: We left our one hotel and had a while before we could check in at the Bahia Resort (Which, was the reason we went to San Diego. We found a GroupOn deal to stay there for $100/night and could not pass it up). We ended up grabbing lunch at Local Habit
. I had the braised pork shoulder po'boy and it was phenomenal.
After lunch, we went to the hotel to see if we could check in early and they were super accommodating The view from our room was obscene. We had a Bayview room and it was gorgeous. The Bahia has a private beach on Mission Bay so we went and laid out for a while and then we rented a peddleboat - which maybe wasn't the best decision.
For dinner, we went to Bernini's Bistro
in La Jolla. And I pigged out. I had a pasta dish with salmon and red sauce - something I had never seen before. But, it was delicious and the fish was fresh. For dessert, I had some tiramisu cake. And I didn't have to share since Mike can't eat it. Sorry, man, but I'm not sorry.
WEDNESDAY: Beach Day! We had breakfast at the hotel and then we went down to Mission Beach. Mike flew a kite while I laid and read my book. The weather was gorgeous and it was so relaxing. We grabbed a few drinks at a nearby bar and then walked back to the hotel - because it was within walking distance.
We went to the hotel pool and drank and just relaxed -- which is exactly what I've been needing lately.
Then, we started to get ready for our nice dinner at Local Prime
. We knew they had a Gluten-Free menu, but they also offered a 5-course Tasting with wine pairings. Mike called and asked if there was anyway they would do it GF and they were more than happy to.
The food was amazing. It was 5 courses with "special surprises" - which included a bacon wrapped date stuffed with goat cheese. The wines paired perfectly with the foods. And the restaurant sat on the harbor with a beautiful view of the water. We were there for three hours and every dish that came out, we could not believe how delicious it was.
Unfortunately, I kept wiggling around in my seat because I got a sunburn. On my butt. Only me.
THURSDAY: I was miserable from my sunburn and neither of us wanted to leave. Mike kept asking if I wanted to stay another day to heal, but mostly so he could hang out on the beach and leave me alone in the hotel room. It was a great trip, but I was ready to go home.
I could not have asked for a better trip and I'm so glad I got to share it all with Mike. WARNING - MUSHY STUFF AHEAD. Honestly, everyday I am so thankful I have him in my life and I get to share these experiences with him.
And, now, I'm just excited to head to Vegas next month.
Labels: San Diego, vacation