Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Woa! -Ish!"

Along the previously mentioned carpe diem lines, we decided to take a weekend jaunt to San Diego.  It's maybe 6 hours away.  So we thought, why not?  After work on Thursday, we got on the road.  We stopped for the night in El Centro, CA.  Michael worked from the hotel room for a few hours in the morning while Laila and I enjoyed some shopping.  Around lunch time we got back on the road.  Laila enjoyed the ride by napping and by the time she woke up, we were pulling up to our hotel.
We stayed at the Marriott Marquis right on the harbor.  We had a balcony with a beautiful view.

We started exploring the city with a sweet little ride on the surrey.  It was SUPER fun! We rode up and down the water's edge seeing the harbor, the Gas Lamp District, the huge Navy ships and of course, the iconic statue...

We walked around Sea Port Village enjoying the weather, the water and the shopping!  For dinner we enjoyed a fun little restaurant in the Gas Lamp District topped off with dessert at Ghiradelli's! YUMMY! It was the perfect evening.

The next morning was started with a swim for these two...

Then it was off to Sea World.  Our lovely Adelaide loved pointing and squealing "-ish! -ish!" (Fish, fish) everywhere we went.  We went on a few rides with her.  Ate some lunch.  Walked throught the various aquariums and exhibits and went to the Shamu, dolphin, and pet shows.  Laila was enthralled in every show, but during Shamu she would say, "Woa! -ish!"  It was so fun to have this experience with her.  She's just too cute!

Later that evening, we got back on the road to head home.  Short, but sweet weekend.  It really was so perfect.  However, lest anyone think our trip is too idealic, I did survive a rip roaring case of food poisoning the whole drive home.  I'm not going to give details about that, but it was less that glamorous that's for sure.  But I did have a wonderful husband doing anything he possibly could to make me feel better.  He really is amazing- working, organizing, and planning everything so we could have the best weekend retreat!  I'll tell ya, we are very lucky girls in our house!


  1. What a fun weekend! I wish I was 6 hours from California! Bummer about the food poisoning. That sounds like the worst thing ever.

  2. Love your outfit. Love San Diego!