California film memories
I spent the last week in San Diego visiting my family. I grew up in San Diego until I was ten and my parents and I moved to the other side of the country. My mom doesn't have any siblings but my dad is one of five and most of them live out there. What was so special about this week was that my entire family was also visiting. It was also special cause my mom hadn't been back in 15 years and I hadn't in about 7 years.
Of course I forced my parents to go to inn n out at 11 o'clock at night after we got off the plane. It had to be our first stop. And yes I brought a bear with me, I'm a small child who likes to hold something while I sleep and this bear is flat so it doubles as a pillow.
I spent a lot of time taking pictures with the huji app again because I love the film affect of it. So I thought I would compile them together and look at the memories.
I went to my grandma's house which she's been living in since I was born and we went hiking in the hills behind her house. We are 100% Irish on my dad's side and Saint Patricks Day is as big, if not bigger, than Thanks Giving in our house. We spent the weekend celebrating and eating Corned Beef and cabbage.
We stayed at a nice hotel called Morgan Run, which is also an old golf club. It's a little outdated but the rooms are huge with great views and not expensive. We visited the school I went to when I was little because it was around the corner and where my mom used to work.
Bougevvilla is one of the things that reminds me of California and my cousins house is just filled with it!
If you're ever in San Diego you have to go to La Especial Norte! It is incredible and they have the best tortilla soup.
We also visited the house I grew up in which has a lot of remodeling done since we lived there but the neighborhood is still the same and it was really nice to visit.
I still had to do work while I was there so I stepped away to do some readings.
Las Olas is another restaurant you have to visit. It's across the street from the beach and their food is incredible. I always remember going here as a little kid with my family.
And I can't forget the Hideaway cafe, which I don't really want to tell a lot of people about cause it's so small but I will. They have the best breakfast and it's really charming.
Of course what would a trip to California be without going to the beach. It was really sad while we were there it was pretty cold so we didn't get to enjoy the beach as much as we wanted to.
The hotel also has a huge wall of jasmine around the front so when you pull up it smells incredible. I actually sat on the ground to take this picture but it was worth it.
The palm trees and the cacti everywhere were just amazing! It explains why I love the two so much, it reminds me of home. And of course I had to end our trip by going to inn n out. I don't care what anyone says inn n out is 200 times better than Shake Shack. I'm just sad I didn't get to have it more often while I was there but I know I'll be back soon.