Sunday, August 30, 2009
We went down to San Clemente, CA with the Tieks for some much needed sunshine and beach time. We didn't get much sunshine but the company and the beach were still fantastic.
Jackson's version of "see no evil." He had some great facial expressions.
Could these kids have been any cuter? My goodness that family has adorable children. Who by the way, don't ever really cry or fuss, they just spend their days being sweet. May I be so lucky.
We got to go to Huntington Beach on probably the coldest day of our weekend. We still had lots of fun and this kid had the time of his life burying himself.
Kenny and Jill took us to the Beach Pit (which I may have misheard the first time and thought we were headed to the Peach Pit and I got really excited. If you get the 90210 reference you will understand my excitement.) The food was delicious, best cornbread I have ever had. I am still thinking about it. One of these days we will have to go back and go on an eating tour of SoCal with Kenny and Jill as our guides. Those two know where to find good food.
Luke and I took off to Glendale to have some authentic Armenian food. Luke did some research and found Palmer International Cuisine, which is a hole of a restaurant with the most amazingly tacky decor maybe ever. But the food is just delicious. Luke was in heaven, he really hasn't had good Armenian food since his mission. It was one of the top 10 meals I have ever eaten, and that is saying something. Armenian food is just tremendous.
Our last night was spent having a great meal (thanks Brady's) on the beach. The men played a rousing game of Bacce and I ate my body weight in s'mores. Needless to say a perfect end to our trip!
The drive home was long, everybody was pretty worn out. And may I just say, Cohen may be the best traveler ever--he was absolutely delightful the entire drive down and back--he complained less than I did and he is only 14 months old. I salute your parenting Tieks!
If you are ever driving just outside of Baker, CA you should really stop at this Market. It is surprisingly clean and air conditioned inside. Plus the staff alone is worth stopping for.
A huge thank you to the Ward's for letting us stay in their beautiful home and introducing us to Swirlz! And thanks to the Tiek's & Brady's for a great time in California!
Posted by Meikel at 5:30 PM