I thought today I'd finish up my post about our babymoon with our last two days in San Diego.
Wednesday morning we went to Clayton's for breakfast again, but this time decided to split a breakfast since the meals the day before had been WAY big and we both had leftovers afterwards. The breakfast burrito was perfect to split (and continued on our Mexican kick haha).
Unfortunately it was off and on sprinkling that morning so our plans to go to the tide pools that morning got a little derailed. Instead, we bought tickets to see the USS Midway Museum which was on our to-do list for the afternoon anyway. Luckily by the time we got there, the drizzling had stopped.
We were at the ship for over an hour and a half and probably could have spent even more time there. It was really eye-opening to see what life for a member of the air force on an air craft carrier is like.
I highly recommend doing the Sky Deck tour when you're there. It was about a 10 minute wait to get started, and lasted about 30 minutes, but was a very cool part of the tour. MG even got selected to play "captain" and got to sit in the captain's chair lol
It was around 12:30 when we finished the tour and mama was hungry, so we went over to the Seaport Village and grabbed lunch at another Puesto restaurant because it had been so good in La Jolla the day before. Then we walked around and poked into several of the shops they had. It's a really cute little area to just wander through.
After lunch, we made our way to the Sunset Cliffs and thankfully the weather had cleared up so much! Sunset cliffs has some beautiful overlooks, and it was just super peaceful up there.
After taking in the views there, we decided to go to Cabrillo State Park since we'd missed it earlier that morning, and knew that the weather didn't look great for the next day. I had no idea that there was a national cemetery there, and was pleased to see wreaths laid on some of the graves.
We visited the lighthouse and got to enjoy the view from there as well
The clouds and the sky lent itself to some really great photos
After our long day of exploring, we headed home, turned on the firepit outside and both enjoyed a beverage while relaxing (mine was root beer even though it looks alcoholic)
We got ready for our dinner out at Alexander's on 30th. This place was SO cute--it was all white with candles and the mood was super romantic. To top it off, the food was insanely delicious! I had the salmon with the gorgonzola cream sauce and veggies (to die for) and MG had the baked bolognese.....in addition to the loaf of garlic bread that we both ate lol. And despite the rainy weather that had returned, we had a fabulous time! I definitely recommend this place if you're in the area.
We made our way back to the house, but before we got home, we drove around Coronado looking at all of the Christmas lights. Then we watched a movie while cuddled on the couch, and went to bed.
Thursday was our last day there and it was pouring down rain when we woke up. The showers were off and on, so we just went and picked u p bagels for breakfast and then decided to drive down to the Outlets at The Border which had awesome reviews online. And what better way to beat the dreary weather than to shop?
We were literally a mile from the border and Tijuana and could see "the wall" from where we were on the road which was pretty crazy.
The shopping there was great! I found two non-maternity shirts at J Crew (one of which was in my 22 week bump photo), and then stumbled upon a Motherhood Maternity outlet where I found 2 pairs of maternity pants and 3 tops. Success!!
After our morning of shopping, we checked another item off of our to-do list, which had been a must for me: In N Out Burger for lunch
Oh my goodness, was this SO heavenly and tasty. I'm actually salivating just looking back at this picture lol.
The afternoon was still overcast but not raining anymore, so we decided to walk down to the beach area by Hotel Coronado, and ended up exploring around the hotel which had an outdoor ice skating rink, and a man doing some pretty awesome holiday inspired sand castles on the beach!
After our windy walk, we popped into some shops on the way back home and picked up a gift for my in-laws as a thank you for hooking us up with the house, and for watching Cooper while we were away, and headed home.
We went out to dinner at the Coronado Brewing Company and MG enjoyed the fish tacos he ordered. I made the mistake of getting a salad to try and be healthy but was super disappointed in it. Since it was back to being crummy outside, and we had an early morning wake up, we headed back to the house and relaxed for our last night in the house.
And all too soon it was 4 am and our alarm was going off to get our butts up and head back home. Luckily we had no problems getting to the airport or through security since it was the day before Christmas Eve (and there had been delays the day before with the storms).
I'm so glad that we had this opportunity to take our babymoon. It was such a great chance for us to get away, explore another city, and enjoy the time of it being just the two of us.
And a huge shout out of thanks to all of you who gave us recommendations! We tried to pack as much in as we could while we were there and your rec's definitely helped!