Our Saturday morning bike ride was delightful! The weather was great and the sun was starting to peek out behind the clouds.
Went down to the roller coaster at Mission Beach and checked out the area around it (I strongly resisted the urge to get an ice cream cone, cuz lord knows I cant ride a bike holding one).
After our short roller coaster ride we headed out down the beach for the rest of our ride. We looped around to the bay and rode along the boardwalk there.
That was my first time seeing the bay so it was cool! And that side was much less busy than the beach boardwalk.
After our ride, Lance and I went back down to Mission Beach to get a couple of tacos from Robertos.
And a yummy pineapple soda
The chicken tacos were really delicious – and they had this salsa bar with at least 6 different kinds of salsa. The two I tried were flavorful and tasted perfect on the tacos.
By the time we got back and retuned our bikes we ended up with a 9 mile ride – not bad for vacation if you ask me
For dinner we headed out for sushi to this place called Mika Sushi in PB. While we were waiting for our table a guy came out of the dive bar next door and tried to entice us to go in since there was live music. He had me at live music, cuz what I could hear from the door sounded great…so I eagerly went in (the rest of the group followed, not so enthusiastically haha).
There was a guy playing guitar who wrote all his own music and he was really good – I left with one of his CD’s (I can’t remember the last time I purchased a CD!). His name was Michael LeClerc – Here is a video of him playing one of the songs we saw him perform
Seriously so good! – he reminded me of Shinedown or The Gin Blossoms :) After enjoying a beverage and hearing the rest of his set, we went in for sushi.
This sushi place was really good! Lance and I both ordered a glass of flavored sake – holy cow, this was the best thing I drank all weekend. Seriously, it was so fresh and light, perfect for summer.
The sushi was excellent as well, we all ordered an assortment of rolls and no one was disappointed (or hungry!) when we left.
Sunday morning Lance and I headed out to La Jolla for a kayaking tour! Lance and I were the only two in the group (besides the guides) that had single kayaks, the rest of the group booked tandem ones. That’s when I knew this was going to be interesting.
I was one of the only people who had zero experience kayaking so they launched my kayak last. Somehow in my attempt to cross over the waves and catch up to the group, I turned my kayak around and rode a wave all the way back to the beach…oops haha.
I tried again and was successful during my second attempt. It was really neat to be out there in the ocean, the water was gorgeous! We had a while to wait until it was our turn to go into the sea cave so we just floated around while our guide told us some info about the marine life.
In some areas the water was a little shallow and we could see some of the bright orange fish down below. There were also seals that hang out at one of the beaches and around the cliffs/sea caves so we got to get up kinda close to see them. It was so cool!
After our kayaking adventure we had lunch in La Jolla at a delicious little Mexican place. The food was SO good!
Homemade chips and salsa and the most delicious skinny margarita ever
I told Lance that if we lived in California, that would probably be my favorite Mexican restaurant ;) We had intentions of going to Greorges, but it was completely full for lunch and had no reservations until after 3.
When we got back from La Jolla we decided to spend the afternoon on the beach. It was a little chilly (I may have used my towel as a blanket..) but it was so nice to relax and enjoy my book.
We kept the evening pretty relaxed and stayed in for the night to enjoy some pizza and a couple glasses of rum punch. Later in the night we went back out to the beach for a walk. That was my favorite part about staying so close to the beach, I loved getting to walk out to the water any time of the day or night.