Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Brookes and Peggy

As usual, its always exciting to have visitors, but I was so excited when Brooke told me she was coming out to visit. I’ve been trying to convince her to start travel nursing ever since I began. Considering how awesome San Diego is, I figured this trip would be a good opportunity. There is so much to do so I really had to brainstorm to figure out what would be the plan. I created a powerpoint slideshow so she could mentally prepare. If I knew enough about this blogging thing I would include it, but i can’t quite figure it out. Anway Here is a lot of what we did.



One of the days we went on a whale watching cruise. We actually saw 6 whale surfacings –very cool. There were hundreds of dolphins as well which were absolutely gorgeous. I’m so glad I went, but would NEVER go again. After we got far enough out to sea, the boat just idled and I tell you what; talk about swaying…..I have never been so seasick in my life!

Sunset Cliffs

Torrey Pines State Park is only about 30 min north of San Diego and is well known for some of its beautiful hiking trails.  We spent one afternoon hiking along the cliffs of the park that overlook the ocean…soooo pretty

La Jolla

Dinner Dates

of course we know how much we like to eat!


I feel like Coronado is a must see if you are in San Diego for more than a couple days. I love how peaceful and charming this little island is. Everything is just slower and more relaxed – I love it

And pretty much every night, we enjoyed a sunset somewhere!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Santa Monica

Meleah and I took a trip to LA for a night since we hadn’t really done the touristy thing yet. We spent the first day in afternoon in Santa Monica. We walked along 3rd street promenade earlier in the evening until it got dark when we walked on the pier. There were tons of street performers along the promenade as well as great shopping!  Of course we made sure to ride the ferris wheel on the pier once it got dark. To bring back childhood memories we went into the arcade and played video games and then got in the photo booth!!


Surf Board

One of my newest and favorite purchases………………..

And a bonus its ECU colors!! I’ve been going out a good bit and getting better and better. The guys at the surf shop where I bought the board offered to give me a free surf lesson. It turned out that the guy who was teaching my was from North Carolina and went to ECU too!! What a small world—I couldn’t believe it!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Las Vegas

My friend Netto from Charleston recently turned 30. To celebrate he got hotel rooms for a bunch of his friends in Las Vegas.  I was lucky enough to be invited to join in on the fun!

Our Awesome ride to the Birthday Dinner!


Group shot at the hotel


Walking around the strip one of the nights with the birthday boy


Our Last night in Little Italy, Meleah and I decided to have a date night!


Then we met up with a couple friends afterwards….


Saturday, August 6, 2011

July 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!

It just so turned out that some of the main fireworks done in San Diego were shot off in the harbor right in front of our condo.  And since we live on the 17th floor, it was the most perfect place to watch. We invited everyone over to grill out and lay by the pool during the day and watch the fireworks at night. It could not have been a more perfect 4th!!!!



Girls making pigs in the blanket……


The whole group getting ready to dig in!


Enjoying the view from the balcony……


Almost time for fireworks……………

And here they are!!!!!!!!!!

All crammed on the balcony—What a great day!


Self taken picture with some of the girls! Its been so much fun finally meeting other travelers and getting to know them. These are such sweet girls! I’m so thankful we met them and have been able to get to know each other.