San Diego, I Really Like You

I'm back with the next post, you guys... at last! ;) I told you this was going to be a slow process... {You probably just didn't realise how slow, though, did you? Hahahaha!} Ah well... I will get there eventually - so here goes...


So after our little road trip down from Los Angeles via Carlsbad, we arrived in gorgeous San Diego mid afternoon.

San Diego is one of those cities that has a really good feeling about it. Everybody we'd spoken to before we left told us that we'd love that city, and that they could easily live there. Of course the gorgeous weather certainly helps it's case, but the city is also easy to get around, the city centre is vibey {especially at night}, the Old Town is very quaint, Coronado island was incredibly cute and boy do they have an awesome premium outlet centre in that place. +++ So, yes, I think I'd have to agree - San Diego is pretty damn fine, as far cities go. :)

We'd booked a hotel that was located quite close to Sea World, on one of the many waterways in the city. We didn't have the beach in front of us, but looked out on all the boats in the marina:

^ Here's Sarah, on our little balcony. ^

^ It was a quick walk down to the hotel pool... ^

... where we spent the rest of our first afternoon. This hotel had an awesome pool area with two water slides, a poolside restaurant and a fire pit where we had our first s'mores on our first night there.

^ Sadly this is the only decent photo we got from our time around that fire pit making those s'mores {and it's not even very decent, sorry}.  But I'm pleased we got to make those yummy treats because it was one of the things I wanted to do while we were in the States. ^

^ And here's another sad quality night photo while I'm at it. I'm including this because throughout our time over in California we got to see quite a lot of fireworks displays, thanks to the 4th of July celebrations. It was a huge treat and made our holiday feel extra special too! Thanks, America! ^

The next day, Grant took Luke to Legoland {us girls were definitely theme-parked out by then}, Jess took some down time and Sarah and I hired a peddle boat and went to see the seals.

That night we went to the Old Town for dinner and a wander around. And boy is that a cute place:

We had dinner at an amazing Mexican restaurant called Barra Barra Saloon where we were spoilt with these awesome margaritas:

^ Those things were seriously good. Mmmm. ^

^ And the food wasn't too bad, either. ;) ^

This place made me feel as if I was on the set of a Western movie!

We found a cute, old-fashioned sweet shop too, and spent quite a while choosing some delicious sweets in that place:

I really loved that Old Town! Can you tell?

And the next day we went to Sea World. But more on that in my next post. I really want to get this one out before it gets too photo heavy and you seriously start wondering where I am!


  1. I'm often drawn to water.

  2. I like these pictures on vacation, happy faces!

  3. While you dream of Summer, I think of Spring but live in the present, Winter!...:)JP

  4. Wonderful shots of loving family and looks so warm and inviting!

    Happy Week to you,

    artmusedog and carol

  5. What a fun vacation! Your family looks so happy. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  6. what a lovely vacation... wonderful photos...

  7. I dream about a see to have an opportunity to do all those things you mentioned in your list...:-)

  8. rebecca haegele5 May 2015 at 11:10

    That water is so clear!


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