Friday, September 3, 2010

Just the Two of Us

Last week Scott & I were able to go on a trip to San Diego in celebration of our EIGTH wedding anniversary! We haven’t been on a fun trip just the two of us since the kids were one, so it was wonderful. It was awesome to be able to just go and do something without having to get the kids all ready, etc and to go do things we wouldn’t be able to do if we had the kids with us.
We drove out to San Diego on Tuesday and got settled into our hotel—the Sheraton Hotel & Marina right on the harbor! (Thank you, Priceline!) Here are some of the views from our balcony.
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The next day we walked along the beach in Coronado for a while, then went boogie boarding. It was fun to be in the water at the same time, rather than taking turns to watch the kids on shore! After that we walked around Coronado, browsing through the little shops, walking around Hotel de Coronado (which I *love*) and looking at all the neat houses. 
The next day we drove out to La Jolla and explored Shell Beach and some little tide pools there.
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After Shell Beach, Scott convinced me to try snorkeling at La Jolla Cove. I’m *so* glad he did! Here’s the thing…I am terrified of deep water. I love the ocean, but hate deep water. (figure that one out!) So, snorkeling is a huge deal for me. But, it was SO fun. I loved it. Now, Scott and I want to go to Hawaii or on a cruise so we can try snorkeling with some more colorful fish and clearer waters.

A lifeguard we were talking to at La Jolla Cove told us about this local fish shop with awesome food, so we went there for dinner. I love checking out places like that off the beaten path. The place was packed, which is always a good sign.

The next morning Scott went to visit a residency program in San Diego while I slept in, then after we checked out of the hotel we visited the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, which was highly recommended by a friend from school. it was pretty neat. Scott loves learning about different animals and stuff like that. He wants to get a huge aquarium someday. After the aquarium we drove over to Mission Beach and walked around a little bit, got some 99cent fish tacos, then headed home.

It was so great to have fun together and de-stress a bit. The last few years have been kinda crazy, and the next couple will be, too. Who knows when we will have the opportunity to do something like this again. I’m glad we were able to go. It was just so awesome. And I love San Diego. There is a ton of stuff to see & do, and the weather is gorgeous. We didn’t even see half of what we wanted to. It’s a beautiful city. It’s nice that it is only a 5 1/2 hour drive from Arizona.

A *huge* thank you goes out to our awesome friends who watched the kids for us. The kids spent the night at a different friend’s house every night, and they had a blast while we were gone. When we got back I said to Michael, “I missed you!” and he said, ‘Why? I didn’t miss you…” Ouch! But, I’m glad they were in good hands. Every day I would text the friend who had them that day and ask how things were going, and every day I just got glowing reports of how well they were doing and how much fun they were having. It was a huge relief. I knew it would be fine, but, as a mother, you always worry, ya know.


  1. You know, I have had so many traumatic snorkeling experiences (been swept away, caught on rocks, stung by urchins) and I always go back! It's such a cool experience! Glad you had fun

  2. Finally! Been waiting to hear about your trip :) I'm so glad you guys got to escape and have a fun *belated* anniversary trip!!!

  3. Ahhh- Amazing to take a trip without the kiddos! And what a fun one you had! We HAVE to get to California before 4th year starts!!!


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