We spent the Labor Day weekend in Escondido and Julian, both near San Diego. We hit the Wild Animal Park in Escondido. The WAP was until 9pm over the weekend, so we managed to visit during the late afternoon/early evening and avoid the hot summer sun. We stayed in the HoJo Escondido, which I thought would be cute and kitschy (my first time at a HoJo), but in reality was dumpy and sketchy. In Julian, we stayed at the historic Julian Hotel, built by a former slave over a hundred years ago. The older I get, the more I interested I am in where I stay. I'll post pics of the animals and Julian soon.
We were on the road to Julian when Agassi lost to B. Becker. I wish I'd seen it. I remember when Agassi first came onto the scene in the mid-80s. My parents, like many Asian parents, signed me up for tennis lessons and hoped that I would really take to the game. The only thing that stuck was that I liked watching grand slams on tv. Over the years, I've like Lendl, Edberg (huge crush-- probably the last blonde guy I ever thought was hot), Martina and Steffi Graf (in her later years). I never liked Connors, Sampras (Boring), Chris Evert (also Boring), Boris Becker (annoying) or Martina Hingis (bitch). I can't get too revved up by any of the new players, although I do like Federer, James Blake and Justine Henin-Hardenne.