Little Road Trip with Friends
Sarah and Bill, our friends from Dallas, decided to take advantage of a Southwest Airlines special and flew into San Diego. They have hosted us at their house a couple times and now it was our turn.
We took them to the Ritz Carlton in Monarch Beach for welcome cocktails.
Then we went up to the Central Coast on a little "Sideways" tour. The hills are covered with wildflowers now.
We had refreshments at Longboards, on the pier at Stearn's Wharf.
Sarah ponders the menu at Santa Barbara Fish House.
JJ and I shared Macadamia crusted sea bass. Fabulous.
We took them the back way, up past Lake Cachuma to Cold Springs Tavern.
Of course there would be wine tasting.
On the way home we stopped for lunch at Duke's in Malibu. Excellent.
Followed by a short trip through Balboa Park. Which got us into a major traffic jam at Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres' opening day game was just getting underway--what are the odds!
Finally, we dined at Roy's at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego, where we stayed the night.