Archive for February, 2009

posted by Michelley on Feb 17

For Valentine’s Day Matt and I headed down to San Diego to pretend like we were locals again.  Our first stop was Honey’s in Encinitas for brunch.  We had never been before and I am so regretting it.  It is the cutest place and our food was amazing! We shared the eggs Benedict with a side of avocado.  Yum!

Then we drove over to Moonlight Beach and people watched for a while.  The weather was a little cool, but I can’t resist the beach!

Next we drove towards Del Mar and then La Jolla.  It took forever to find a parking spot in La Jolla, but the wait was worth it.  We walked for a while and visited the Harbor Seals.  It’s always fun to watch them laying on the beach.

Matt had heard about Hodad’s from someone he works with and we thought we’d give it a shot.  So, we headed to Ocean Beach.  The line for Hodad’s was pretty long and I would guess we waited for almost an hour before getting our food.  We shared a bacon cheeseburger that was to die for!  And we also shared a strawberry malt….HEAVAN!  We will be visiting there again soon.

posted by Michelley on Feb 5

By the time Sunday morning rolled around I really wasn’t feeling well.  My headache started out small but grew worse throughout the day.  But I managed to power through it.  Tracy and Anton hosted a fun Super Bowl party at their place.  I helped a little bit and made my artichoke dip and wrapped the gifts for the prize wheel.  (I ended up winning a cute football tray!) One of Tracy’s friends baked a cake shaped like a stadium, so she got to decorate it!  It turned out really cute!

I had planned to take more photos during the party, but my body wasn’t having it!

We left their house on Monday morning, happily missing the Sunday night traffic! We made our traditional stop at Freed’s Bakery before leaving town.  They have the best cakes!  We got 3 slices to go…Oreo Cheesecake, Carrot Cake and Strawberry Wedding Cake!  All were delicious as usual!!

Oh and I ate some Funjuns.  Really.

posted by Michelley on Feb 3

On Thursday afternoon Matt and I decided that we needed a trip to Vegas.  We figured we could leave Friday after he got off work and come home on Monday.  So, I packed our bags and loaded up the car while Matt was at work and within an hour of him getting home we were off. Surprisingly, traffic wasn’t as bad as we were expecting and we arrived in about 4 hours.  We crashed at Tracy and Anton’s place, which isn’t too far from the strip.  It was our first trip to Vegas where we didn’t stay on the strip, but we got to hang out with some great friends!  Tracy and Anton have completely remodeled their entire downstairs and it looks amazing!  Anyways, Friday night we pretty much just hung out and chatted with our friends.

Tracy and Anton had plans on Saturday to finish up their crown molding with her dad, so Matt and I were on our own to hang out.  We decided we’d do the usual and wander around the strip.  We parked at Caesar’s Palace and had our first drink, which turned out to be too pricey.  So, Matt headed back to the car and grabbed a bag of mini bottles I had been saving for a rainy day.  Man, this blog post is going to make it seem like we have a drinking problem and I cannot confirm nor deny the allegations.  Anyways, we ended up finding a vendor that had Red Bull’s, so we bought one and added our own vodka.

At this point we figured it would be a good idea to actually eat something and headed over to Margaritaville for a snack…OK, and more drinks.  We found our spots at the bar, which just happened to be the same seats we sat in the last time we were there.  We started with some drinks and nachos. Then it was time for our tradition..I asked the bartender to make us shots of her choosing.  After she consulted with her co-workers she made us a concoction of pineapple, sour apple pucker and vodka.  My favorite kind of shot because it didn’t taste the least bit like liqour!

Later we walked around the strip some more and ended up back at Planet Hollywood in Caesar’s Palace.  Matt had to sober up so we could head back to Tracy and Anton’s for dinner.  We shared a sandwich and I enjoyed a couple of more drinks.

I don’t remember too much that happened the rest of the night.  I remember playing a dice game with Tracy, Anton, Gary and Matt…it had something to do with 1’s and 5’s.  Oh and I remember yelling, “Go Anton, it’s your birthday, do a shot” over and over.  It’s something THEY will remember and remind me of the rest of my life!  I’m sure I was annoying, but I think I had fun!

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