Saturday, June 15, 2013

Anniversary Trip Day Two

Here we are mid-June and it feels like this anniversary trip was a looong time ago. I just downed my afternoon bowl of cereal as I sit here and think back to that very special four days. Just me and him, him and me.

Day Two:

We woke up, asked Siri for nearby breakfast places then walked to this adorable diner. That was one of my favorite things about our trip, being able to walk to everything!

We ended up at this great diner, you could order as healthy...or not as you wanted. And it was delicious...but then again, every meal we had was!

Then off to the beach for a little exercise.

This was taken after a beautiful six mile run. As you can see, it was overcast and a little foggy, it made for a great run.

Next up, showers and window shopping on Rodeo Dr.

Then it was lunch at Spago. People, we ate lunch side by side! No kiddo between us,  no crayons or kids meal menus splattered on the table. Just us.  I found it refreshing...and a little unnerving. This entire trip I felt like I was cheating on my little people! Like I shouldn't be having this kind of fun without them. I wonder if that's normal....

After lunch and more window shopping we happened upon Sprinkles Cupcakes.

If you don't have time to stand in line (the line was out the door!!) you could just walk up to the cupcake dispenser!  We weren't in any rush so we stood in that line and tried to figure out which flavor to try...a tough decision!

I wish I remembered what flavors we ordered. I'm guessing mine was red velvet something or other and Joe's was something chocolate peanut buttery...

I do remember them being very, very good.

More window shopping...well, okay, I did get to splurge a little on a pair of jeans. I've never done that before, bought a pair of jeans for more than what you find them at GAP.

My new jeans and my new fancy sunglasses! These were my two big purchases. I have to say, these jeans?! I loooove them. SO, SO comfortable, SO soft! The perfect stretch without stretching too much. I did find it funny that I grabbed the largest pair they had on the shelf. If I were to live in LA I wouldn't be able to gain any weight...there would be NO clothes for me!  Reason 1067 I'm an Ohio girl through and through.

After window shopping we drove around for awhile just to sort of get more of a feel for the area, look at those great big houses and pretend we were locals. Which of course was pretty hilarious.  The houses were huge, the lifestyle so different than what we are used to. I loved the scenery. The landscape being so unlike that of Ohio. The palm trees, the ocean, gorgeous.

After our little drive it was time for our dinner reservations at the Ivy.  This time at the West Hollywood location.

Again, I don't remember what on earth I ordered, maybe fish or a salad and of course some sort of chocolate-y dessert.

We then walked out to the Santa Monica Pier. 

We rode the Ferris wheel. 

and the roller coaster :)

Joe has the most hilarious video of us on the roller coaster. The kids thought it was pretty funny :)

Day two was pretty great.  To have endless hours with my best friend without the interruption of our normal obligations was so nice. Such a welcome change of pace!

Back soon with day three!


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