The fun started way before we landed in sunny San Diego this morning – check out these views of the Grand Canyon from the plane!

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Cool, right?!

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Ok, ok, this still beats that… ;)

I. Love. California!!!

I started smiling like a maniac when I felt that first whoosh of cool, NON-HUMID SoCal air hit me as I stepped off the plane and onto the jet bridge. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve felt that?

Ben and I hopped off the plane, cabbed it to our hotel and 10 minutes after checking in we were back on the streets. Destination: Tin Fish for fish tacos!

Tin Fish is the first restaurant we ate at the last time we came to San Diego, and honest to goodness, I have not stopped thinking about their fish tacos for FOUR YEARS. We ordered up and sat back with an ice cold Tecate Light while we waited in anticipation for them to come out.

Perched at a table outside the restaurant under the warm sun, with a cool breeze washing over us – we were in serious it doesn’t get better than this territory. It was so great that I started getting anxiety about coming home, even though our vacation had just begun.

Then our fish tacos arrived, and I said to heck with that!

Ok, I have no other grilled fish tacos to compare these grilled fish tacos to, but holy buckets these are SO good. SO SO GOOD.

Fresh halibut it lightly seasoned and grilled, then topped with a creamy sauce, fresh pico de gallo and ‘slaw. They were even better than I remembered.

Served with a side of ‘tators that tasted like they were seasoned with Old Bay. Crazy.

I could eat this every day of our trip! :D

For dessert, we headed next door to Pinkberry!!

I tried Pinkberry for the first time in Dallas last year and it 100% lived up the hype.

Almost sour-tasting fro yo comes swirled in a cup and topped with your choice of fresh fruit, candy or cereal toppings.

Today I rocked a mini cup of original flavor with fresh raspberries, mango and oreos.

And it ruled.

And I was so happy!

Afterwards we hit up San Diego’s historic Gas Lamp district for some window shopping and planning. There are SO many fun restaurants and bars on this street alone – it’ll be hard to choose which ones we want to come back to!

On the way back to the hotel we stopped by a little wine/beer shop and picked up a fruity six-pack to enjoy…


on our own balcony – whee!!!

Happiness is sipping cold beers with your husband while taking in the view of the San Diego Marina no further than 100 yards away.

It doesn’t get,

much better than this! :D

I am off to go pick up my registration packet for the conference, then Ben and I are going to go wander around the marina and re-visit those trees on the right hand side of the picture above. That’s where he got down on one knee. ;)

See ya!