This trip was exactly what I needed at this stage of pregnancy - a lot of good food, sun, and beach. We arrived Thursday morning and went straight to the 'dog park beach.' Bear had a blast running in the waves with the other dogs. It was overcast, but we were hoping it would burn off. You like my pedicure??
Next we headed to Mission Beach and walked on the boardwalk until we were hungry, then we walked until the pregnant lady needed ice cream and a nap. Then we walked back. It was awesome! That night we met up at the restaurant my brother works at for some good food...OMG we were stuffed for days!
Friday we had to stop at the maternity store, because the pregnant lady managed to leave all of her 'bottoms' on the bedroom floor NEXT too the suitcase. Naked from the waist down isn't really acceptable so we had to do a bit of shopping. Then we headed to Coronado to meet our aunt and cousin for lunch and some shopping. I didn't take any other pictures, but it was OBVIOUSLY a gorgeous day - this is the bay as we were driving on the bridge to get to Coronado.
Joel had to work that afternoon and wasn't feeling well so mom and I headed to the beach - we sat in the sand and read for as long as possible.
Then we asked some nice ladies to take a pic of us. I got lots of looks and comments about the belly. So big, it is!
I love this one! After we had enough sun, we showered and headed to dinner at a family friend's house. It was SO nice to visit and have some good barbeque!
Saturday I can't remember what we did in the morning, but in the afternoon we drove an hour north to visit another of our aunts and cousins (my dad grew up in Riverside, CA). We had so much fun visiting, playing in the pool, and eating good mexican!
Trying to stay cool - it was HOT!
No pictures from Sunday because I forgot my camera at the aforementioned cousin's house - I used Joel's to take a few pics, but mostly we ate a delicious breakfast out and then mom and I went to the beach for 6 hours while Joel worked. It was awesome and SO relaxing. That night we went to his restaurant again and he waited on us - we felt super spoiled!
Monday we went to another awesome breakfast spot that served food on platters - the portions were out of control. Then Joel and Efron took us to a look out in La Jolla. Do you see the colors of the water?? So pretty!
There were tons of hang gliders leaving from and landing on a cliff near by.
Miss that boy so much! He kept us laughing all weekend long!
Mom, Joel, and Efron - who is SO nice! I was helping me manage this big body without falling over the cliffs - offered me his sunglasses and was generally awesome. We VERY much approve Joel! After we had our share of the view we drove down and spent the afternoon on the beach - because the boys were with us we spent more time in the water (mom and i were kind of scared). I didn't go in very far, but the three of them went way out and enjoyed the awesome waves. We shared some laughs over some fish that were swimming in the water and headed back to the airport.
We were sad to leave, but had an awesome, packed weekend in the sun!