Reaching the top was exhilarating. The views of both the city and ocean were fantastic and lunch was devoured. We took the same trail down, which was more of a mental test than physical (how not to fall face first down a mountain as opposed to falling backwards). We met quite a few groups of people ranging from England, Australia, and New Zealand. At one point we met some Brits who informed my friend Daniel (who was wearing a Virginia shirt) that they once "owned us." Needless to say an interesting conversation of post Revolutionary War America and President Bush managed to find its way on to the mountain. I love random conversations!
After hiking we met some friends at Tank, a sushi restaurant, for half price cocktails and sushi. Delicious. My legs were quivering by the time we sat down and although I originally thought sushi might not be a fitting food choice for dinner, it turned out to be exactly what I needed.