Karen actually lived on Coronado Island when she spent a year living in San Diego 6 years ago and went through a paralegal program at University of San Diego. So when she heard convention would be here, she was THRILLED to come back for a visit.
Throughout the weekend, she likes to just stop and remind us how much she loves it here. She ended up coming back to the East Coast because she missed all of her family, but if none of us existed, she would live right here on this island.
We decided instead of her saying over and over “Gosh I just love it here. Can you believe this weather…” and all the other things she loves about San Diego that whenever she is thinking wonderful thoughts about it she will just say the code word BANANA out loud so we know exactly what she is thinking. It has turned into the joke of the weekend!!
We rented bikes today and rode a gorgeous 8 miles down to Imperial Beach (almost to Mexico!) and back up to the Ferry Landing on the island. We estimated we covered about 20-22 miles total!
I was a bit nervous riding a bike (esp. with no helmet) but we were on a really nice and safe paved path and there are no hills to race down here!
We got in a great workout – flat riding into the wind isn’t so easy!
Turnaround in Imperial Beach!
We rode back up by The Del and to the landing for lunch
You know the LA or NYC debate we had a few weeks ago? I think if I had $5M I would choose to live here! The houses are just so gorgeous and with such perfect weather year round, the yards and landscapes are pristine!
Lunch landed us at II Fornaio, a fancy Italian restaurant right on the water. We actually ate dinner here 6 years ago when we came out to visit Karen!
After 2 hours of biking, we bread lovers devoured the bread basket!
It was incredible bread! Warm and doughy
Pete of the Great Falls GH joined us for our excursion today. Do I have any Great Falls readers in da house?!
Karen went fancy for lunch with a glass of Sauv Blanc
The entrée I ordered was wonderful – a medley of scallops, shrimp and calamari over wilted arugula and spinach with white beans, garlic and grilled tomatoes. Basically a hot seafood salad!
It was awesome, but left me too full and thirsty!
Matt had a seafood risotto!
We biked home from lunch and are registering for convention and resting.