Wednesday, June 13, 2012

San Diego

{The downtown skyline of San Diego}

     We just got back from 8 days in sunny San Diego visiting my family and boy, are we tired. San Diego is the kind of place that there are so many things to do, that just sitting around isn't an option. Sure we relaxed and spent some time at the beach, but we also hit up many of the usual suspects and even squeezed in a trip to Laguna Beach and ice skating ( I know, odd). Just for the record, no falls  for Shaun or I. We had so much fun and I am sure, tired my mom out in the process. I could only imagine how she feels since we are dragging ourselves. Because we only get out to San Diego 1 time a year, we make it count by eating as much Mexican food as humanly possible before actually making the transformation into a rolled taco ourselves. Shaun also takes advantage of golfing with no humidity and we also spend as much time as possible outdoors to enjoy the San Diego scenery (just taking a guess that it has to do with no humidity also). We ate at the harbor, at the bay and had coffee on the ocean, so basically we pretty much covered all water forms besides a pool and I will take what we had over a pool any time. Until next time family and San Diego, we had a great time and we will see you soon. As difficult as it was, I narrowed down some of our highlights of the trip here with some pictures. Enjoy...

Balboa Park
Just a few blocks from the heart of San Diego, lies roughly 1200 acres of open space called Balboa Park. In addition, it houses museums, theatres, multiple cultural attractions and the San Diego Zoo. Truth be told, I don't remember if I have ever been there before so we spent an afternoon there wandering around and taking in the sights.

{Fun Facts about Laguna de las Floras.. In WWI, the Navy used the pond to train swimming and rowing to sailors: In WWII, the Navy deepened the pond and used it as a rehab pool for wounded soldiers and from 1945-1949, the pond was opened to children for swimming and adults for bait and fly casting}
Laguna Beach
We took the 1 hour 15 minute drive up north to Laguna Beach to mill around the town center and eat along the coast. It is such a picturesque little town everywhere you look. Laguna has the perfect balance between beach life and sophistication with the galleries and shops dotting the streets.

{This was our view at lunch}

 Mission Beach and Mission Bay
At least once a week, my mother and Randy go down to Mission Beach to a little coffee shop to watch the sunset. For my mom, it has been something she has done for around 10 years. In that time, she has kind of joined a group of 'randoms' that meet up everyday. And by randoms...I mean randoms. I couldn't even start to describe the walks of life that are there, but all I know is it's awesome. Some days they talk, others they just sit and gaze out at the ocean. Shaun and I went down with my mom and Randy for the afternoon and the conversation that occurred was something straight out of a Seinfeld episode. We covered everything from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Voice to toilets and sports. And since it was Shaun's first time down there, they didn't pull any punches with him. We will remember that afternoon for years to come, thanks guys.

{Our view from the coffee shop}

{Just after eating at Barefoot bar and grill at Mission Bay}

Here are some random pics of the downtown skyline and some Mexican food (already missing)

{ And no my mom is not that much taller than me, she is standing on the heels}

{Carne asada burrito}

{Rolled tacos from the best little dive around, Nico's}


  1. vous avez de la chance d'avoir du beau à San Diego car ici dans le sud de la France l'été a du mal à arriver
    biz marie

  2. C'est pas vrai....le sud de la France fait pas chaud?? Il faut bizarre à Atlanta aussi, pas tres chaud et pas le humidité(c'est pas normal pour l'été). Gros Biz.