Day 20 – Newport Beach, ihop & San Diego!

Day 20

Wow amazing to think we leave on Sunday, but I am ready to go home, it’s amazing how much being away makes you appreciate things like a washing machine, a kitchen with everything and even routine (that’s right I’m missing the gym and my daily life) not sure if I’m ready to go back to work though, this trip has been mighty exhausting!

Anyway today we made our way from Oxnard to San Diego, we followed the pacific Coast Highway till its end and enjoyed stopping at Newport beach (mostly just for the OC tv show obsession I have had going on since it started) it really was a nice beach this one and the temperature is finally back to hot and sunny, no more jumpers for these two! We passed many beaches along the way and it was a really nice drive.

We stopped for lunch at ihop today, finally getting to it! I had New York Cheesecake pancakes topped with strawberries and cream, these were so delicious, but also so sickly sweet and it took me ages to eat them all… I was determined not to waste my food. (even if I did feel a little sick after) Greg had some Belgium waffles and chicken strips, a weird combination I know!

Pushing on and finally making it to our hotel in mission valley, San Diego we were excited to check in (as always) for a break from the car, we were also glad to be here for three nights so much more relaxing! This is a very nice hotel with fancy Cantelope and Lime/mint water free to guests (you should have seen Gregs face when I gave him some of the cantelope haha) a nice common area, hallways, rooms and beds! We ended up with two queens and Greg thinks we should sleep separate and experience a whole bed to ourselves as this never happens….. I think I’ll just join him in whichever bed he chooses haha.

It just so happened that there was a massive shopping centre over the road so we finished off our afternoon by continuing our quest at best buy getting some hardrives for cheap, Greg also getting a few new things for his computer.

Having the tablet now also made it more bearable for Greg to wait for me shopping as he could sit and play games on it, I had no luck in target (none of the nice bikinis fit me, only ladies with real boobs, sizes left) I left frustrated but ended up with a good haul at another store yay! It was getting late by now and time to head back, picking up some milk and cereal on the way as we have fridge again yay!  We didn’t think about not having bowls and spoons though…… looks like we will be drinking our cereal out of mugs in the morning! Haha

We’re super excited for tomorrow as its San Diego Zoo day! Now I’m off to get some sleep

Thanks for reading

N&G

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More of a view from malibu this morning
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campers by the beach with a highway on the otherside…
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houses right on the water!
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someone’s castle on a hill
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some fancy housing

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A nice clear morning today, this was about 8.30am

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the backs of houses right on the water

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A very pretty University
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So many Piers
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$10 parking yikes!

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The backs of the amazing houses right on the beach, not so amazing!
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Hope they like their neighbors close!

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I love that they have volleyball nets set up for people to play when they please

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another shot of Santa Monica pier
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A funky hotel
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Grass growing on the side of a hotel! All I could think was stroke the furry wall..

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Driving next to and under L.A.X
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this is insane…
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so many shipping containers

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The L.A river
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I really like this garden, Mumma Vicki think we could do something like this at home?

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We are in Orange County!
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Oil rigs on the horizon
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Huntington beach

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Newport beach! Welcome to the O.C Bitch!

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I was very excited to be in Newport (O.C tv show obsession!)
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Some lovely beach houses here

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A fancy McDonald’s

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Newport Pier

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A very nice beach and lovely summer weather!

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vacant building at the end of the pier
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a weird little bbq shack
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Life guard stations so different to the O.C show… definitely not the beach the show was shot on.. haha

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The closest thing to the crab shack!

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The Bikini Greg wanted me to buy….

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