Forever A Tourist
If you follow me along on instagram, I recently confessed to never traveling outside of North America. Despite desperately wanting to travel abroad - the "right time" just never presented itself to me. . While my friend's were backpacking in Europe - I was juggling multiple part time job's , planning my big move from Toronto, Canada - to California. Now that I'm here, I still feel like such a tourist! Despite having lived here for nearly 8 years (wow, time flies!) - I'm still a small town Canadian girl who is endlessly enamored by the 365 days of sunshine, swaying palm trees, and all that makes California such an iconic state.
Therefore, my absolute favorite thing to do on the weekend's , is to get out of the house - pretend I'm a tourist, and sight see! There is seriously SO much to see in San Diego. My parent's have visited more time's that I can count, and they still have yet to experience all that San Diego has to offer. . So word to the wise, if you are planning a trip here, plan one for longer than you expect. As San Diego County is a huge area, stretching miles up the coast - and inland.
This post will be part of on ongoing series, dedicated to all the fun things to see, do, and eat in San Diego!
Oceanside is a laid back gem, at the very most north point of San Diego county. It is bordered by Camp Pendleton, which is a vast and empty piece of land used by the marine's for training purposes. It has a beatnik, eclectic beach vibe - and up until recently, time had stood still for this small coastal city.
The main attraction, is most definitely the pier - which happens to be one of the longest (1,942 ft) wooden piers on the west coast!
Not only is the pier a fun place to take a leisurely stroll down, but perched at the very end of it, is a classic diner equipped with all the decadent classics to replenish those calories you just burnt off!
Calories Don't Count on the Weekend
We buy organic, avoid dairy, eat lot's of veggies, and eat mainly vegetarian - during the week. So when we go out on the weekend's, we break all the rules!
We like good food - and sometimes good food, isn't good for you. Rather than guilt myself for it, I try to limit the weekend binging to one meal - and eat light the rest of the day. Quite honestly, since intermittent fasting - I've noticed a huge decrease in my appetite. It's not something that is constantly on my mind like before. I try to eat the majority of my carbs for lunch, and have been loving breakfast bowls (recipe coming!).
Moral of the story, let loose! You can get back to whatever regiment you follow on Monday! Get out to your local eateries, and indulge in some tasty food! Life is all about balance - and finding yours!
Full disclaimer, I bought that milkshake solely as a prop - as Stella can't have dairy (read more about that here ), and neither can I (especially while nursing Lola, as she's become extremely fussy anytime I've ate even a little). . I just couldn't miss the opportunity to have the full on diner shot! PS - I asked if they had a dairy free version, but it was. a laughable no!
French Fries For Breakfast
This was fully my idea, signed off with an approving shreik of joy by my toddler! Judge me!
An Ode to a Bygone Era
Part of the appeal of Ruby's - is their purist approach to the 1940's style diner seen in everything from the red vinyl booths - to the waitresses and waiters dressed in classic dress, and aprons. . I'm all about small details, and appreciate the dose of nostalgia!
Our little circus
Yep, having two littles under 3 is a lot! Especially toting them around on these weekend adventures. But I'm all for the chaos if it makes for sunshine filled, happy memories.
Walking Those Carbs Off
Remember when I said this was one of the longest wooden piers? Thank goodness, because you just ate like a hormonal teenager - and now you can burn some of that off (just ignore the smell of funnel cakes once you get to the boardwalk!)
Peep the Scene
A few quarter's is all it takes to have telescope vision to check out all the action at the beach!
What do your weekend's look like? Do you like to catch up on laundry & cleaning? Do you binge watch Netflix? Do you get out and adventure? Let me know! Also - give me some ideas of somewhere you'd like me to visit in San Diego next!