This week has been a bit of a roller-coaster with things culminating in what could’ve yielded a mental breakdown for yours truly. I was very much looking forward to a trip to San Diego when due to some circumstances beyond my control, things seemed to blow up in my face.
Add on top of that the surly bastard below me, jack-hammering to his heart’s content, and my week started to look like complete garbage.
I’m not one to give up easily though, especially when it means I get a 4-day weekend near a beach, so I set myself the parameter of finding a hotel for less than $100/night in San Diego and if I could swing that, I’d go.
After checking out Sidestep.com (which is excellent for car rentals and flights) and yielding nothing better than a 2-star in my price range, I did some googling to find a happenin’ area and came across a website devoted to it – with hotel recommendations. The recommendation was the Hilton in the Gaslamp District…at $250/night. Yikes.
Then I decided I’d go on Priceline, select the Gaslight area, and click 4-star to see if I could get a decent rate. Bam. Done.
I’m off to San Diego tomorrow with a $50 car-rental and $90/night 4-star hotel. I’m jacked. Even if I just spend everyday on the beach I’m not sure I could be more looking forward to this trip – No jack-hammering (or M.C. Hammering, or hammering of any sort), no bar that cranks it’s music below my room until 4am on the weekends, no cold, no rain, just sunny, 80-degree San Diego and a whole lot of nothing to do.