Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celebrating San Diego Style

The past two weeks have been absolutely amazing. Ending my vacation with a trip to San Diego was the perfect way to celebrate Scott and I's anniversary (let's move past the sketchy grammar).
All dressed up :) I'm a very lucky girl.
We went to the San Diego fair for a few hours, and looked around at all the different booths that were selling everything people don't need. Which makes it all the more fun, to examine the interesting things that were out there. Apparently there is a workout machine that just vibrates you, so all you do is stand there and burn calories...which seems a little bit like cheating/missing the whole point but to each their own.
For our dinner date that night, Scott surprised me by taking me to the Gas lamp district in downtown San Diego--a place I've been wanting to see forever. We got all dressed up and went out to dinner the Italian restaurant Chianti.
View of the gas lamp district from the car
We actually had a coupon that gave us $50 off if we spent $100. I love coupons. So while the hungry foodie part of me died with happiness at the prospect of a TON of delicious food, the blogger part of me is dying a little bit right now as I realize how many pictures my camera and google images lacks of the food. To top it off, a lot of what we ordered were the specials of the night and I don't know the actual names of them.

We ended up ordering a special appetizer (which included lobster, scallops, mango, cucumber, and avocado), small Caesar salad, our entree--I got the lobster ravioli, Scott got the Fettachine Mare e Terra which was shrimp,scallops, and mushroom-- and ended the meal with dessert. Scott got a chocolate lava cake, and I got a fruit dessert that was delicious and semi sweet. I'm super sad I didn't get a picture of the desserts because they were very pretty. 
The amazing appetizer we shared
An unflattering picture of a delicious lobster ravioli dish.

We had enough food to last us a lifetime, so we actually stayed at the restaurant for about 2 and half hours. It was really fun to just talk and enjoy being out in such a pretty place. I was a very happy Julia.

The next day was spent at Sea World. I haven't been since my 10th birthday, and I was really excited to see it again. I might have been a little too excited...especially when I saw the big, fat walrus waddle towards us.
Hug me?

I also went crazy when two dolphins came up to get pets, and splashed us. (Don't worry we were allowed to touch if they approached us)

My visit was incredible, and I'm so lucky to have someone who planned such a great trip. And someone who asks if our anniversary can have it's own post. Definitely blog worthy.
Happy Anniversary!

One last thing..
These past two weeks have been anything but normal (in the best way possible), so I know my blog posts have been a little all over the place. I'm excited to go back to normal, nightly posts tomorrow that actually have to do with working out and healthy food material (well as much as I usually do!). 



  1. Aww your San Diego trip looks wonderful!! I would die if I was able to spend $50 for $100 worth of food at a restaurant. Amazing. You two are so adorable :)

  2. Aww this looks like such an amazing anniversary celebration. Which anniversary were you celebrating?

    I looove groupons, by the way. They can be such a great deal. Your apps, entrees, and dessert sound amazing. I love when meals become experiences. Congratulations on your anniversary and your trip!

  3. aah SO.FREAKING.CUTE. you should know i've pretty much been stalking your blog these past couple days waiting to find out what the surprise was for your anniversary. it sounds like it was perfect. you two look so happy in the first picture when you're dressed all fancy shmancy :) i'm glad you had such a great time!!

  4. awwww! omg i can't say enough how cute u guys are!! you're def a really lucky girl :) but i think scott is luckier cuz look at you in the first pic! dang girl, you're smoking hot!!

    and i love coupons too but im not ready to admit it to the world just yet :P