California Summer time (Phase I) • Kath Eats



Mazen and I went to San Diego to consult with his grandmother, Karen aka “KK”. Right here’s a recap of our California Summer time!

Mazen and I are house from our San Diego go back and forth!

A few of you may have in mind KK, Mazen’s dad’s mother, from the weblog. She moved to San Diego, then to New Orleans to be as regards to her different son, after which again to San Diego final fall. She simply LOVES San Diego and is so satisfied to be again!

We met Mazen’s Uncle Andrew and his daughter there for five days to spend a while within the California solar. (We made up our minds to not percentage pics of Mazen’s cousin, however that they had SUCH a good time in combination!)

What’s ironic is that Virginia had a warmth wave whilst we had been long gone however we got here house with extra sunburn than we had been used to! We spent a large number of time on the seashore and took the youngsters to each the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld.

California Summer time

Shuttle Day

Mazen and I flew out final Saturday very first thing within the morning. He were given to try the Capital One Front room and used to be a large fan! Attempted his first latte in an try to be fancy, however he didn’t handle it. (Right here’s my put up on the best way to get into those fancy lounges! Saves us SO a lot cash on airport meals!)

We maximized our days via arriving at 10am Pacific Time, so we had the entire day forward people.

California Informal

I modified out of my dirty shuttle garments into a pleasant informal outfit!

We settled in at KK’s space. She and I shared a room with dual beds whilst Mazen, his cousin and Andrew shared KK’s bed room.

We had a bit of lunch (which felt like dinner to us!) after which looked at the Undertaking Bay seashore a couple of blocks away. How great would it not be to have this seashore and strolling trail as your yard!

Later that afternoon we headed over to an epic playground in Undertaking Seashore the place we loved being out of doors with out the East Coast humidity.

That night time, KK ready a hen pasta dish with caesar salad and contemporary corn at the cob.

For dessert we made ice cream sundaes! That Butterfinger topping used to be so excellent.

Kayaking Journey

On Sunday morning, KK rented us two tandem kayaks to take out onto Undertaking Bay. She dropped us off on the condo position whilst she went to get her personal kayak from the yacht membership. We set out with loads of sunscreen!

Our paddling took us beneath a bridge and over to an island swarming with birds.

We had been getting beautiful drained, however we ended up taking the good distance round a big island on the lookout for sea lions. We by no means did to find the ones sea lions however we did come again with very, very drained hands after 2.5 hours out at the water!

Burgers at the Seashore

When we returned our kayaks, we walked over to the yacht membership the place KK is a member. We grilled burgers for lunch there and comfy at the seashore for a couple of hours whilst the youngsters performed.

French Pork

Again on the space, we showered and cooked French red meat (a KK vintage recipe) with broccoli for dinner.

In Seek Of Acai

We began on a daily basis with some French press espresso

The opposite occasions I’ve come to San Diego (the final time I used to be pregnant with Birch!) I’ve cherished strolling alongside the Undertaking Bay seashore boardwalk and getting acai bowls. KK lives somewhat additional clear of the sea (she’s in Pacific Seashore for the locals) and so I took an extended stroll to seek out The Mad Beet the place I were given a super bowl!

Zoo Day

After breakfast we “greased up” with sunscreen (as KK says!) and headed to the San Diego Zoo!

One of the most highlights….

An elephant pedicure

Those cuties!

A lion sound asleep simply ft from the window

This orangutang making eye touch

Those loopy alligator-like gharials


We packed sandwiches and chips to have as a picnic lunch. Now not most effective did this save us cash, nevertheless it used to be nice so to consume proper after we felt find it irresistible.

We walked over six miles in every single place the zoo and nonetheless didn’t see the whole lot!

Dinner at Pueblo

We went house to bathe and drove to dinner at Pueblo, which we cherished.

The vibe used to be best possible


Hen taco salad 

Keep tuned for section II! Satisfied 4th! 



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