I have my promised California pictures!
Our trip was even better than what I had expected! AND I high expectations!
Considering that we only paid $45 a night for our hotel, it was really quite nice! It was clean, the workers there were friendly AND it had a pool & hot tub. Not bad at all :)
I had expected that Dan would work a lot down there and I would be alone quite a bit, but in fact he had A LOT of time off. Which meant we could go on more adventures. We went on an adventure every single day that we were down there. We discovered a lot of amazing beaches, gorgeous hiking spots and great places for a delicious nightly treat! Not to mention I shopped a lot!
I made a friend on my flight from Chicago to San Diego and we went out on a lunch & shopping date. So all in all I expected to be alone often and that was just not the case :)
It was refreshing, relaxing and an adventure. It was exactly what I needed.
Here are some pictures from our two week adventure in San Diego.
Dan and I on our hike at Torrey Pines Reserve.
(taken from here)See what I mean? Gorgeous.
Our next adventure was visiting Lajolla Beach. We went there with the intention of checking out the shopping along the beach but we were met with a pleasant surprise!
We parked our car along the beach and we were like ewwww, it's so stinky here! I said it was probably the sea food restaurant beside where we were parked & then we decided that we for sure did not want to eat there because it smelt way tooooo funky.
THEN we walked closer to the beach and we saw like a hundred seals!
SEALS! Right before my eyes, just chillin on the beach!
Maybe for all of my west coast friends this isn't that exciting, but to me it was like the best thing ever.
At the end of our long walk along the beach we stopped in for some hazelnut coffee and bread bowl soup at panera. Oh baby.
Also the rides were so cool. The 3d rides were the most fun! Although I get motion sick, the rides were totally worth the nauseous feeling I felt. You must go on the transformers ride. You need to go there, like right now.
When we first got to the park we took an hour tour of the studios! It was so neat to see the sets from some of the movies I love. This is Dan and I on the trolley for the tour.
From back to the future!
The Bates Motel from Hitchcock's "Psycho." Classic.
We ended our day with Mexican food and a stroll down Hollywood blvd.
I had a great trip with the love of my life and it was exactly what I needed.
Although I am still sad, I am feeling overwhelmingly blessed.
Happy Monday friends!