san diego: day three
The game started off a little rough. The Sercombes scored two points with in the first 5 minutes, while the Wurths struggled to catch the darn Frisbee. Well, leave it to the women to make a play and score two points to tie the game into half. Whew.
I would love to tell you that the second half was all sunshine and lollipops for the Wurths, but sadly, the Sercombes out played us. I think next year we will have to play kickball or dodgeball….ya know a real sport (wink, wink).
My immediate family quickly cleaned up after the game because we were going to visit Coronado Island before the sunset. We left the hotel around 4pm and watched the fog roll in from the west. In a way it looked suffocating, but after we made it to Coronado the fog gave the sunset a peaceful feeling and the colors radiating off of the marine layer were amazing.
The cab driver dropped us off at the Hotel Del Coronado. Have you have been to this famous hotel? If you have ever seen the movie Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe, this is where they filmed the movie. There are all sorts of fun factoids about this hotel:
Anyways, we walked down to the beach from the hotel just as the sun was about to set. My mother made a good point, there’s nothing more powerful and calming than the ocean. Walking around on the beach with my family was probably the highlight of this trip. After another crazy year full of fun and adventures, a simple sunset with the family was a great way to cap it off!
Once the sun set, we decided to grab some sushi for dinner. We walked around the village (which is a couple blocks north of the hotel) to see if we could find a restaurant. Bistro Asian was the first sign of sushi we saw, and with everyone hungry and thirsty, we decided it was a winner!
Beer, yes please!
The table shared a couple of different rolls. Their sushi wasn’t anything to write home about, but it filled the void.
We headed back to the hotel to do our immediate family gift exchange. Plus, my mom brought Mr. B and I our stockings from KC (that stocking is actually 28 years old)! My mom fills them up with vintage finds, personal favorites and quirky musings. Since we didn’t see my family on Christmas Day my mom didn’t want us to miss out. Love her!
Let the gag gift exchange begin. Among the gag gifts – San Diego tourist plate, wrestling mask keys, a reptile calendaer, a Gold’s Gym t-shirt and a telephone headset.
After our exchange, Mr. B and I were planning on having a drink at a local bar with John and Kitty. Well, the gaggle of boys were downstairs ready to get their grove on at Tower 23 (a swanky lounge in Pacific Beach about twenty minutes north of our hotel). At first we said no, and they went on their merry way. But then we looked at each other and said, “Carpe Diem” and decided to hit it hard.
We were picked up in a party van driven by Luis, and let’s just say it was a dance club on the go. He blared Pitbull and had strobe lights going….we had no choice but to dance!