Friday, June 28, 2013

Let's get right to it!

One of the things Brett and I were most excited about when moving to California was all the awesome breweries in the area.  We couldn't wait to visit some of these places and we didn't wait.  After only a week of living in California, we decided to take a mini road trip down to the San Diego area for some brewery tours and fun on the weekend.  

We headed out on a sunny Saturday morning and hit the road.  We stopped at the town of Oceanside on our way because we didn't want to start drinking beer at 10am... :)  After roaming the pier and checking out the area for a while, we deemed it officially beer o'clock and headed to our first brewery of the trip:

The Lost Abbey
(which shares a brewhouse with Port Brewing Co.)

We sampled some beers, went on a fun brewery tour, and hung out in the barrel room.  This place had an awesome vibe.  We hope to come back and visit again, for sure.  After a few hours hanging at the Lost Abbey, we continued on to the second brew stop of the trip:

Stone Brewing Company

We've been to Stone before on one of our previous California vacations (which after just looking at those links, I realized I wore the same dress both times, ha!), but we couldn't wait to come back and visit again.  We didn't go on a brewery tour this time.  Instead, we grabbed a couple pints and relaxed in the beer garden for a while before heading inside for dinner.  Just like the first time we visited, we had a blast spending time at Stone.  I'm sure we'll be back again soon!

After our fun brewery filled afternoon, we continued on down to San Diego!

We booked a hotel (with an awesome rooftop lounge that provided great views of San Diego!) in the Gaslamp Quarter and soon after checking in, the sun had set and we were ready for the night.  The Gaslamp Quarter was hopping and we had a ton of fun drinking and dancing the night away at various bars.  And at the end of the night, of course pizza was eaten. ;)

We woke up the next morning with an immense need for an awesome breakfast (read: we were really hungover).  So we packed up our things, checked out of our hotel, and hit the road back towards home.  We heard about an awesome breakfast place in La Jolla and decided we must stop.  And I am soo glad we did.

We ate at Kono's Surf Club Cafe and had to wait in a line wrapped around the entire building but it was so worth it.  The breakfast was gigantic and delicious.  Completely hit the spot.  Afterwards, we strolled the pier and checked out all the surfers before getting back in the car and heading home, where we then took a 2 hour nap... :)

Fun times!


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