Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Micro Babymoon

Pete and I used the opportunity of a conference he had in Long Beach last week for a little pre-baby getaway. It was really wonderful--to spend time with him, to be away from work, to eat amazing food (and be able to comp his portion of every meal), to drive a rental car, to see new sights, etc. I only had three complaints from the trip:

  1. It was too short.
  2. Spending extended periods of time in a car is occasionally uncomfortable when you have a strong little baby who decides to explore new corners of your uterus by forcing his whole 2-pound weight into them at once
  3. The crappy hotel we stayed in the first night--to justify the very nice hotel we spent the next two nights in--happened to be across the street from a nightclub that kept us up until midnight, when we were able to talk the front desk clerk into switching us into a room as far as possible from the noise.
Other than that, it was pure bliss.


Pete had to actually attend his conference on the first day, so I took our rental car and drove up to the Getty Museum in Bel Aire. It was a spectacular day, and the museum's architecture and gardens--and the views of LA from the museum--were incredible. I also enjoyed the art, of course, though I didn't have the stamina to spend too long being an art spectator. But 


We drove down to San Diego for the next two nights. My parents gave us a whale watching tour as part of our Christmas gift this year, so we enjoyed more fabulous weather from the top deck of a little boat. And unlike the last time I went whale watching (in 6th grade, on the East Coast), we definitely didn't have any trouble finding and watching whales. You may not be able to tell in the picture, but I had a lovely dark spot appear on my forehead after being in the sun the day before (and I did wear sunscreen). I kept trying to rub it off before I realized it was there to stay. Thankfully, it has faded now. It does make me glad I'm not spending the much of my pregnancy in the summer. I can't imagine what else would appear on my skin.


This is my delicious creme fraiche and pea custard at Cafe Chloe in downtown San Diego. Sorry, I can't resist the food pics sometimes.


And more food...this is at the Oceanaire Seafood Restaurant, where we had some of the best seafood I've ever enjoyed--and that's saying a lot, considering the fact that I spent ten years of my life in a tropical country. I was a bit sad I couldn't partake in the oysters from the oyster bar, but Pete very much enjoyed his (and didn't rub it in my face too much).

12 comments:

Lesley (and Eric) said...

Fun! You guys look great, and happy! And the food looks utterly delicious....

Augusta said...

So nice that you and your husband could have this time together! Your trip sounds like it was fantastic. Glad you enjoyed it.

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

You guys are so cute together! I agree about long car trips when you're pregnant, I just did one, not fun! I am so happy you two had the chance to get away :) Thanks for visiting me!

roadtomotherhood said...

Sounds like fun!!!

cgd said...

so glad you guys got to get away!! Looks like a great time.

Amanda said...

What a fun trip! Good for you for getting away while you can. Although, once you have the baby you'll be travelling even more!

You look fantastic :)

Josey said...

Looks like a great getaway!

Alex said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I'm glad you had this time together!

Kakunaa said...

OMG that food looks AMAZING! Which is a good sign....means my appetite is coming back (you gave me your head cold, LOL). I'm so glad you guys had fun on your trip, and you look adorable as always.

Kelly said...

The trip sounds great and the two of you look great! I agree...sounds like it was too short!

AmyG said...

NICE! I'm glad you had such a great trip!

Jordan said...

Sounds like such a fun trip - any favorite pieces from the Getty?

P.S. You look great!!!