July 18 - SDCC Day 1
After 6 hours of travel the day before (him coming from Hawaii and me from Virginia) we were burned out, but happy to see each other after seven months. Picked up our friends from the bus station, had a good meal at Cafe21—which was so delicious!—then went to sleep.
Lined up for our badges, and off we went! I swear Greg’s eyes were as big as golf balls. He was like a little kid pointing and looking at everything. I could have added more photos to this collage from this first day but I feel like making a photo collage per day from our trip (way too late to post, apologies)
We’ve been up since 5 AM and we were hungry so after a quick search at Yelp (a lifesaver, I tell you) we found this place called J. Wok which is a modern Asian fusion restaurant. I could gush more about San Diego’s fantastic restaurants, but maybe for another post, lol. I had the best pad see ew I’ve ever tried in my life.
Walking back to the convention center we saw the Godzilla Encounter building around the corner. Funny thing is, there were ‘time sections’ where only people who reserved can come in at a certain time? But the lady let us sneak in. That was a first! :) It was very funny and enjoyable up until the end… *spoilers*
We had about two hours till we meet my friend Allan’s friends for dinner, so we went back to the hotel to freshen up. Changed my top, washed my face, and around 6 PM went to the Gaslamp District.
We had dinner with good company; especially when eating with your hands, you really can’t take anything seriously. We ate at Crab Hut, another fantastic restaurant that I wish we had here in the East Coast. What I liked about this dinner is that we didn’t know Allan’s friends prior, but we all got along so well. I even found out one of them really really wanted to go to Comic Con, and since I wasn’t going in the Friday event, I lent him my ID. After dinner we went to the Ghiardelli Ice Cream Shop and shared a big ass bowl of vanilla ice cream with fudge brownies.
Pretty sure we all passed out that night. But isn’t that nice? Its the good kind of tired.