Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stay Classy, San Diego

We started off our October with a much needed vacation to the opposite side of the country! We spent 2 days in Phoenix, AZ and then Sunday to Sunday in San Diego, CA. We had an amazing time! We flew out west because Matt was a groomsmen in John and Ali's wedding. John was one of his groomsmen and is one of Matt's best friends from St. Louis. We stopped in Phoenix the weekend before the wedding to spend time with the almost newlywedded couple. We had a great time! We mostly just hung out and saw a bit of the beautiful landscape! On Saturday we went to an Arizona State football game and afterwards tried to go to an Oktoberfest celebration in Tempe but it was too crowded so we left. On Sunday we hit the road for La Jolla (just north of San Diego) where the wedding was going to be the following Friday. I really enjoyed this ride through the desert. I had never seen this type of landscape in my life and I thought it was beautiful, and very dry! Matt and I did lots of fun stuff before wedding festivities began. We walked along the ocean and watched surfers. We toured Olde Town San Diego and ate delicious Mexican food, and then walked along the beach at Hotel del Coronado. We had a sunset dinner at George's on the Cove, and ate fabulous chili at our friend Jeff and Sarah's house. We went to the zoo (again with our friend Sarah and their two precious daughters), and we went on a mountain bike/sea kayak tour. San Diego was absolutely gorgeous!!! The end of the week was fun filled with wedding festivities. We really enjoyed getting to know John and Ali's families and friends throughout the weekend. The wedding was absolutely gorgeous, it truly could have been featured in a magazine! Ali and her family worked so hard and put together a beautiful event and a really fun party! Hope you enjoy all of the pictures of our vacation!!

View of the Phoenix Skyline from a park in Tempe

The sunset on our drive west

Windansea Beach down the street from our condo

Matt in Olde Towne

Us and the Pacific Ocean at Hotel del Coronado

Hotel del Coronado

A little out of order but this is us just after the sunset at George's on the Cove

This was the view at dinner, Beautiful!!!

A sweet Panda at the San Diego Zoo

More Zoo!

The Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove

Matt and I overlooking the Cove after our bike riding tour

John and Ali's big day!

Matt and the groom

Us after the wedding

These flowers grow everywhere in La Jolla! They are the traditional wedding flower Stefanotis. They were in my wedding bouquet and I was so excited to see them growing!