January 13, 2010
Ah, San Diego...
Yeah, it was pretty much just like that.
It was a quick weekend. It was a full weekend. But man-oh-man, was it a good weekend.
It started off a little rocky though on Friday night. We had both worked full days on gone straight to the airport so we were a little bit early for our flight. We checked in with no delay and headed immediately to the bar because, well we were on vacation and what else were we going to do? After an hour and half of unwinding we decided to make our way to the gate since it would probably be boarding soon only to find out that our flight? IT WAS CANCELLED.
Luckily they were able to get all of us on the 9:00 flight, but needless to say this put us a bit behind schedule. We finally got to our hotel -- which by the way I can not recommend highly enough (cute! conveniently located! clean! dog friendly!) -- and crapped out immediately. The following morning we were due at a 9am wedding, so we needed to get some serious beauty rest after our travel ordeal!
The wedding was and intimate ceremony in Balboa Park (which, WOW!) and then the reception was at an awesome local brewing company. And I'm starting to think you just can't go wrong with that. Love, Holy Matrimony, Beer Garden -- it's really quite the wedding trifecta, in my opinion. After the wedding we headed back to the hotel to relax before going out for a bite to eat, and if you don't think this looks like a damn good start to a Saturday night, well then I don't even know you AT ALL:
So after dinner we met up with my cousin Jenny at a bar for drinks, because really, what's a vacation without some excessive imbibing? And then somehow we ended up at a random club...let me rephrase...at DA CLUB but ohmygod it was so fun and we danced like absolute fools. Garrett and I stayed only a short time though, because I was wearing an acrylic sweater. Yes, a sweater, and have you ever tried to dance in a club in a long sleeved acrylic sweater? Well let me assure you, you would also not hang out for long -- it was HOT! And not in a cute way. So we started to head back to the hotel but got distracted by another fun looking bar, so we said what the heck! And got a drink and of course our groove on once again, which says alot for the evening, since Garrett usually hates to dance. I will let you do the mental math about how much beer we had enjoyed to make dancing sound like the best idea ever, but I will give you a hint. It involved the following variables:
So when we had had enough of dancing to songs that we enjoyed but most of the bar seemed too young to recognize (Hello, Bust-a-move? C'mon, really, youngins?) it was about 2am, so the next logical step was obviously to head to a hot dog shop, right? Right. Glad we are on the same page about that. And in case you are wondering, it was pretty much the best hot dog ever in the moment.
Sunday we headed out to Vista for a BBQ with all of Garrett's family who were in town and it was such a good time to just enjoy the amazing weather out in his aunt and uncle's backyard (hello, it's January! And in Sacramento? It feels like January) and chat the afternoon away. We couldn't have asked for a better day and when we got home Sunday night we were beat!
Monday was the day we checked out and headed home, but more importantly it was also the day we had breakfast at Brians24. And god knows the the weight of the world was on my shoulders about that!. The Monte Cristo? Well, it was just okay. I can't say it is the answer to the sweet/salty conundrum, but it hit the spot all the same. Afterwards we made sure to enjoy every last drop of the San Diego sunshine by heading over to Coronado, making our way up to La Jolla, and finishing our day with pretty much the the best bacon burger on the planet (New Year's Resolutions...whaaaaaat?) or at least in Ocean Beach. Then it was time to make our way to the airport and back to Sacramento.
After a day frolicking on the beach in the 78 degree sun, it was a bit of a rude awakening to have to go to work in the pouring rain on Tuesday morning. But hey, you take the good with the bad, and this trip was definitely a refreshing dose of goodness! Family, friends, great conversations, a wedding, too much good food, the ocean, sunshine on your back...I really couldn't have asked for a better beginning to 2010!
I can't wait to do it again!
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