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It was the eighth night of my trip called #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) and everything was superb.

I made an impulse decision to stop at the Walmart in Murphy Canyon and things disintegrated quickly.

I was in the men’s department checking out sports’ hats when a cute young lady was suddenly standing next to me. Before I looked at her, she spoke and asked “Who is your team?”

I looked at her and said “probably Padres” and she nodded. I returned serve and she offered a horrible answer.

“CHARGERS,” she said proudly.

She certainly saw my face turn to a look of disgust and I’m sure my tone of voice wasn’t so friendly as I interrogated her.

She blabbered something about how Chargers are like family and you have to stick with family.

The woman knew it was time to depart and said “Have a good night.”

Really? How am I possibly going to have a good night when I just encountered someone in San Diego being perfectly fine with the team no longer being in SAN DIEGO?

Vacation ruined.

For most of my 11 days in my hometown, there were very few signs the Chargers even exist. Nobody was talking about them and it was like out of sight, out of mind.

Which is exactly what the Chargers deserve.

So now that you know the lowlight of my vacation, check out all the highlights. The best thing for you is you don’t even have to talk to me to learn how awesome my latest vacation went.

Welcome to the latest version of Vacation by Tweets:

 

JULY 20

I don’t have a name for my vacation and I will be at the airport in less than 11 hours. … this is officially a problem.

 

JULY 21

At Boise Airport… #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) is official name of vacation

#BoiseState gear already on clearance — before the first loss that empties the bandwagon. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) picture link –https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/888422128328081408

Outside the awesome San Diego airport … vacation is real … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/888469959730384896

Really? The Today Show didn’t know if it was Idaho or Iowa? No problem – I didn’t even know the show still exists. #NonFactorThisCentury … The Great American Eclipse is coming: How to catch the best views http://on.today.com/2vkKjs4

Walking through the old neighborhood … and this appears … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/888616543701024768

 

JULY 22

Hey, the recently unveiled Tony Gwynn statue at Lake Poway. … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/888882965312290817

Great collection of Tony Gwynn memorabilia at AleSmith Brewing … would show you but no photos/video allowed … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs)

Sources say this legend has a gig at the #BellyUp on Wed while I am in #SanDiego … talk about good fortune … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … https://twitter.com/JohnWaitesinger/status/888432605716111361

 

JULY 23

That highlight point of any vacation home has arrived … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/889237257730875392

 

JULY 24

Sure looks like I am sitting front row for free for Mets vs Padres … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/889674263325573120

Some 30-year-old guy named Dusty Coleman with ZERO MLB hits is playing shortstop for #Padres#MiserableFailures #VacationWithNoCharge(rs)

Cleaned my dad’s brick as people trampled to the exits at Petco Park … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/889716630825050112

Watching news & the weather person goes by Dagmar Midcap – @DagmarNBCSD – & she is all kinds of amazing & fabulous #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … copy of Dagmar’s reply: Thanks but turtles make the best forecasters

 

JULY 25

Hey, Mona Lisa pizza. The absolute best in San Diego … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/889947516002684928

Traditional visit to my dad’s gravesite … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/889974632412987393

Thanks iPhone & Twitter for conspiring to post this picture upside down … no doctoring photos scandal here … #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/889974632412987393

Odds are high that I’m getting exercise at Lake Murray. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/890043342708391937

 

JULY 26

What great fortune that legendary John Waite plays the BellyUp tonight. You know where to find me later tonight. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs)

The great John Waite signing the former No. 1 hit When I See You Smile at the Belly Up. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/890429038774190081

 

JULY 27

Qualcomm stadium looking lonely and rundown. Will be lonely all football season. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/890697884651331584

Apparently, CA beginning push to secede from Union. Hmm, would I need passport for future travel? Swear I didn’t vote for Trump? Or just LOL

High atop famous Cowles Mountain. If it weren’t overcast, we would see downtown San Diego. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/890770533507186689

Concluding my seventh night in San Diego & haven’t seen one “Chargers” cap or shirt. Good riddance Spanos clowns. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs)

 

JULY 28

Who allowed this inside the Mission Valley Target? Rest of the row (14 more) San Diego State. #VacationWithNoCharge … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/891059213077585920

Sources say a tire shop & Albertsons among first commits for prime corner at Eagle & Fairview. What a waste. Should build ballpark for Hawks

More In-N-Out!! #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/891148629729132544

Cute girl at store asks me “Who is your team?” When I return serve, she says CHARGERS. Terrible. Vacation ruined. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … OH SORRY, didn’t take a picture of said cute girl

Guess some people didn’t get the message the first time: Quit writing about Lonzo’s dad. Don’t answer his calls. Don’t think about him.

 

JULY 29

Barely hanging on Qualcomm through trolley window. #VacationWithNoChargers … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/891439608952532993

Beyond RCF at Petco Park. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/891477652686594048

Starling Marte, PED user, up at the plate. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/891483589887406080

Padres win. Putting heat on the Dodgers. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/891501562605879296

Ugh. Just saw old dude wearing a CHARGERS hat. In downtown San Diego. Must have CTE. This on Night Nine of #VacationWithNoCharge(rs)

Dang, someone just came on trolley wearing a Ryan Mathews Chargers jersey. Ouch. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs)

 

JULY 31

A second Mona Lisa pizza on one vacation! Being me rules! #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) … picture link — https://twitter.com/MrSportsBlog/status/892119534999527424

Remember, #Dodgers haven’t been to #WorldSeries since 1988 despite tons of big trades & billions spent. #Padres were in WS in 1998. #Facts

Gone from 70-degree paradise to 100-degree sauna. #VacationWithNoCharge(rs) is over.