What an awesome vacation we had! We headed out Thursday morning and arrived at our hotel at about 11. We settled in and headed to lunch. Thanks to rave reviews from friends we tried out this place called Hodad’s. Awesome! The BEST onion rings we’ve had and the burger was certainly something to write home about too. Despite Adisyn taking a nose dive off the bar stool we started off our vacation with a bang! After lunch we had a impromptu hang out at the beach. The girls LOVE the beach. They had so much fun chasing the waves.
Once we left the beach we walked around the bay area of our hotel. So beautiful.
This view was just steps away from our hotel.
After we soaked up the scenery and watched the birds dive in water we headed to our hotel pool. The pool was a great touch to our vacation. It came complete with a pool side bar, Jacuzzi, this view and it was heated to a perfect 82 degrees.
For breakfast the next morning we headed to the infamous Kono’s. I get what all the rave is about it was delicious and you can’t beat the view. I got an iced coffee at Kono’s coffee right next door which was amazingly good.
After breakfast we got settled in at a perfect spot on the beach where we spent the next 5 hours.
Our spot. we bought this tent a few years ago but never used it. This time we knew the girls would want to spend hours at the beach and some shade was an absolute must. This came in handy for sure.
we collected lots of sea shells
we chased the waves
we played in the sand
we had a blast
After our long day at the beach we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and get some dinner. We didn’t really have a plan of where to eat and stopped by this pizza place. It was good and had front row seats for people watching along the street.
After dinner we spotted an ice cream shop across the street. We had to stop! We enjoyed our treat while walking along the beach. We had fun!
excuse the poor quality but how cute is this picture?
After we made it back we took the girls night swimming. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night they show movies at the pool. The girls loved and we enjoyed the weather while sipping on a few beers we brought watching our kids having a blast.
The next morning we headed to Mission Café. SO GOOD! The food was great and the service was top notch. Afterwards we met up with Shawn’s family and checked out their place and then headed to the beach.
panoramic view of their patio
Then it was back to the beach.
We played and spent time together for a few hours and then got cleaned up for dinner. We headed to Bareback Grill. Amazing find! Shawn’s family has been before and I’m glad they took us there. I had an average joe burger and Shawn got the fish n’ chips. Hands down the best fish n’ chips EVER! When I go back I will get that again. We decided to walk to dinner and headed along the boardwalk.
twinsies as the girls would say
Adisyn needed a quick shut eye
On our walk back we enjoyed watching sand castle making, fire juggling, and ice cream.
Shawn spotted these gems for the girls.
Saturday was our last night in San Diego, next it was on to our next adventure.
Our trip to the beach was one we will never forget!
(Adisyn wrote this directly below 2014. LOL. Not sure where she got this from but apparently were for sale for a steal of only $5000)