Mark & Jules arrived in LA in 1 Jan, and after a quick catchup with Nesh, they came to SD a couple of day later with their lovely and very tall sons… A fun time with mama Jules clucking around her boys and their preferences, and the boys taking everything in their stride..!
Starting with a quick walk in Annies Canyon, lunch at Seasurf, walk up to Torrey Pines via the beach, we dropped bags and met Victor, Penny (and her lovely mum) followed by a visit to El Gordos where the line was longer than usual as they swapped out a 300lb adobada spool…
Next day, Cuatro Milpas was closed, so bkfast at El Carritos, visit to Cafe Moto and then off to Climbers Loop and the Old Dam in Mission Trails park, which was a beautiful walk, even appreciated by the boys. After the obligatory Costco visit, we had a great MishMash lunch and visit to local dispensary, then to the USS Midway (closed by that time). At home, we decided to have a comparative beer tasting and made a quick trip to the ‘Best Dam Beer Store’ to stock up on Americas finest for the tasting… The Aussies began to realize we were just scratching the surface of the topic, and realization dawned on Mark that some of beers we tried were actually pretty highly regarded…! My homemade Gin was a hit, and Mark & K chattered on into the night, solving all their problems, and then some…!
Sun AM involved some scootering to Cocina35 for Chilaquiles, with huge smiles on the boys (and Marks!) faces as they tried the scooters.. Lovely walk in Balboa park to the big tree, House of England and coffee… Visitors then left, relieved to get away… 🙂