Updated: Aug 14, 2018
Recently, we took a family vacation to California. We hadn't been on a vacation that actually included going out of state in a couple of years. When the opportunity presented itself we knew we were long overdo to get out of town to hit the road so saying 'yes' wasn't hard at all. Our friends have a time share and shared a week with us to hit the sandy beach of Coronado Island, the crazy amazing weather of San Diego and the luxury stay of The Welks Resort San Diego https://welkresorts.com/san-diego/. How could we not pass this up?
We had no set plans of what we were going to do other than pretty much 'nothin' but chilling and not thinking about home and the worries of work and the everyday hustle and bustle of our lives we left behind. A week of doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, letting the boys wonder off at the resort and do their own thing while we lounged by the pool sipping a cocktail....why yes please, I'll have another, was just a splendid way to spend a week of vacation!
The resort was so nice. Our room was a nice one bedroom apartment, full living room, kitchen and all the amenities for our week long stay. We had a nice patio that we sat out most mornings to have our coffee or breakfast that overlooked the golf course. There were so many amenities to do while there. Our boys could have lived at the virtual reality room all week while we lived at the pool. A couple of nights, we sat in their Vineyard under the stars and bistro lights, listening to the live music while enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir while visiting with the other guests. We played 'soccer-golf' one day, shopped at the farmers market that was trucked in. Ate some amazing fresh shrimp ceviche, went down to the game hall for Bingo and drinks. This resort kinda reminded me of the movie Dirty Dancing...all the things they have for the guests to do and wondered if Johnny was somewhere giving dancing lessons. lol
We could have easily just stayed put for the week and found plenty to do there. But that close to the ocean and not go would have been a crime.
Our venture to Coronado Island was probably one of the highlights of the week for me. I had never been there in person. I had always wanted to go see the old hotel and relax on the beach there. And finally, I got to see it with my own two eyeballs. Like a dream come true.....I could sit on the beach and just watch the waves, people watch, listen to the waves crashing in around me. Sitting there, I imagined all the types of people over the many years that hotel has been in existence who have wondered in and around, the stories that could be told.
We had a great lunch on the island that day at Peohe's http://www.peohes.com/. So SO good! The views of the water, the food, the ambiance...please take me back! The walk around the dock, the little coffee stand that had an amazing mocha coffee, the sidewalks that our son could cruise on his long-board, the breeze of the ocean air, the smell of the salty water, can you tell I am ready to go back?
We finished off our week with our last night at Carlsbad. We ate at a local joint Hello Betty Fish House over in Oceanside http://hellobettyoceanside.com/ that literally had the BEST fish and chips that was ever put in my mouth oh and the tartar sauce.....killer! Don't give me the store bought/jar stuff, I want the real deal to go along with my tasty, beautifully fried so bad but SO good for me fish and fries! They had the neatest roof top lounge that would have been amazing to sit up at and watch the sunset but we decided to drive back over to Carlsbad and watch the sunset there. A beautiful way to end an awesome vacation and to top it off, our 21st anniversary that Kevin and I have been married. Wouldn't have wanted anything more!
We really did have 'the time of our lives!' ;-)
Where did you vacation this year? Within the U.S. or did you go abroad? Would love to hear of your travels.