San Diego: Day 2

After a successful day one we promptly woke up at 5:00am PST…due to the fact we were still on Ohio time.  So after we laid around for a bit, got in some exercise (yeah for us!), and ate breakfast, it was time to get on with our day.  This morning’s adventure was to go to La Jolla and check it out.  We’ve heard about the cove and the views wanted to see it for ourselves.  Luckily, the views didn’t disappoint.

We found a quick place to park near the cove and started to walk around and take in the views and the nice ocean breeze.

La Jolla Cove.

La Jolla Cove.

As we wandered around we got to the part of the cove where the seals hang out.  While they were cute and all, they smelled to high heaven.  We found a few seals that were all cuddled up being all adorable and shizz.  That being said, we kind of kept walking because…you know…it stunk like poo.  Nice views…cover the nose.

More of the cove and seals.

More of the cove and seals.

So cute...so smelly.

So cute…so smelly.

Not a bad view around.

Not a bad view around.

And since it was was still early out, we decided to get some coffee.  Again, can’t complain about the views around this place.

Iced coffee from a little shop by the cove.

Iced coffee from a little shop by the cove.

As we wandered back up to the car, we decided to walk up the street a bit and check out the shops we saw.  We didn’t realize that we would walk straight into the La Jolla Arts and Wine festival.  There were a ton of vendors set up in the street showing off their wares.  While not really the wine and/or art fans, we did enjoy the walk through and going through the shops along the street.  The absolute best part was down a side street was a bunch of local food vendors.  Instead of going to a restaurant for lunch, we sampled things from a few different vendors.

Delicious lobster roll from this place.

Delicious lobster roll from this place.

A couple tacos from Puesto.

A couple tacos from Puesto.

The best pizza from Cucina Caprese.

The best pizza from Cucina Caprese.

Oh yeah…this pizza was legit.  You know the pizza is going to be good when the owner is the one slinging pies and is legit Italian.  Cucina Caprese is not to be missed.

Literally, top two pizzas I've had outside of Italy.  Sooooo good.

Literally, top two pizzas I’ve had outside of Italy. Sooooo good.

After our time in La Jolla, it was time to pack it in and relax at the hotel for a few.  We had to digest the lunch meal we had while getting ready for the dinner we were about to have.  That evening we met up with my mom and her boyfriend for some burgers and beer.  We decided to go to Slater’s 50/50 based on a recommendation from my boss.  I was sold on the 100+ beers and burgers made with a half beef, half bacon mix.

BEER!

BEER!

I like beer.

I like beer.

After ordering a flight a beer that included: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin, Pizza Port Swami’s IPA, Modern Times Blazing World, and Societe Brewing Co The Harlot.  I picked out the ingredients to my burger.  It was a 1/3 pound burger using their 50/50 blend.  I didn’t stop there.  I had it on a bacon pretzel bun, with bacon cheddar cheese, bacon, bacon thousand island dressing, and some veggies to make it healthy.  Hot damn…it was massive and it was delicious.  Throw some bacon ketchup onto the fries and I’m surprised I didn’t have a heart attack before the bill came.

Bacon on bacon on bacon.

Bacon on bacon on bacon.

Literally a walk away from Slater’s 50/50 is the Stone Liberty Station location.  I couldn’t pass up a trip to San Diego without hitting up a Stone location.  So, we wandered over for some more beer and dessert.  The Liberty Station location is massive.  The downside is that planes fly over every ten minutes, but it’s gorgeous inside and out.  We sat outside and enjoyed a couple desserts and a fresh beer brewed on site.  I was a bit giddy.

More BEER!

More BEER!

Where the magic happens.

Where the magic happens.

So pretty.

So pretty.

There’s day two…lots of food, lots of beer, and some great views (beach and brewery).  Onto day three tomorrow and the wedding.  I’ll give you a hint, day 3 involves more great food and beer…shock I know.

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