Monday, June 11, 2012

A roadtrip to the beach ~ the recap

A good Monday morning to all of you.
:o)

I'm in a rush this morning, but I wanted to post a the few Instagrams I took this past weekend of our quick San Diego trip. And go...
Doug picked me up from work at 3:00 on Friday and we headed out of town.
~happy~

We stopped at McDonalds in Gila Bend for a bathroom break. You'd have to know Gila Bend to appreciate this photo - a broken up wagon as lawn decor.

Me. Happy for the road trip, bored with nothing to keep me busy...

5:00 p.m. coffee in hopes that we'll be able to stay awake past 9:00 p.m. {It worked and I think we made it till about midnight!}

Saturday afternoon, sitting at an outdoor bar drinking mai tai's - my man to the right of me, the beach and ocean to my left - when I received a call from Carrie who proceeded to lecture me about how many drinks I had already had and "It's only 2:00, dude!" Hello? I'm on vacation here!!!

The hotel where we stayed was on Mission Bay and we had a room with a bay view. It was so nice, and made it really easy just to stay put in our room, enjoy the view, and take some time to relax.

And at night we got to see the fireworks display from Sea World. It was so cool to see the reflection of the fireworks on the bay. {Ok, ok, so I'd had too many mai tai's to be able to figure out my big camera settings to get a decent fireworks photo.} :o)

Sunday morning we walked to the other end of the boardwalk to have breakfast at a favorite spot, and along the way I saw this cool painting on the curb:

We managed a little shopping at Sea Port Village before making the 6-hour drive back home yesterday. I picked up this silly little penguin and my Instagram caption was: "Kinda' like having Debs14 along for the ride." :o)
It was a quick trip there and back, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was a much needed get-away. This week I'll be focusing on being grateful for our little trip instead of feeling sad that it was so quick.

I totally wish we were still there!
~sigh~
Wishing a fantastic week to all who read this.

20 comments:

Ruth said...

Happy to hear that you and Doug had such a wonderful time away together.

Becky said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time - well deserved too xx

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Looks like a terrific weekend! Welcome home!

debs14 said...

Good to see Penguin's American cousin enjoying the trip too! Sounds like you had a great time with some well deserved rest and relaxation. Here's to the next one!

traci said...

good for you. nothing like a mini vacation.

Irene said...

Beautiful view from your room. I love these mini get-a-ways. It is a good way to stop and enjoy life.

Kirsti said...

Aaaw sounds like you guys had a totally awesome break Deb...we have one planned for August(child free) to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo which if you ever visit Scotland is a must do...
Hugs
Kirsti xx

Sian said...

We have friends who moved from London to San Diego, and we keep promising ourselves a visit - it looks beautiful. Just like that wagon photo.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like the perfect break.

Carrie Rosalind said...

Glad that you guys had a good weekend and jealous that I couldn't go with you! And I so did not lecture you about drinking...just reminded you to slow down a bit so that you would last longer into the night. xoxo

Mom said...

How beautiful and fun everything (and everyone!) looks! Leave it to you to find a turtle everywhere you go--and such a unique one at that! Love seeing you so happy! Love you! xoxo

Cheri said...

so happy for your fun little getaway! I could use one of those myself about now...

Alison said...

Glad to hear you had such a fun time...much deserved!
Alison xx

Karen said...

What a lovely weekend. Love the penguin.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the turtle (of course).
Rinda

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you guys had a special weekend. I bet the weather was nice, and I bet the cocktails were perfect--whenever you had them.

Beverly said...

Love that the two of you had a weekend away together to escape life and enjoy each other. Hmmm did you call Carrie when she was carrying around shopping bags of jello shots?! lol

Amy said...

Those weekends are never long enough ... sigh!

Ginger said...

So nice you could get away!

I was in San Diego a few years ago now and enjoyed it so much. Marvin and I rented a car and did some driving along the coast and then we decided to mosey on to Palm Springs - just to see it and say we'd been ya know (lots of Canadians love Palm Springs ;).

Karen said...

A well-deserved break! I love a beach vacation. We're going for a few days in August, and I'm already excited about it.

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