Tara and I had planned to have Christmas dinner with my oldest friend, Henry Kikunaga. We’ve been good friends since kindergarten in Morgan Hill, CA. Over the years he and I have lived all over the states, but never near one another until recently when we some how managed to end up only 8 miles away. He is in Chula Vista and I am in downtown San Diego. Of course, we rarely see one another. He works as hard as I do and he recently had triplets. Yes, triplets.
Alas, our Christmas dinner plans were dashed because my kids were sick and we couldn’t expose the triplets. We did have a wonderful time nonetheless. We visited Mission Bay Park and then later, since we hadn’t planned for Christmas dinner, we ordered dinner from Celadon Thai. It was great, we had duck. It reminded me of “A Christmas Story”.
The day after Christmas we took the kids to the Zoo. I hope my kids will realize how lucky they are to have Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo and countless parks and beaches within a couple miles from our house.
I love San Diego. It is an idyllic place to raise kids.