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9.16.2006

San Diego

San Diego is a really pretty place. I had visited San Diego once before this last visit, but the idea that there are mountains AT the beach still astounds this east-coast girl. And because Californians are so far advanced when compared to us dumb southerners (sarcasm folks), they have some really cool gadgets and gizmos that are unavailable to me here in NC.

Let me tell you about the Wally World (aka Wal Mart). Now, no good, self-respecting southern housewife is gonna travel plumb all the way to the other side of the country without checking out the Wal-Mart. This is true, even if you are like me and you HATE Wal-Mart because it's always too crowded.

Anyway... The Wal-Mart in El Cajon (as in El Cahone, not El Cajun) has absolutely no parking. That's probably partly because the Wally World is attached to the MALL and no self-respecting San Diegan would allow themselves to be seen shopping at Wally World when there is a mall there full of overpriced stuff!!

Yes, that's right, Wally World is PART of the mall. AND, get this, it's two stories. To help you get your full cart from the bottom floor to the top floor, they had escalators installed. In between the up and down escalators was a special escalator that carried your grocery cart from floor to floor. It would be a redneck mom's dream come true. (no offense meant).

Their selection was no different than the Wally Wolrd here in NC, but it looked better and bigger.

However, the mountains at the beach and the Wal-Mart with it's grocery cart escalators are not enough to convince me to move out there. Pepole ar epiled on top of each other. The cost of living is outrageous. A house that would cost about $110K here costs about 4 times that much there. The mountains are pretty, but the ocean water is frigid. And then there's the traffic.

Holy COW!!! Is there traffic. It takes a special kind of person to drive in San Diego traffic. I am not that special. I'd become a hermit just because of the traffic.

So, all in all, San Diego is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

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