We had decided that on Wednesday I would come over to Coronado and lounge on the beach while Sam finished up work.
I stopped at cute little Whole Foods type market on the island called Bayside. There I had the most delicious Thai Tofu Peanut Wrap I’ve ever had in my life. Dare I say it was the best wrap I’ve ever had? The sauce was creamy, the tofu and quinoa were perfectly cooked. Everything about it was glorious.
I also had an edamame salad and a berry smoothie. Lunch of champions!
After stuffing my face, I parked myself on the beach for a few hours.
It was seriously so relaxing.
I could sit on the beach all day long and be perfectly happy. What can I say? I’m still a Jersey girl in there somewhere.
The beach is neighbors with the navy base, and every so often planes would zoom above my head and land just a couple hundred yards away. I was even able to experience the joy of permanent hearing damage, courtesy of two jets!
Sam and I took the ferry back and got ready for our food tour! Taste of Little Italy was so.much.fun. I highly recommend it to anyone in San Diego during the tour. Sam and I spent the entire 4 hours walking from restaurant to restaurant, taking in the samples that we were given at each place.
Fusilli with mushrooms and peas in a brandy cream sauce – so creamy and comforting.
Pipian crusted brie with jalapeno jelly. Pipian is kind of like salsa verde. This was on some sort of shortbread cookie thing. It was an odd combination of flavors, but it worked.
The Spicy Pickle was the furthest walk, so they had a huge pickle on one of the corners, encouraging people to stop by.
I’m glad we did because their grilled vegetarian panini was to.die.for. I want a Spicy Pickle in South Carolina!
This was duck breast topped with cherries served on a slice of sourdough toast. I took the meat off and tried to just eat the cherries and bread, but it wasn’t good. Sam liked the duck, though.
I found that most of the stops either were vegetarian or had a vegetarian option, so I wasn’t too overwhelmed by meat. I either ate around the meat or gave my sample to Sam when the option included meat. Luckily that only happened once or twice.
One of the stops was a brewing company, where we were able to sample two beers. So tasty. The bartender was super sweet and gave Sam a bit more because he’s in the military.
The Burger Lounge was in.cred.ible. We originally weren’t going to go because we thought it was all beef burgers, but it turned out that they had a vegetarian option. It was made with organic quinoa, brown rice, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, garlic, panko, parsley, chipotle, and Monterey Jack cheese. It was seriously the best veggie burger I’ve ever had.
After the Burger Lounge, we took a quick stop back at the hotel to let our stomachs digest. We were only halfway through but we were SO FULL!
The rest of the tour went unphotographed because it was getting dark. We did take a fun video that I will be posting later!
I’m so jealous of this barista’s ability to make latte art. I worked as a barista for a little over a year, and I always wanted to learn how to do it!
Thursday was a little bit of a blur, as nothing major happened. Sam went to work, I returned my rented bike, packed up, checked out of the hotel, took a cab to the rental car place, picked up a rental car, and drove to the navy base to pick up Sam.
This is what Sam ended up packing for our LA trip: envelopes, a coffee pot, laundry detergent and his blue navy hat. Clown.
We visited with some of Sam’s friends, Jordan and Mariah, who just had a baby three weeks ago! So precious. After hanging out with them for a bit, we hit the road for our not-quite two hour road trip to LA!
We arrived safe and sound (courtesy of our Sirius radio– SO awesome!), albeit tired and ready for bed. Of course we had to park in spot 35!
So excited! Not. Stay tuned because tomorrow we go to DISNEYLAND!