We packed up the car on Saturday morning and headed down to Del Mar, leaving the boys with Nini and Pa for our first getaway solo since Greyson was born. And don't get me wrong, we love our kids, but boy oh boy was it nice to have 36 hours to ourselves, filled with nothing to do but lie by the pool, catch up on our books, eat some tasty meals and most importantly, SLEEP!
We stayed at the same hotel we stayed at last year, L'Auberge Del Mar, which we couldn't recommend highly enough. The hotel is in a great location, within walking distance to a ton of great restaurants and boutiques and the decor is seaside adorable. They even have mini cupcakes to welcome you when you check in - my kind of place!
We got down to Del Mar around lunchtime on Saturday and after checking in and changing into our suits, we walked over to Board & Brew to pick up some yummy sandos to eat poolside. Within an hour of sitting down, I was sleeping on the lounge chair (apparently, I was tired!) and spent the rest of the day finally getting into the book I've been reading since Grey was born, only taking a break for some gelato and a game of cards. We had a late afternoon hot tub, then drinks at the bar at the hotel before heading to Prep Kitchen for dinner. An early nightcap back at the hotel bar and we were both sleeping by 11:30pm - my how times have changed.
The next morning, we slept in nice and late and after a pit stop at Sbux across the street, we took a nice long walk along the railroad tracks overlooking the ocean - a gorge view and perfect weather. Since we wanted to maximize our pool time, we picked up sandos from Board & Brew again and spent a few last hours soaking in the sun before heading back to reality.
It was a great little getaway and I can't help but think we lucked out again on the whole weather front; it really was perfect. It was nice to reconnect with the hubs sans the distraction of kiddos and we decided that we should try and do it every couple of months (while we'd love to make it a monthly thing, that just seems financially frivolous!) so I'm looking forward to that!
Nini and Pa had a great weekend with the boys, with Greyson even giving them a break and waking only once throughout the night. We're convinced they must be lying about that as that's definitely not the case when we're around! But happy nonetheless that he was easy on them so they'll want to take care of the monsters again ;-)
We're lying low this weekend and getting ready for a storm of guests the rest of April is bringing, with Aunt V and Thomas in town next weekend for Easter and a weekend getaway to Palm Springs with the Carver clan at the end of the month. There's never a dull moment around here!