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Stay Classy San Diego

In this post I will step away from discussing the deeper things, to talk about the mini trip I took to San Diego. I love being able to re-calibrate and recharge by taking short inexpensive trips. Luke had to go down for a conference, so I thought I’d tag along. The hotel room is covered so all I had to pay for was flight and food.

San Diego:

San Diego as Ron Burgundy clearly states “is the greatest city of mankind, discovered by the Germans in 1904” haha! To be fair though, it is a pretty cool city. Since Luke had to work, I spent day one at Balboa park. This is a must see place, the architecture alone is spectacular. There are quite a few museums in the area including the art museum, museum of man, natural history museum, botanical gardens, and Spanish village art center (see pictures below).

Day two was a chill day! I sat outside facing the harbor and watched boats go by and read. Oh I forgot to mention the restaurant day one which was the Blind Burro! Amazing authentic Mexican food and margaritas! I was in heaven.

We ate at Blue Point the second night and had the seafood tower and lobster rolls. All of which was delicious. For getting around you can take an Uber anywhere for a good price. Our favorite mode of transportation however was the electric scooters. (Click here for a short video of my first ride). They are set up like Uber or Lyft in the way of being able to find one via GPS, and unlock it with a scan of the QR code. It was only one dollar to start and 15 cents/minute to continue.  With this mode of transportation we were able to go through the Gaslamp district, all the way up to Little Italy. What an incredible way to get around with no emissions,  no traffic jams and at your fingertips! 

The restaurant night three was Civico1845. The servers were very knowledgeable and pleasant. I had the ravioli all’aragosta, which was so delicious. They also have an amazing vegan menu. The picture of the wine above was from this spot. So many lovely things to see and do in San Diego. The people are nice and the restaurants are pretty swell. I would highly recommend if you’ve never been to check it out! Thank you for listening!

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Let’s talk about something else…

Well I am over talking about the plan. It was a learning experience for me and I will continue to use this as a guide to eating for my body. I do have to say though that I would highly recommend everyone trying it out at least once. Nearly everyone in my office tried it with different levels of weight loss. But everyone thinks it helped them understand what food does to each person on an individual basis.

Let’s talk about something else:

It’s the last day of February and I have a headache. I’ve been stressing about work and finances a bit. I work really hard but so far have not seen the rewards. I am in the sales industry and work on commission and it can be hard to ramp up and see consistent paychecks. First world problems I know, but it’s what I am going through at the moment. So instead of dwelling I am trying to focus on the things that don’t stress me out like painting and my hubby and of course the dogs.

My dogs:

Oliver is blind, we had to remove his eyes last year due to cataracts that turned into ulcers and poor baby was in pain so we made the decision. I’ve had Oliver since he was just wee and now he’s almost 10 years old. Jazmine was a rescue and I got her about 6 months after Oliver and she’ll be 10 this summer. Needless to say they are my babies and have been with me through many things. Breakups, leaving everything in Ontario and driving across the country to start a new life in Alberta and then some.

Oliver has been incredible lately, he has been finding his way upstairs on his own. I was calling out for him and see him making his way back downstairs like he could see every step. He runs fearlessly through the park when we take him out. We take him when no one is there, other dogs don’t always bother him but I’d rather not have the hassle. He’s a walking, breathing reason that nothing I’m going through means I need to quit or stop. He’s truly an inspiration!

Jazmine is a little sweetheart, she loves everyone, no matter what. She actually is a bit crazy also, she’ll watch tv and barks at any animal she sees. She especially hates the trip advisor owl, the sound he makes at the beginning of each commercial sets her off even if she’s not watching. But whenever I’m sick or feeling down she’ll never leave my side, always there for me always snuggling.

Here are a couple pictures of my babies!