Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Land of Endless Summer

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I could say that summer is here in San Diego.  But it’s kind of like this all year.  The outside temperature barely varies by 20 degrees between 60 and 80 here no matter what the season is.  So lucky to live here.  On Saturday Todd and I went running at the coast.  I ran 3.5 miles while Todd had 8 miles on the training schedule for his triathlon in July.

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The store at the beach campground that I always run by.

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So beachy.  So SoCal. 

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While I waited for Todd to finish his 8 mile run, I went to the Potato Shack and got breakfast.  Todd joined me after his run. 

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On Wednesday 6/11, we decided to head down to Hillcrest for dinner and use our Groupon that we purchased for Salt & Cleaver

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We thought the place would be good, but it was beyond our expectations!  We shared a Parm Garlic fries to start.

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Todd got the Duck.Duck.Pig:  duck & bacon sausage, crispy duck confit, baconaze, and orange marmalade.  I had a bite and it was delicious!

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I got the Chicken & Waffles:  fried chicken sausage, sweet and spicy bacon, hot sauce, on housemade buttermilk waffle.

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All I can say is…. OH  MYYYYYYYY.  Totally worth the extra hours of working out, ha!  Needless to say, we’ll be back at Salt & Cleaver some time.  Maybe not soon, but we will be back!

On Sunday 6/15 evening, we headed down to dinner at Cucina Urbana near Balboa Park.  We had tickets to the musical “Dog And Pony” at the Old Globe Theater.  My cousin Bertha had told me about it because the director is Roger Rees, who played the dad in the movie “Almost Perfect” that she wrote and directed.  She adores Roger.  (You might recognize him as Robin Colcord on “Cheers” in the early 90’s.)

But first, dinner.  His & hers.

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Him & her.

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I had the lasagna.  It was probably the best lasagna I’ve ever had.

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Todd had pepperoni and sausage pizza.  He loved it.

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After dinner we walked over the bridge to the beautiful Old Globe Theater.  If you fly into San Diego, you will always fly right by this landmark.

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The musical was quite good!  I laughed hard, and I cried too.  Really couldn’t ask for more.  Hope it makes it to Broadway later.

While I always show all the awesome food I eat here on the blog and on Instagram, I don’t always show the reality of the eating…. that I need to workout a lot.  Almost every morning I get up and workout before work.  I do weights, running, and workout videos.  And I walk at work during my breaks.

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The bucket of sweat that I produce is not very glamorous at all.  But if it means I can eat the good food that I want to eat, it’s very much worth it.  Just me, sweating and without makeup every morning.

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I had to clean up my mess on my craft table this week, from doing all the Project Life pages.

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So that I could help Noodle make a happy catdad day card for Todd.

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Speaking of the Noodle-meister, I have some cute photos of him from this past week.  I liked this one in B&W.  I was in the craft room and I looked over at him and he looked like Batman, lol.

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Noodle in a basket.

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Noodle on the stairs, checking on us in the kitchen.

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Noodle and I relaxing after I got home from work.


Oh, we did make a fantastic dish this week at home that I want to share.  This is Chicken Udon Soup and it is really fantastic. 

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  1. Glad you showed the working out part of the day... that food was making me gain weight just looking at it! Soooooooo delicious looking :) San Diego looks incredible. You are lucky to live close by!

    1. We actually live in the city of San Diego. Most of the neighborhoods that I mention are in the city limits. San Diego city itself is HUGE, with tons of different neighborhoods. It takes us 30 minutes to drive to downtown San Diego, but we are still in the city limits!

  2. David and I have been to Salt and Cleaver and didn't really like it. The food or the ambiance. :o( We both liked Cucina Urbana though.


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