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Monday, April 25, 2016

Our Weekend in San Diego

San Diego has quickly climbed the list of my favourite places to visit. As we hung around the pool and the beach on this trip I kept imagining living there - even though the act of making that move would go against everything we are trying to do with our life. Regardless, we had a wonderful time, especially spending time with Brett's sister and her fiancĂ© over the weekend. 

We began our weekend at the Farmer's Market in Little Italy in Downtown San Diego. We had discovered it last year and bought some snap peas and strawberries since we were staying in a hotel. This time we went with the intention of buying lots of yummy groceries to bring back to the trailer, and we succeeded. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Cara Cara Oranges, Asparagus, snap peas, bread, eggs and other tasty goodies made it into our bag. 


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With food to eat, we headed back to the RV Resort and packed up to head to the beach. We met Brett's sister and her fiancĂ© at the beach at La Jolla shores and spent a wonderful afternoon playing in the sand and waves. 


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There's nothing I love more than to see my family enjoying time outdoors, getting some vitamin C and, of course, dirt under their fingernails. We got a video of Nolan's first experience in the ocean and all he wanted was to grab the water and sand, and he kicked his legs enthusiastically as the waves rolled in around him. 


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We stayed on that beach until the sun started to set and the tide came in far too close to our belongings. From there we headed out for fish tacos for dinner, followed by ice cream cones for dessert. It was one of those perfect Saturdays, that as I fell asleep, I felt so grateful for a fun day and happy family.


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The next day we tried another farmers market in the Gaslamp district, but it wasn't as big as we had expected. Instead, we enjoyed a yummy brunch at Rustic Root and then headed back to the RV Resort. We spent the afternoon just hanging out by the pool and enjoying the beautiful weather. It was then that we decided we wanted to extend our trip by an extra day. That's the best part about not making reservations too far ahead and leaving our schedule open. We can stay an extra day, or choose a short or long day of driving. At the end of all of this, I'm pretty sure we'll still arrive back in BC by the end of April/beginning of May.


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An extra day was exactly what we needed to do those last few things we really wanted to do. After checking into Mission Bay RV Resort for one night, we went for beer... I mean LUNCH at Ballast Point Tap Room and Kitchen in Little Italy. Halle was so patient while we indulged, so afterwards we took her to Ghirardhelli in the Gaslamp for ice cream. It was the perfect treat on a hot day. 


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In the evening we met up with Brett's sister and headed to Ocean Beach. We walked along the streets, enjoyed a delicious dinner and then took in the sunset from the pier. It was really the perfect ending to our time in San Diego. 


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Nolan gets so excited to drink water from a cup, and he does pretty well too

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It's almost been a week since we left, and already Brett and I discuss going back. We miss it and how relaxed we are when we're there. The sun, the warm weather and all of the beaches always make for a great vacation. I'm looking forward to our next trip already!

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