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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fun Time with my Parents

Mum & Pop

My bloggy silence last week was due to a visit from my parents. We had so much fun exploring LA and driving down to San Diego. I wanted to share some pictures - most of them are of food. I hope that's not a problem for anyone - if it is, we'll just have to agree to disagree...

San Luis Rey Mission

We started the week with a drive down to San Diego in a convertible, after which I looked like this:

post-convertible ride  drivin' with the top down

Hotel Del Coronado 

We hopped over to Coronado Island, where my mom painted, my dad took pictures, and I stuck my feet into the freezing ocean. 

natural state

toes in the water

sea lions in San Diego

Saw the sea lions in La Jolla

Dad's white beard

And my dad grew a glowing white beard!

beautiful sunset

We drove up and down Mulholland Drive during sunset.

LA sprawl

the hollywood sign!
That's the Hollywood sign!

Santa Monicaknitting in the sand

And visited the beach in Santa Monica, where I knit all the yarn, and my mom painted again.

Mum painting in the sand

But the food! Oh the food - we seriously lucked out on this trip and had some of the most amazing meals we've ever tasted. 

the best burger of all time

The best kobe burger of my life at Public House in Temecula


Three HUGE chicken dinners and delicious blue margaritas at Hash House in San Diego


wine to go!

A tiny glass of portable wine at the Getty Center in LA

irish coffee

And a delicious irish coffee on Coronado Island, a great way to end the day.


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  2. My second favorite part of this post is how delicious that food looks- yum!!!

    But my FIRST favorite part of this post is how ANGRY your dad looks to have grown that white beard (almost as mad as your brother looked in the Canavan children XMas photo via 2007? 2008? Anyway, you know which one I mean....)

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!!

    (PS that was me commenting, not Tom)

  3. Love the photos! Especially the food!


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