Any who, we wasted no time and stopped by In-N-Out first thing. If you've read the blog before, you know I have a slight obsession. Maybe I'm just imagining it, but I think their burgers and fries taste even better when you eat them outside under the California sun. We continued enjoying the beautiful sunny weather by indulging in some beer at a pub a little later.
Later that evening we headed to Blue Boheme for some tasty dinner. I love this picture of the boys.
The picture of the girls wasn't so good, courtesy of me. I kept laughing, and when I get the giggles, I have a hard time stopping. Of course, Lauren and Neenah look great in every picture -- I'm either cracking up or trying too hard not to laugh.
The next day, we headed to Ocean Beach. We went to a smoothie place to enjoy an acai bowl (acai smoothie, granola, banana slices, strawberries, blueberries, and honey) for breakfast. Basically, it's deliciousness in a bowl. Thanks for the recommendation Emilia!
Justin and his brother Jason were good sports and walked around a few Ocean Beach antique shops with Neenah and me. I found some great things. Stayed tuned -- they deserve their own separate post. Thankfully, there was also a Trader Joe's nearby -- so we made stop 1 of 2 that afternoon. Man, I love that place.
We then headed to La Jolla. We weren't there long -- just enough time to enjoy the scenery and snap a few pictures. Too bad it was cloudy (and, as luck would have it, cleared up immediately after we left).
Who knew there were squirrels there? They seemed totally out of place, but they were cute nonetheless!
That night we went to see Joel McHale at Humphrey's by the Bay. (Like In-N-Out and Trader Joe's, I love me some Joel McHale. Don't worry, Justin's okay with it.)
Before the show, we went to the Pearl, a hotel with a great little bar, for happy hour.
The vibe there was awesome (as was the food and drinks). We sat on the floor (with sweet shag carpet). Here we all are (except for Neenah, who's hidden).
Then we headed to the show, where Lauren was asked if we wanted our seats to be upgraded (for free). Of course! So we were moved where the white arrow is:
Yes, that is the very front row! How awesome is that? During the show, Joel even commented on us receiving drinks (something sarcastic like "Oh good, your drinks are here. Is that white wine with ice?"). So basically, we're best friends now.
The next day we went back to In-N-Out for round two. We sat outside again, but this time I splurged for the double-double. Seriously, how are these things so good?
When deciding what we were going to do, my only requirement for the day was to be outside so we walked around Balboa Park. The weather was gorgeous and Balboa Park was so pretty and the buildings there were just amazing.
After the day at the park, Lauren and I made her grandpa's homemade vanilla ice cream. I was in high school the first time I tried his recipe, and every summer I think about how delicious it is.
I wish we could have stayed for a week (or a month) longer, but sadly, we had to come back to the humidity and 100 degree temps in Texas. We can't wait for our next trip out there!