I'm Now a San Diego Native (Kind of)

Prior to launching into my “guest” post, a little background — my name’s Drew, I work for Zillow.com, Kris is one of my good friends, I send her Zillow SWAG packages full of wonderful t-shirts, and I am one of the 3 readers of Kris’ San Diego Home Blog.

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Now that that is out of the way — my trip to NAR 09 and RE BarCamp San Diego in mid-November was my first trip to San Diego; it’s the one large city on the west coast that I hadn’t visited before. But no longer — I am now an official San Diego native! Okay, not quite, but you get the point. The 5 days I was in Southern California were full of great conversations, utterly fantastic food (particularly dinner at Seville with Jim and Lorraine – I even ate Sushi!), drinks & networking, and even a TINY bit of sightseeing. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kris most of Sunday, my last day in San Diego prior to returning to the rainy Pacific Northwest. We had mimosas in Scripps Ranch, went to World Famous at Pacific Beach for lunch, and capped the day off with a drink at Kansas City Barbeque, the bar where Top Gun’s bar scenes were filmed. Top Gun was easily one of my favorite movies growing up; my youth was filled with numerous rainy days filled with playing with my Navy micro machines and role playing the spectacular F-14-Mig28 battle scenes (I even had a toy aircraft carrier) while watching Top Gun for the umpteenth time. I sincerely do love my latest souvenir — a Top Gun t-shirt that I’ve now officially certified as my new “jammy” shirt.

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Even though I’ve visited San Diego for all of 5 days, I now “feel” like a San Diego Native! I consider Kris to be one of the best writers in the RE.net, so hopefully this post lived up to expectations — both hers and and her 3 readers — and she doesn’t banish me from ever appearing here again. Will I get to write another “guest post” here at some point in the future? I’ll let the boss answer that one for me…

Lastly, thank you again for the t-shirt!!

(Editor’s Note: Drew — Mi casa, su casa! Your posts are welcome here any time — heaven knows, I need the help. And to the other two guys, Happy Thanksgiving!)

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