Monday, May 31, 2010

San Diego Day 1

Since we started dating, Jason and I have always said that we want to make trips out of our anniversaries, so we've started our first anniversary BIG! We're in San Diego for 8 days, ending our trip with the San Diego marathon on June 6. Say a prayer for us next Sunday if you think about it--- we're just trying to finish!

I've never been to San Diego before, Jason has been twice. It's always fun being in a new place with him because he's definitely the ultimate tour guide and he can remember exactly where we are and where we need to go. He's good:)

We landed in SD at 10am, picked up our rental car (a Chevy Caliber that we've appropriately named Cali), and headed to In n Out burger. Always a delight! I even ate french fries--- which I haven't done in quite some time! They were worth every calorie:) DELISH!

After lunch we hopped in the car to drive around and figure out a few things we wanted to do, and we stumbled upon La Jolla cave (just to the right in this pic) and it was such a cute town. Great shops, neat restaurants and lots of beautiful beaches.

We made it to Torrey Pines for a few pictures as well. Maybe we didn't see the "championship" course, but the club house was not exciting... they had signs made with plastic tarps. Weird. However, the lodge was gorgeous! We headed to the outlets from Torrey Pines, and oh my goodness... packed. SO many people. There was no parking anywhere. We finally saw a family with two babies leaving... we stopped as they got to their car, put on our turn signal and waited... and waited... and waited... as they changed both diapers. I was so frustrated. I mean, I get it... babies need their diapers changed. But goodness gracious, there is always a McDonald's right near by to use their parking lot-especially when you KNOW a million people are fighting for your parking spot! So inconsiderate.

We're staying at Navy lodges in SD and they're awesome! We have a great room, with a great ocean view and super cozy bed. Our first lodge is less than a mile from the Hotel del Cornado. The "Del" as the people call it around here is absolutely stunning!

We wrapped up the night at Miguel's, a little mexican restaurant right in the heart of Coronado. This place was great! We could definitely eat back here again, although we're trying to get our "unhealthy fixes" out of the way before Wednesday or Thursday so we feel good for the 26.2 miles we'll run on Sunday. Anyway, Miguel's was an hour wait; however, they gave you chips and salsa to sit and eat while you wait... then once you were seated, they served an incredible queso with jalapenos. YUMMY!
San Diego is everything I had hoped for and more thus far--- we're headed to the beach today!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're having a great time!! I recommend rollerblading or biking around the Coronado Island!!! Good luck with your run, I am even more impressed you're doing it at the end of the vaca- now that's accountability! LOVE.