Thursday, July 2, 2009

What do you Know....

Patrick and I finally discovered the beautiful California we have always heard about. Last weekend we departed to La Jolla for an early anniversary trip--I must pause here and mention that I can't believe that we have already been married for almost 3 years. We stayed at La Valencia Hotel, which made our trip comparable to our honeymoon. It was an incredible trip.

7:00am-8:00am: Up early to finish packing and get ready. Dropped Patrick's electric razor in the toilet and accidentally flushed the razor attachment.

8:00am-9:00am: Stopped for frappuccino and pumpkin bread from the local coffee shop in our quaint suburb. Dropped Bailey off at Jeff and Julie's so he could hang with his girlfriend, Allie--a yellow lab, for the weekend. Stopped at Wal-Mart to buy Patrick another razor.

9:00am: Finally got on the road

11:00am-4:00pm: Spent the day at the San Diego Zoo. It was huge and full of tons of things to see. The weather was perfect. Lunch at a hotdog stand....yum.

4:00pm-6:30pm: Drove north to La Jolla to check in at La Valencia. We bought the standard room, the cheapest option, and had minimal expectations. Wow. When we got to our room, we thought they had put us in the the wrong room. We had operable french doors that opened to a patio overlooking the pool and ocean. It was gorgeous!

6:30pm-9:00pm: Back to San Diego for dinner at Olivetto, where my aunt works. Yummy Italian food and wine bar.

9:00am-10:00am: Walk to The LivingRoom for some frappuccinos

10:00am-2:00pm: Basked in the sun at the pool that overlooks the Pacific. I got lost in Twilight (don't judge) while my cool husband brought his highlighter to mark in his book The Mortification of Sin. We appreciate our differences. Paid an absurd amount for lunch at the pool.

2:30pm-4:30pm: Went on a kayaking tour that requires a blog entry of its own. It seemed more like a clip from a movie. We had a flawless trip up until the Kayaking tour. The blissful, romantic tour I had imagined was more like a baffling roller coaster of emotion. Patrick was immediately infuriated that he (we) could not master kayaking. I think he even held me exclusively responsible for not keeping the kayak in a straight line. He narrowly avoided a co-kayaker's paddle to the face, and I got sea sick. Not to mention the fact that our tour guide suggested I get in the water to help with the sickness....right before he told us about the leopard sharks that were swimming beneath us.

6:30pm-8:30pm: Another incredible dinner...this time at Acqua, compliments of my Aunt. She had everything pre-arranged for us. She ordered everything ahead of time and we were overwhelmed with not only the quality of food, but the amount of food. It was so yummy! We even got a table overlooking the sunset over the Pacific.

8:30pm-9:30pm: A little shopping on Prospect Street on our walk back home, then back to the hotel for some piano bar action.

9:30am-11:00am: Rise and Shine. The husband went to the coffee shop while I held down some seats by the pool. Then, we soaked up every last minute until check-out at noon.

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