Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WHW {#74}: Babymooning Part 1

Happy first What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday of 2017!
I thought I'd share with you days 1 and 2 of MG's and my babymoon to San Diego right before Christmas. 

MG and I were up super early in the morning on Monday to catch our 5:30 flight. We rode first class for both legs of our flight which meant we had some yummy breakfast and MG enjoyed the alcohol. Luckily with the time difference between PA and Cali, we arrived in Cali around 10:30am and had the whole day ahead of us.

MG and I were lucky enough to be staying at a family friends' vacation house on Coronado, who also let us use their  mini cooper while we were there (seriously, we lucked out big time) so we cabbed it to their house, dropped our bags, and explored which included soaking up the sun and warmth (mid 70's)
After we changed, we decided to walk down to the beach to see how close it was, and it was close!

We walked around and explored Coronado for a while, grabbed some snacks, scoped out our breakfast place for the next morning and then drove around San Diego. We checked out a local outdoor mall and did some last minute Christmas shopping while walking around in the gorgeous weather. 
After heading home and showering, we headed back out to watch the sun set which was gorgeous.

And then we grabbed some yummy Mexican food for dinner at Miguel's which came with chips and queso (which we stuffed ourselves on haha)
We made our way back to the house and had a very relaxed evening in since we were still adjusting to the time difference and having been up so early that day.

The next morning we got up and headed to Clayton's for breakfast which is this super cute 50's style diner that had delicious breakfast foods, a juke box, and a wrap around counter!
Then we took the mini to Torrey Pines for a 5 mile hike which provided us with a lot of beautiful views and overlooks
The bump on a hike :)

Since we were sort of close, we drove over to La Jolla to check it out and got to see the sea lions at the cove before grabbing an insanely delicious lunch at Puesto (bring on the Mexican food!)
 La Jolla is definitely gorgeous and fancy shmancy and it was fun to explore after lunch (and walk off our lunch).

We drove back to the house and relaxed around the fire pit, which became our afternoon routine, and then got ready for dinner in the Gas Lamp District at Meze Greek Fusion. We ordered the Fiery Feta Mac and Cheese--with bacon (our favorite dish), grilled calamari, greek tacos, and the meatballs.
Dinner was topped off with dessert because when you're not drinking, you get dessert :)
We got the Milopita which was basically apple pie in Phyllo dough--aaaaahhhmazing.
We rolled ourselves home and lounged on the couch for a bit before heading to bed after a long day of exploring and eating :)

That's it for today! I'll recap the last two days of our trip in another post so this one doesn't get too picture heavy.
Now it's your turn to link up and share what's hap-"pinning" with you!


25 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous home. You guys really made out well with that house and the car!!! All the food is making me so hungry. Sounds like a great start to the trip!

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  2. Perfect start to your babymoon and oh man is it nice you were able to use their house AND car!! La Jolla was my favorite part of visiting California!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. This sounds heavenly. Can't wait to hear about the next two day!

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  4. ugh i just love san diego. that is awesome you guys lucked out with the house and car - what a $ saver! and your cute self on the hike - love it! all the dessert for you girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  5. Wow this looks like an awesome trip! So much good food which is the most important part, right?! :)

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  6. What a fun start to your babymoon! You look beautiful, friend. I loved seeing San Diego and visiting La Jolla! And how freakin' cool that you had a place to stay + a car available. Looking forward to reading more about your trip!

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  7. San Diego is one of my fave places to visit! We are at Miguel's last time we visited Coronado..yum!

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  8. Feta mac and cheese?! Hold the phone that sounds like heaven in a bowl! The pics are gorgeous and what a FABULOUS home away from home!!! Great location! Can't wait to see/read more about it! XOXO, R

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  9. San Diego is on my list of places to get back to and this post just confirms it! Absolutely gorgeous out there.

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  10. I'd love to go to San Diego! Your trip looks fabulous and I love the scenery!!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  11. I love San Diego, it really is one of my favorite places! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  12. Such an amazing trip! First class and use of a beautiful home and car? Score! Love that you took that sweet lil' bump on a hike <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. What an awesome trip it looks like you had (so far!). The house is beautiful, and you obviously lucked out with the car, too.

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  14. SO insanely jealous girl! That house is so beautiful as is the firepit! All that food too, yum yum!! I definitely have San Diego on my mind and have seen so many people choosing it for a babymoon recently with all the scare of the Zika virus still going around. Glad you guys got to take a little break from the holiday craziness!

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  15. I love San Diego, its so beautiful! I haven't been in over 20 years but have such great memories. So jealous of all your yummy Mexican food! Glad y'all could get a great trip in before the little lady arrives!

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  16. This looks like a fantastic trip! Glad you all had so much fun!

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  17. Definitely some of my favorites in San Diego. Love Miguels! And the queso dip. Yum. I dream of that stuff. So glad you guys had the best time! Can't wait for part 2.

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  18. You got the perfect spot and a mini to boot!

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  19. SO.Much.Fun! I wish we had of done something like this bc its such a great idea! Cheers to the new year and the exciting things to come yalls way! xoxo

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  20. Oh wow, looks like you had a ton of fun! That 50's style diner looks adorable. And a hot tub plus fire pit? I'd be heaven! hah

    -Lauren

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  21. What an awesome babymoon! Flying in first class and then arriving to a beautiful home with a car for you to explore! I'd say that was the perfect setup to start to your adventures. I'd love to explore San Diego and the Pacific coast.

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  22. What a fun babymoon! I love that you were staying at a friend's house with their car! Your pictures are gorgeous! xx, I'm Fixin' To

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  23. What an amazing trip!! That house is gorgeous and the scenery is beautiful. So glad you two are babymooning it up!! What a special time.

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  24. What a gorgeous house! San Diego is on my bucket list for sure! It looks beautiful!

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  25. all the food sounds amazing! i rarely drink when we go out to eat, but KC does, so i totally use that bargaining chip when it comes time for dessert haha pregnant or not ;)

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