Our flight landed and we went straight to Wahoo’s for fish tacos.
Followed by walks on the beach…
That night we had dinner back at the condo. Blue cheese-avocado hamburgers served with french fries.
A creepy haze when I went out for a morning workout.
Breakfast was smoked salmon + cream cheese + capers on sourdough. Served with eggs + bacon.
Vevian posted to her instagram that she was going to be working out at 1000 steps beach. She was asking for people to join so I figured why not! On vacation I try to workout in the mornings…otherwise I won’t be hungry to eat all the delicious food I find!
So half of my family got up and headed to 1000 steps beach. We walked/ran/jumped up and down the 200+ steps that cascaded down the cliff to the beach.
A breakfast of eggs + bacon + pb-banana toast followed.
Then we ate tacos from Taco Loco. In the past I had thought this place looked too sketchy to eat at. I went with a sea bass taco and it was great.
sister + boyfriend.
tower of Trader Joe’s treats.
breakfast tacos (i guess it’s more like a burrito).
Then we headed to Newport for some shopping and ate lunch at Bear Flag Fish Co. They were the best fish tacos of my life. And we met a pitbull+mastiff mix. Most attractive looking dog I have ever seen.
Post-lunch fresh squeezed pineapple-apple juice from Juice Crafters on Balboa Island.
Each of the couples on the trip were responsible for at least one meal. Andrew and I made Lobster Mac n’ Cheese our night. I had been wanting to make lobster mac n’ cheese for so long! My dad mentioned something about wanting to try it…didn’t have to tell me twice. We served it with a salad and a sourdough baguette.
My sister and I also realized that if you take a slice of that sourdough baguette and dip it in this dressing + blue cheese…it tastes like the most delicious thing.
Half a bagel topped with smoked salmon + cream cheese + capers. Served with eggs and orange slices. Then we all piled into the car and headed to Disneyland for the day.
Just so you know, I’m obsessed with those mint pants I’m wearing below. They’re from J.Crew Factory. I want to wear them everyday. Everyday.
I’m in the back. That is pure terror on my face. I hate Splash Mountain. HATE IT. I have no clue why I keep going on it. Also, I don’t know anyone in my little log boat.
hamburgers + fries at Disneyland.
Pineapple Dole Whips at Disney.
So we have a tradition of going to BJ’s after Disneyland. After a day walking around on your feet, all you wanna do is sit down and eat a delicious meal. I had the most random mix of food that night. Wedge salad, clam chowder, 1/2 a slice of pizza and then the 7 of us split a chocolate chip pizookie. I ate the most pizookie.
This was my favorite meal of the trip.
smoked salmon + cream cheese on sourdough + eggs + oranges…again.
Wahoo’s again! This time I went with a carnitas burrito with no rice.
Massive snickerdoodle cookie from a coffee shop.
Dinner was a choice of mahi mahi, salmon or sea bass. Served with a salad + sauteed sugar snap peas and sourdough baguettes.
Sourdough French Toast topped with peanut butter & bananas.
Lunch was at The Cliff. By this point my stomach was all out of whack from too much vacation food. For some reason nothing sounded better than this Turkey Wrap + fruit. That was the best tortilla I’ve ever eaten a wrap in. So doughy and wheat-y.
Then Andrew and I wandered down an alley and ended up right outside a gelato shop. Coincidence?! I think not. I got mango + coconut.
The last dinner of the trip was mahi mahi + salad + sauteed sugar snap peas + sourdough (again).
The day we left, Andrew and I grabbed breakfast at Banzai Bowls. I got the Maui Sunrise, which had so much coconut. Yum. I felt like I hadn’t had a smoothie breakfast in FOREVER. Our typical trip breakfasts seem to always involve eggs. So a smoothie type of thing was a welcomed change. So fresh. Plus, I couldn’t even tell you the last time I ate granola. It was so good.
Until next year, Laguna!