Since my 35th birthday is just around the corner, and we can't really afford to have any sort of shin-dig, Dan wanted me to plan a Birthday Adventure. He said he'd take me anywhere I wanted to go & it only took me 30 seconds to decide.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love the ocean; those who know me best, know how much I also love meat. lol! Several moths ago, I was watching "Diner's Drive-In's & Dives" and they were at a BBQ joint just past San Francisco. I thought to myself, if it's good enough for Guy, then it's good enough for me. So, I gave Dan a link to the restaurant, and he did the rest. We discovered that the restaurant is just a quarter mile from the beach! BBQ AND beach?!?! How perfect! I got SO excited! We made the plans on Thursday of last week, so I was very grateful for a busy Friday/Saturday/Sunday. I felt like a little kid waiting out the last few days before Christmas!
|A few photos from our drive there & back.|
First stop on our Adventure was the beach. Dan wanted to make sure there was a sufficient area to relax, and also enjoy our lunch. We found the perfect little beach! The view was stunning!! There was sand, rocks, hills, trails and even a little brook! I'm not gonna lie...I totally fell in love!! Sorry, Newport. This girl has a new fav beach!
Once we got our food, we headed back to the beach, parked and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery & of course, our glorious MEAT!
|The meat plate on the L was mine & the one on the R was Dan's. This doesn't show our HUGE amount of sides!!|
|Along the jogging/biking trail, there were memorial benches. At the end is this 9/11 memorial bench area. Never forget!|
This beach really is perfect. There is just the right combination of sand, rocks, trails, etc. Dan & I were able to see every inch of it in a very short amount of time. That left us with an hour to just sit & soak up the sun!
|Don't worry, it wasn't all for me. Most of it was, but not all of it. haha!!! Mmmm...|
I cannot express to you how much this day away with Dan meant to me. Even tho' we were only gone for about 9 hours, it was all the time I needed to relax, de-stress & re-charge. Dan and I have decided to take the kids next week, It will be the prefect way to end our Summer Vacation. CAN'T WAIT!