By Thursday evening Jason and I desperately needed something fun to do together. Camping in our own “home” was getting very old, and we were both battling the blues. Over dinner I threw out a list of suggestions for the weekend. Bonfire on the beach? Spa day? We texted our nearest friends to see if they had any time free over the weekend. They’re an awesome couple that Jason knows through poker. They live about two hours North of us in Hermosa Beach, which is outside LA. They invited us up to spend Friday night, and we gleefully accepted.
As soon as we got there yesterday we headed to dinner in Manhattan Beach, one town over from Hermosa. It was so refreshing to have another woman to talk to- especially since we have tons in common. We both relocated to SoCal from the South, we have similar careers, and most significantly, we’re both engaged to professional poker players so we have the same bizarre and fabulous lifestyle. We even have the same name. It’s almost too weird. The night flew by and eventually we retired home where Jason and I had the luxury of a real bed.
This morning Jason and I went to a local diner for some breakfast before our friends were awake. I ordered California Enchiladas, which was scrambled eggs wrapped in tortillas and topped with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. Is this something that diner invented, or is it a widely-known dish? I need to know, because it was amazing and I must have it again- even if that means making it at home.
Later the four of us decided to bike to a late lunch. The weather was perfect, and it was a beautiful ride along the water. Here are some pictures from along the way.
We went a little over eight miles before stopping for lunch at a Mexican restaurant. We sat overlooking the water and watched sailboats and kayakers pass by while we ate. We even saw a little seal playing in the harbor. Then we biked back and I had a quick nap and shower before Jason and I headed back to San Diego.
We’re home now, and in a much better state of mind after our mini-vacation. Especially since we now know that our moving truck is arriving Tuesday afternoon. I’ll have a new level of appreciation for all of it by then, for sure.