Old Town, site of the first European settlement on the west coast. It's a state park. We parked in a free lot and walked around the historic area, going into the museums and shops.
There are places to check out on the streets surrounding the official Old Town Park, but I felt awful so we headed back to the hotel. We hadn't walked around the entire Gaslamp Quarter, so on our drive back, we drove up and down every street just so we could we see all of it! Then we had a brief rest and a long debate about dinner. I didn't have much appetite, so I considered saying yes to sushi since I wouldn't be able to taste my food anyway, but then I wondered if that might make me feel sicker. We perused our Yelp app, hotel info, hemmed and hawed. Finally, we said dinner in Gaslamp so we wouldn't have to drive or walk much. Then I said dinner within a block to block and a half because I felt so sick. And we settled on Bice Ristorante.
We didn't order any wine. I did order iced tea, which was a bottle of Republic of Tea peach iced tea.
I didn't know this, but Bice is known for their cheese bar. They have many, many cheeses. Our server was really excited about cheese, and SP was all over the cheese appetizer, but I got kind of grumpy with SP because I felt rushed and my brain was having a hard time processing things. In the end, we decided to have an appetizer of 3 cheeses for $17, cheeses selected by the cheese lady. She brought them over and explained them to us.
If I hadn't been sick, I am sure we would have enjoyed some wine or one of the yummy sounding cocktails, maybe another appetizer, maybe a side dish, but I just couldn't. The cheese, bread, ravioli, and tiramisu were enough for me.
For a spur of the moment selection, we were very pleasantly surprised. I can't say enough how fantastic our server was or how helpful and friendly the staff was. I just wish I had felt better and could have interacted more and enjoyed things more. The food was delicious, and if we return to San Diego, Bice would definitely be on our list of places to go.
After dinner, we stopped at CVS for more medicine. They must be wondering about SP! Early in the week he was there for sinus medicine for himself. Then he went back and bought me allergy medicine (prior to getting sick, my allergies were awful, San Diego was experiencing a very high pollen count when we were there), and then we went back for cold medicine!!! We spent $20-$25 on medicine when we were on vacation!
Sadly, our San Diego trip did not end well. Our hotel room neighbor was having what we called a 'frat party' Saturday night. I have no idea how many people were in that room, but they were definitely young men, whooping it up, drinking a lot, talking loudly, we could hear every word, and believe me, we do not enjoy being privy to frat boy conversations about whose girlfriend is better in the bedroom. We called security twice, but it never really quieted down, and after a brief respite when they actually left to go bar hopping, they returned to puke and we were treated to loud barf noises around 2 am.
Of course, I had my ear plugs, so I missed most of the noise. I went to bed at 8:30 pm. I woke up around midnight when SP was trying to feel my head. He said I was burning up and had a fever. I just ignored him and went back to sleep!