Monday, February 28, 2011

San Diego Day 1

I am back from a fabulous long weekend in the sunny San Diego! I was very disappointed when I checked the weather Wednesday night before leaving and saw rain all 3 days we were going to be there and temps in the 50's. Once I arrived, the weather wasn't quite as bad as the Weather Channel app had suggested, but still wasn't the lovely sunny 70 degree weather you're supposed to see in San Diego. We still managed to have a blast and I can't wait to share my hundreds of pictures with everyone. I took so many I'm gonna split these posts up in to our days there. So, here we go...

Day 1 -

I arrived in San Diego really late Thursday night and took a cab to meet John at our hotel he had already checked into the day before. We just went to bed Thursday night and John got up early Friday morning for his last day of his conference that was taking place there.

I slept a little late then decided I needed to get out of the room to get some breakfast and not waste any time seeing San Diego.


lookin like a tourist...

Since it was late the night before when I got in, I didn't even realize where our hotel was. I paid very little attention while I was in the cab. Once I got up and got ready, I opened our curtains and found out we had a patio and found this view...



But imagine my surprise when I left the room and came downstairs and found this looking straight at me!


I didn't even realize our hotel was on the water...

I decided to have breakfast in our hotel restaurant, Elephant and Castle. This was the first time I had ever eaten a meal alone! The waiter was super nice and even told me of some places I could go visit while John was in his class.



After breakfast, I walked down Harbor street taking in the beautiful weather and sights. I am so glad I decided to walk instead of taking a cab or the hotel shuttle. It was about a mile walk down to Seaport Village, but it was so nice.








Coronado Bridge in the background





I walked around Seaport Village for about an hour and then John decided he was going to sneak out of class early ;) His conference was right by Seaport Village so he met me out there for some lunch, more shopping and of course, dessert!




My diet went out the window on day 1 ;)


our view at lunch... gorgeous.


pretty ring I treated myself to


Frosted Robin Cupcakes




chocolate, chocolate and blue vanilla, and vanilla cupcakes





We got back to the hotel for some rest and decided to ask if they had a room with a bay view. We got up stairs to our new room and found this outside of our balcony.


much better!





After some rest we decided to take the ferry over to Coronado Island to check it out.




Coronado Bridge


beautiful San Diego skyline from Coronado Island











We made our way back on the ferry, went back to the hotel and changed and went out to dinner in the Gaslamp district. While waiting on our table we walked around a little bit and decided this was our favorite area of San Diego so far.






Petco Park


dinner...


grill your own steaks







And then it was dessert time...







Stay tuned for Day 2 & 3!



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