Monday, June 4, 2012

Weekend in Instagrams + Giveaway Winner

First, the winner! picked:

Kate, aka stinkydudette

Your username had me cracking up. Love it! Kate, please email me? Thanks! (use email button to the left, please)

So this past weekend, we took off on Friday afternoon to San Diego without a plan. No hotel was booked ahead of time. No guidebooks consulted. No Yelp research. Nothing. Which is so unlike me. I like to have at least a few restaurants in my must see eat list.

The Del from the beach.
We took off, and holy crap, the traffic was insane! It took us over five hours to cover the 120 miles that separate Los Angeles and San Diego. So I had a lot of time to find us a hotel. And we lucked into the Hotel Del Coronado. Also known as The Del. It was built in 1888 by the developers of Coronado Island. Which really is not an island, more of a peninsula, but what do I know!

My view from the poolside chair.
Our room was right off the pool, which was warmed to a 82F night and day. The kids were in love! We were also a few steps from the beach, but it was very overcast and blustery the entire weekend.  So we stuck to the heated pool, ate a lot, walked around the teeny village, took in the sites.

Nighttime, all lit up.
Inspired by all those his+hers drink shots. Him = cool microbew. Me = tap water.
Really really good pork belly noodle soup at Leroy's.
Cute paper store at night. I didn't get a chance to visit it while it was open.
My oldest wanted this shirt. What can I say? He's 13. I didn't buy it.
Love weekends spent as a tourist. I usually come home so inspired to cook, scrap, and travel some more. Currently plotting a trip to Ojai!


Kim Watson June 7, 2012 at 1:36 AM  

Hello friend! Love your take on life through the lens, very cool... the NUTS T-shirt cracked me up! I want one too!

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