Saturday, July 13, 2013

California Love

It’s that time to take a break from training/racing and tell you a little bit about our awesome weekend in San Diego.

I’ve only been to SoCal once and that was many, many moons ago when my parents took us to Disneyland.  Keith & I were so excited to get to San Diego not just to enjoy the pleasant weather but to visit his grandkids, daughter & son-in-law.  When we walked out of the terminal to the rental car bus, we were smiling almost immediately.  The weather was beautiful.  It was ever so slightly overcast but there was not a trace of humidity.   I think I’ve always been a California girl ever since living there in the 80’s and early 90’s despite the fact I’ve been in Texas for well over 20 years now.  You just can’t take the Cali outta the girl I guess.

We headed straight to Casa de Buttenob.  We love Mike & Heather’s place.  They’ve got a cute townhouse about 25 minutes from San Diego in a really cute little town that you can basically walk anywhere to.  Starbucks?  Walking distance.  Movie theatre?  Walking distance.  Wal-Mart (bleh)?  Walking distance. You get the drift.

Wednesday night we headed to San Diego for dinner at a brewery.  We all enjoyed yummy beers and pretty good food out on the patio.  While it was chilly, they had heaters and we had hoodies so it was all good.  Addison & Morgan were adorable and so well behaved! 

After my race on Thursday, we pretty much hung out most of the day.  Papa & I walked to Starbucks with Addie and then took her to the Pirate Park.  We made the mistake of calling it just the “park” and she corrected us very quickly.  Addie had a great time at the park and had us both climbing the ladder and going down the slide.  It was so much fun!  We had Lou Malnatti’s shipped to Heather & Mike so we could enjoy it with them while we were there and that was our 4th of July dinner.  That evening, we headed to the local high school parking lot to watch fireworks.  So.  Much.  Fun.  Of course, the Captain & Diet drinks Mike had been making us sure didn’t hurt. 

Friday morning I got up early and jog/hiked up this awesome trail where I got a great view of the town.  Heather & I went for pedi’s and then the whole gang headed to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (or something like that).  Addie was so cute with all the animals and was such a little cutie.  Morgan was chill as ever of course. That night, Mike & Heather had some friends over and we cooked out.  Chef Mike fixed us some very tasty steaks and artichokes (yummmmmmy).  

Saturday was our last day.  Once again, I got up early to jog/hike up the trail and then walked to Starbucks with Keith.  Mike had practice so the rest of us went and had breakfast. 

It was such a great visit and we were very sad to leave but know we’ll be back soon (at least I hope we will).

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