugged 2011

We've been in San Diego for the past 2 1/2 days and last night we experienced the big power outage that spanned from Mexico to Orange County and into parts of New Mexico and Arizona. It doesn't seem like national media made too big a deal out of it, but it was a huge deal here. Millions of people without power. All of San Diego in the dark.

We were out in Escondido at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park when the power went out. So we headed back "home" again, made a quick stop at Target to pick up supplies (this is when big box stores really come in handy), and then had a cookout in Jeremy's backyard.

Loading up on Supplies

Bonfire in Jeremy's Backyard

On the walk back to our hotel we stopped at a bar (the only bar open on the strip) to ride out the power outage a little longer. I have to say, it was pretty cool to be hanging out in the complete dark. Gave a neat air to things. (Maybe it's good that I liked it because we'll definitely experience rolling blackouts in Africa. Though, they'll be more equipped to deal with them there.)

The power went back on again around 1:15 this morning. We were asleep by then, but I woke up to the sound of cheers as power was restored.

I'll write more about our travels soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay San Diego! My sister once worked at the zoo on the weekends. Have fun!! Blackouts are kind of peaceful. Amazing how much power creates noise. When out, it's an eerie peacefulness. :) -Kaiser