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San Diego Weekend - Running, Padres, and Earthquake!

Old Jun 23rd, 2010, 03:38 PM
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They say there is no such thing as earthquake weather, but I swear there are certain times that my friends and I(California natives) look at each other and mumble something about it being earthquake weather.

Unless the ground is shaking hard enough to feel like I'm in the funhouse trying to navigate the shaky floor section I don't get too worried. Generally, it's all over before the realization hits that an earthquake is occurring.

SusanCS--very unlikely that you will encounter one, and if you do, it will only be another interesting experience in your visit.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2010, 03:40 PM
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Queenie..hope you don't think I was making fun of you..I wasn't!
I'm like George Costanza of Seinfeld when an earthquake is a rock and rolling and pushing people out of the way and running out my home.

SusanCS..you'll be fine!
Our design of hotels and infrastructure is set up better than any other big city and the other good news is the big fault is about 100 miles from downtown SD.

Have a great time and us Native SD will take good care of you!
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Old Jun 23rd, 2010, 03:53 PM
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"maitaitom, may I borrow your cats?"

They are always available for "Quake Duty." You can't miss them. They have a little sign that says, "I Work For Treats." Hope your trip is Quake-free.

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Old Jun 23rd, 2010, 10:14 PM
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susan, your hotel room should have details posted somewhere telling you what to do in case of an earthquake. You're almost certainly safer in your room, away from windows(in case the glass breaks)than going outside where the glass may rain down on you.
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Old Jun 24th, 2010, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for all the input everyone.

Upon reflection, I don't think it was the earthquake that bothered me as it was over quickly. It was the swaying. Hotel security said the building was constructed to sway 20 feet off center. Apparently, after the Easter quake it swayed for 15 minutes. I think I was feeling motion sick.

My husband equated it to trying to walk up the aisle on a train moving thru the Alps.

Susan SC, I understand your apprehension. I seriously wanted to stay in the lobby after it happened. But it was all quickly forgotten, and we enjoyed the rest of our trip. Statistically your chances of feeling anything are slim. Have fun!
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As to Padres attendance, there is so much to do in SD that baseball games haven't been an especially big draw except for the year the new stadium opened (2004?). Attendance is running about 1,000 per game below last year, even though the team has a much better record and has been atop the mediocre NL West for most of the season. You might think the year-to-year attendance comparison would get better during the Summer, what with a winning team, but last year the Padres finished the season very strong, so the attendance comparison gets tougher. Last week the team got 25,000 or so for its last games before going on the road.

It is a beautiful park with almost-guaranteed good weather (although often a bit chilly at night in May, June, and even July), making for a very positive experience without even considering what is happening on the field. We went to a night game two weeks ago and usually atttend 2-3 games per year.
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