Tuesday, March 27, 2012

San Diego: Cafe 222, Mission Beach, and Old Town

Owen's sleeping schedule was just a bit off in San Diego. He decided to move his bedtime up to 7:30 pm and his wake up time to 5:30 am. Needless to say, we were all wide awake at a ridiculously early time on Friday morning. Bekah recommended we load into the car and head downtown to try out Cafe 222. Luke's Dad went to high school with the owner, and Bekah said the food was amazing. We heartily agree! I had some delicious french toast, Luke ordered banana bread french toast, and Bekah had an egg and spinach dish with potatoes on the side. Since Owen had already eaten breakfast at Bekah's house (he doesn't like to wait long after waking up to eat), we just ordered him a strawberry banana muffin. If you are planning a trip to San Diego, we would highly recommend a breakfast stop at Cafe 222. The prices were great and the food was wonderful. It might have to become tradition every time we visit Bekah.
After our filling breakfast, we got ready for the day, packed some lunch, beach toys, and chairs, and drove over to Mission Beach for the afternoon. The weather was just perfect for lounging around on the beach. Owen loved playing in the sand and building mini sand castles with Bekah. He also loved destroying said sandcastles over and over again. Next to us was a group of college guys who were throwing a football around. Owen was so incredibly jealous of their ball and desperately wanted to join in on the big boy fun. After we ate lunch, Luke took him up to the vendors to buy his very own football, which Owen loves and still plays with daily now that we are home. Despite all the fun in the sand, Owen was completely fearful of the water. The small waves that rolled in made him nervous and he really didn't like how cold it was. After a little coercing, we finally got him to touch his toes in the water for a brief moment. We wrapped up our day on the beach with a walk up the boardwalk and quick stop for ice cream.
That evening we met up with Bekah's friend Jen for dinner in old town. We tried out a Mexican restaurant we had found online online that bragged about their warm tortillas. The meal was good, but not really great. When we left we weren't completely convinced it was the best Mexican food around. Maybe next time we will have to try out a different spot in Old Town.

Owen playing in the sand

Owen has spotted the football!

Still jealous . . . Finally, success!
Owen's adventure into the water

He didn't want to be near it, but at the same time felt he needed to keep an eye on it just in case it crept up on him again.

So scared of the ocean
Time to head to higher ground

This was baby's first trip to Mission Beach as well (20 week bump)

The product of a fun day at the beach: one very sandy little boy!


Rick said...

Looks like a great time! SUN!

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