Tuesday, February 15, 2011

California Day One

We're back!!!!

So glad to be home but we truly had the best time!  I'm going to try not to bore you with too many details but I am going to have to do a post on each day because I took over 500 pictures.  I promise not to put them all up here....only the highlights!  Do stay tuned though because we had saw some really cool things that I have a feeling yall will love to hear about!  I'm going to try to do a couple posts a day so these won't last all week!

The first day we flew into LA on Kevin's birthday.  We drove down to Laguna Beach.

And had lunch at Las Brisas.  It was delish.  Kevin got sea bass ceviche and I had a couple fish tacos.

We stayed in Coronado the first night.  This is the view of San Diego from the bridge going into Coronado.

Our hotel was not the best (especially not for a "luxury resort") but we did get to spend some time at Hotel del Coronado which was amazing.  We had dinner there for Kevin's birthday that night.

I had called ahead and talked to the manager about the right time and perfect table.  5pm is sunset and they are plain gorgeous there!!! 

They let us take our wine out on the beach to check it out!

Not the best picture but it'll do!

View right from our table.  Amazing!  Kevin had sea bass for dinner and I had tuna.  We shared a crab and cheddar fondue for an appetizer.  Delish.

And they were super sweet to bring him a dessert.  If you ever get the opportunity - have dinner at Sheerwater at "The Del."  After dinner, we walked around the shops in the hotel.  They sold Lilly at one of them so that was fun!  I got a soap and two small candles that were unique scents to their hotel.  Thought they'd be fun to have to remember our trip.  In fact, this was all I bought as extras on the trip.  Kevin got a couple t-shirts.

After dinner we walked around downtown Coronado while we waited for our hotel shuttle.
This was definitely not the best night as the power went out in the hotel and we had a long day with flying over there and driving down to San Diego.  The best was yet to come.... :) 


Anonymous said...

what a great surprise vaca!!! so jealoussss.


Sara said...

Gorgeous pictures! I'm so jealous! Looks like an amazing trip! Can't to hear about the rest of your vacay.

D @ The best things in life said...

Love the pics! You were in my part of town lady! LOVE Las Brisas best view ever! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Dee Stephens said...

Don't you just love the Hotel Del? and Laguna!!??
Seems Kevin likes him some sea bass eh?
Also, we really need to get together. It's getting ridiculous. What about next Monday night? I'm off so I could drive Uptown that night. let me know.

Preppy Little Dress said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time! While you were gone you won Francesea Joy Palm Beach wristlet giveaway I hosted on my blog. Email me your email addy, so I can pass it on to Elise. Thanks!! ~ PLD

DSS said...

Welcome back! Wow...I really need a vacation. I have been staring at these picture of yours and almost thought I was there for a sec :)

mFw said...

What great pictures!!! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time!!! I love seeing people again when you meet them on a trip!!!

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

So glad you had fun! Love your pictures!