Friday, November 18, 2011

San Diego!

Jeremy and I spent last weekend in San Diego. I have been there a couple of times, but not since I was a kid, and Jeremy had never been!

Thursday night we stayed at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. We got in late and didn't have the opportunity to explore much, but it was a pretty nice place! Friday morning we hit the beach for breakfast. On the recommendation of the valet, we ate at Kono's. It was absolutely scrumptious! We ate at a table overlooking the coast. Not a bad way to kick off our vacation if you ask me!

After breakfast we headed north to Hemet to visit one of my very best friends, Susan and her husband Tim. Not only did we get to spend the day with our friends, but we got to meet their brand new foster-to-adopt placements! We were so honored to be among the first people to meet their new kids. I'm sorry that I cannot share photos just yet. But, let me tell you, once their adoption is final you'll have no shortage! They are happy and healthy adorable children. I'm in love already!

Saturday morning we headed back to San Diego. This time staying downtown near the Gaslamp Quarter at the W Hotel.We had never stayed at a W Hotel previously and really enjoyed our stay. They had a gorgeous roof top bar and fun trendy rooms. There is even a window seat and chalk board in the rooms! Fun!

We did get a bit of rain on our drive back to San Diego, but we still enjoyed the drive down the coast from Oceanside to SD. The remainder of the day Saturday was spent running from restaurant to restaurant, bar to bar, trying to stay out of the rain!

Sunday was a gorgeous sunny Southern California day. We were at the San Diego Zoo when they opened at 9:00 a.m. and that is precisely where we spent the entire day! 7 hours walking from exhibit to exhibit while we admired the animals and I spent some quality time with my camera.

One of our favorite restaurants that we visited was a neat little place called Craft and Commerce on the edge of Little Italy. It was a fantastic recommendation from our concierge. It was a trendy, unique, little spot. We love finding a great local spot!

I got this far into talking about our vacation and neglected to mention we did the whole trip in a 2012 Mustang convertible! Jeremy had never driven a convertible before, so we had a great time cruising around town with the top down!

The weekend getaway ended on the perfect note - an upgrade to first class!

We decided that we are going to quit our jobs, buy the $1.5 million beach house we saw in Oceanside. Sounds doable, right?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Whistler 2011

To celebrate the birthday of our good pal, Ryan Woods, we spent the weekend in Whistler, BC!

The weekend was filled with exploration, shopping, delicious food, and great company. We stayed in a cute condo in the Whistler Creek/Creekside neighborhood. Just a short drive from Whistler village. The weather was definitely chilly, only getting up to the low-mid 30's during the day. It was a great excuse to bundle up in our favorite beanies and gloves and enjoy a sunny day!

We had a great time and definitely stirred our desire to hit the mountain this winter!