We started with breakfast at the rooftop bar. It was around 9 degrees and decidedly chilly. They had a number of patio heaters in use which made it bearable. Darlene had a large cup and a huge tea bag but took it in her stride. Still not as good as tea at home.
We headed out for our shopping day around 10 am and headed for the factory outlet malls just this side of the Mexico border. We caught the light rail most of the way there and a short bus trip dropped us right at the mall. It is an outdoor mall about 12 miles out of town. We paid $5 each for unlimited daily daily travel and another $2 for each Compass card. We purchased these from a vending machine at the nearby tram stop. We caught the blue line to San Ysindos and then travelled one stop on the 706 bus. The bus travel was included in the $5 we paid.
We spent the whole day there leaving around 4pm. It was pleasant in the sun but cold in the shade. The maximum was 15 degrees. We purchased a suitcase to carry all the bits and pieces back in. We are allowed 2 pieces of checked luggage each on the Qantas flight so it will not be a problem.
Om the way back we caught the 707 bus. It runs the same route but in the other direction. We walked the 3 blocks back to our hotel and took advantage of the evening glass of wine available at reception. We have watched the news and are now heading up to the happy hour on the roof.
Now that the shopping is done tomorrow is San Diego sightseeing.