February 22, 2011

Let there be sun!

Sunday I was up at 7:00. After lounging around a bit, we headed out to La Jolla. We had brunch at Whisknladle. We started with roasted garlic and almond soup, then we shared rigatoni with lamb ragu and fish tacos. Fabulous as always! Brunch, lunch or dinner, it's all fantastic.

We left giddy as can be. I love when food has that affect on us. We walked around downtown La Jolla, Frank was in search of a cup of coffee. We came upon Cups, an organic cupcake and coffee lounge. Frank got a cup of Americana (so good!) and we each chose a cupcake: churro and chocolate for me, and not-so-red velvet for Frank. The cupcakes were really good. I was a little skeptical, but they were nice and moist on the inside. It was a delicious treat.

We walked over to the cove. It was sunny and beautiful. We've only seen it before cloaked in grey clouds. The sun completely changes the scenery. I could have spent all day watching the waves crash, sea lions sun bathe, and spotting dolphins.


Sea lions!

After our fun at La Jolla cove, we grabbed the car and drove up to Mt Soledad. I wanted to return on a clear day, and this was our chance.

Looking over La Jolla...

and San Diego

Memorial at Mt Soledad

One last look at the La Jolla coastline

After enjoying the views we headed to Con Pane Bakery. We were meeting a friend of Frank's, it was my first introduction, but we hit it off, and it was like we were old friends. We chatted about food and travels, while we enjoyed our tasty lunch. Sadly they were out of salami for the Italian so I settled on a cinnamon roll. It was delicious, so I can hardly call it settling, but I do love that Italian so I was just a wee bit bummed.

Next, we drove out to Oceanside. Bill and Laura invited us over, and Laura made us dinner. We had a great time visiting and playing with James. It'll be so great to see them every few months rather than every seven years or something.

Afterwards, we drove back to the hotel and headed out for the gaslamp quarter. We couldn't visit San Diego without a stop at La Puerta. Fortunately, they serve late night grub so we were able to squeeze it in. We had tacos, torta and carne asada fries. We stuffed ourselves silly, and the best part? They now have Pacifico on tap, too. Woot! You know we enjoyed a few of those. Bars were still hopping, odd for Sunday night, but I'm sure they were taking advantage of the holiday. It was tempting to stay out, but we were exhausted. We returned to the hotel and promptly crashed.

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