Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bye bye, Cali!

Wow- I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged! Long story short- I ended up starting to feel sick the last day of our vacation, and by the time I got home it was not good. I went to the dr. and it turns out I had a double ear infection, a sinus infection, and a cold! It's safe to say I have never been so miserable in my life. I had to cancel everything last week and pretty much laid on the couch all day every day. It's so good to be back among the living finally!

Anyway- it's time for the final update on our trip to Cali. Friday afternoon, we headed to LA to see some sights. We searched for "Hollywood Sign" on our gps, and it led us up the mountain, through housing developments and wooded areas and finally to this gorgeous vista over looking the city. 

And of course, it led us right to the famous sign. No trip to LA is complete without a touristy-glamour shot by the Hollywood sign, right? 

We found a fellow tourist, a nice British chap, who took our photo for us.

He asked us to return the favor by taking a photo of him in his sweet rental car (a red convertible? totally jealous). Then he offered to let us sit in the buttery leather seats as well and of course, we couldn't resist. 

Then it was on to the WB Studios where we took a tour of this famous movie and television hot spot. It was so fun to see the buildings that have been used in SO many movies and TV shows, as well as the prop warehouse, the set for "Hart of Dixie," and the Ellen Degeneres show set. One of the funnest parts of the tour is getting to see "Central Perk," the famous coffee shop from Friends.  It's the only TV set that has been saved on the WB lot. Our pic was a little blurry, but at least you can see the set!

The next day, we headed to San Diego to go to the zoo. It's such a huge zoo! It was fun to walk around and see all the animals, especially the flamingos. These guys were really loud and obnoxious! 

After the zoo, we went to Old Town San Diego and found a yummy Mexican restaurant to grab dinner at. It was some of the most authentic (and delicious) Mexican food I've ever had!

On Sunday, our final full day, we drove up the coast a bit and went to Balboa Island (and peninsula). 

We took a ferry ride over to the island,

 and rode around on rented bikes to see some of the sights. I think I want to live there. Maybe all the tourists would get annoying, but it's such a beautiful place (and houses start at $1 mil only! wow!).

So that was our trip. It was fun and we made some great memories together! Aside from the fact that I never ever want to set foot on a plane again, I can't wait to do more traveling with my man. So what have you guys been up to?


  1. Oh, how your posts make me wish I were in California! I'm getting caught up now. I'm so sorry you came home sick, though! Glad you're feeling better.

  2. Sorry you were ill but glad to hear you are feeling better! Looks like you had fun in the sun! :)

  3. What a fun trip. YOU SAT IN CENTRAL PERK????!!! That has to be the best part. I'm hoping to make that trip one day soon. Glad you're feeling better!

  4. Ahhh, looks like so much fun!! Glad ya'll were able to go, sorry you got sick though!!

  5. That looks like an absolutely fabulous vacation. And oh my word. The sun! Can't wait for some warm temps around these parts. I'm glad you're finally feeling better. What a bummer of a way to end an awesome vacation.

  6. Wow...how exciting to be able to take a trip to sunny California in the middle of winter! I know you both had a fabulous time, although I am sorry you had to come home sick. Blah. Good to know you're back on the road to recovery!


  7. Looks like you had a blast!!! Hope you are as good as new now!



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