My daughter has returned home to Japan after staying a month with me here in the States. During her time here we did a lot of fun "San Diego-ey" things like taking a bicycle ride from the top of beautiful Mt. Soledad down to the seaside and exploring the La Jolla coves in a kayak, and I think she had as much fun as a thirteen-year-old teenager can admit to. She also got to improve her English skills quite a bit. Right about now she'll be arriving back in Japan and, besides being exasperated at how hot and humid it is there, she'll start the several day process of "reverse culture shock." After a month of being surprised that a "small" drink in the U.S. is so much larger than anything seen in Japan, now the reverse will happen, and she'll be unable to accept that the largest size drink the restaurant offers is just 12 oz. Of course I'm ready to go back to Japan too -- I need to eat onigiri!
We've had lots of fun doing San Diego-ey things this summer.