The big trip from Melbourne to San Diego. This day seemed to go on forever. We arrived at San Diego at dawn - effectively a few hours before we left Melbourne. Luckily Carol and I drank lots of water on the flight and did our best to catch some sleep. We felt remarkably good when we arrived. Debi picked us up at the airport which was fantastic. We travelled south via Newport Beach and San Juan Capistro. We arrived in San Diego about 4pm to settle into our hotel which was every bit as quaint and delightful as I'd hoped.