Today’s show is brought to you by the letters S and D for San Diego.
In Europe that’s Amsterdam with its cats, cheese, tulips, smoking pipes and spectacles museums.
And I dare say a few others, with a notable mention to Zagreb in Croatia.
It’s there where a separated couple set up the Museum of Broken Relationships.
And so in the spirit of catharsis they kicked it off with their own artefacts, asked others to donate, and it took off.
It even popped up in Hollywood for a time although research shows it is in abeyance while looking for new premises.
It’s all Geek to me
Now relationship tipping points are endless and I’m sure I’m crossing off plenty.
I’d say though that an obsession with comic characters must be right up there.
Not that that’s one of them for us but I take my cue from the super geeks of The Big Bang Theory which is set in SD.
Although if you’re in LA, and you can’t get down to San Diego on this trip, you can check out the Big Bang flat set in Warner Bros studios.
Or sit in Sheldon’s place in our recreated living room, put up for us for the American Travel in Anaheim.
Child’s play in San Diego
San Diego really will bring out the big kid in you.
And we have even more to look forward to this year.
With the opening of the Sesame Place, a theme and water park in March.
There will be seven Sesame Street-themed rides, an interactive musical play area.
And 11 water attractions including one of the largest wave pools in southern California.
It’s a fantasy
Then there’s the Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park in July.
Museumgoers can expect rotating exhibits, an education centre, a 4K video theatre.
And a gift shop filled with comics, graphic novels, branded souvenirs and more. All from $14.
It’s not for nothing that it’s nicknamed America’s Finest City…
So let’s spell it out in true Sesame Street style. The letters S and D for San Diego.
How to get there
For us here in Edinburgh in Scotland we’re told Aer Lingus, Finnair and numerous operators fly to San Diego with stops and under 20 hours.