Kevin spent his days across the street at the convention center. Shown here..
And here (looking at it from our hotel) ...
Checking out events like this ...
(but mostly enjoying classes on IT or IT management)
One afternoon I did pull myself away from my blog (I think I was about 9 months behind with it. Yikes!), and headed along the boardwalk for a little sightseeing.
Some kind of fish house ...
Of course, I had to stop and enjoy this little beauty;). Peanut butter and chocolate.
Thought this guys rock art was pretty cool.
In the mornings the two of us would get up early for a work out, which a couple of times included running these. Yuck, but awesome!
And then every evening we went on dates. Lots and lots of dates:)! We were just around the corner from a popular food and shopping street (5th Ave., I think it was, in the Gaslamp District). So we would often stop one place for dinner, do a little shopping or window shopping, and then decide which dessert we wanted that night. My favorite being the "Deep South" cupcakes from Heavenly Cupcakes on 6th. I think Kevin would probably vote for gelato at the very chic Chocolat.
Here's my handsome date-night partner. Isn't he somethin'!!
(I think that's our hotel in the background)
And here we are during one of our first nights in Cali at the Spaghetti Factory. Did I already say we went on lots of dates!!??
Really, this trip ended up being so great, I returned as a huge supporter of moms and also couples "getting away" regularly. Definitely makes you appreciate and miss what's at home ... in the best possible way! And it was nice to have time just with my exciting hubby!
So grateful to all who helped this work. Heidi of course, but also my mom who stayed with the kiddos a night or two and scrubbed my house top to bottom, my awesome girl friend who did daily school rides, and Kevin's parents who hosted a last-minute slumber party so Heidi could act her age (not a thirty-something mom of five young kids) and actually go out with friends one evening:).
Until next time;) ......