Chris hasn’t been home to Texas in more than two years, so it seems strange that since then we’ve been to both San Diego and Singapore, of all places, twice. Last time we were in San Diego we stayed on Coronado Island; this time we’re harbor-side in Point Loma. We celebrated our anniversary in a sun-drenched Old Town courtyard, mariachi music drifting over the bougainvillea to our table. The next night Grandfather took us to Fish House Vera Cruise for a Father’s Day dinner. One afternoon we even had time to grab some ice cream on Mission Beach. After the weekend Chris was back to work at his Search and Rescue conference, but one evening, tired of overeating, we took some bread, cheese and oranges we’d hand-picked at Grandfather’s house over Point Loma to Sunset Cliffs. Despite San Diego’s “May gray, June gloom” we’d had lovely weather…until clouds took over and completely obscured anything resembling a sunset. Oh well. We had a pretty nice time anyway. Overall, it was nice to enjoy some of our favorite things about America together: Ameri-Mex food, easily accessed beaches, burgers, driving on the right, understanding people, newly released movies, delicious salads. And before we knew it, our plane back to Japan was beckoning. We’re headed for the final home stretch!