And I’m back! If you haven’t seen my LONG post with lots of photos of my favorite parts of California (in San Diego), go check that out here.
Since Saturday AM is in the last blog, let’s start around 11 am when Ben and I headed to La Jolla Coves. SO MANY SEALS AND SEA LIONS.
You could get so close to them, which terrified me, but they seemed to be okay with it.
We left La Jolla, stopped to get a bite at Chipotle and then got to our next Air BnB right outside of Laguna Beach. Super cute, but I don’t have any pictures for some reason – just video. The only issue is she didn’t supply us with any toilet paper, paper towel OR shampoo/body wash, which was pretty annoying.
At this point Ben and I were tired … tired of traveling, tired of eating SO much (who knew?!) and missing our puppy.
We couldn’t decide on dinner because neither of us were hungry and it was SO hot out that we didn’t want to move… so we finally just decided to go to a local grocery store, make some homemade fajitas and head out to Laguna Beach around 8 pm.
Oh man, Laguna Beach …
First off, it was $20 to park a mile away from the beach – TWENTY DOLLHAIRS. Once we parked, we walked and there were SO many people it was just ridiculous. We walked around for about an hour before we realized we were just miserable and headed back to our Air BnB. Basically we found out on this trip that Ben and I are NOT good at touristy places and we really wish we would’ve just stayed in San Diego.
Okay, back to being positive about our trip. Sunday we woke up and were both feeling much better. We headed out to get me a coffee and an acai bowl (YUM) before heading back to the apartment. We got in a short workout and then headed out to lay by the pool for a bit.
It had cooled down a TINY bit, so we put on some workout gear and headed out to hike the caves nearby in Laguna Woods.
We actually had a really great time, which we weren’t necessarily expecting since Laguna hadn’t been our favorite stop so far. And we DID see a rattlesnake, but luckily it was far enough away that I didn’t flip the F*** out.
We both grabbed takeout (Ben: Subway; Me: Thai food) and went home to hang out and repack for the rest of the evening.
On Monday we woke up bright and early to head up to LA with our rental car, which we dropped off around 7:30 am at the airport and my cousin came and picked us up. We hung out with him, his wife and puppies for a couple hours before heading down to Venice Beach.
I don’t know what it was, but I was over this trip by this point. I really loved how laid back and kind everyone in San Diego was and I was over the crazy, rude tourists and scary homeless people (seriously, a woman tried to hit me in the head while we were eating lunch on a patio). Nevertheless, we walked from Venice Beach up to Santa Monica to hit up a sushi place (that was closed …) and then sat down to eat at the aforementioned patio which I unfortunately don’t remember the name of… but the food was good!
We walked down to the Promenande area (I have no idea if I’m spelling that correctly), walked in a few stores and tried to get my stomach to calm down (story of our LIVES on this trip – my stomach was not happy) and then walked to Sidecar Doughnuts which Ben wanted to try based on a recommendation from Amanda Bucci. I thought they were good, but nothing super special!
Probably because they weren’t crazy like Donut Bar! 😂
We took a (very expensive) Uber back to my cousins’ place and took a nap.
After our nap, we got up, ran to Chipotle for dinner and then spent the rest of the evening catching up with family.
On Tuesday we hung out at my cousins’ place for a few hours in the morning before heading to the airport.
It was a pretty bumpy flight back, but Harry Potter got me through …
And then we both fell asleep at home haha! We did pick up this munchkin on Wednesday, though!
I think I just like getting sleeping pictures of Ben. 😋
And those were my trips! Remember to check out my recap of San Diego (which was my favorite part of the trip) if you haven’t already!