Terrible Twos and a 1 Day Getaway

Location: San Clemente, CA

Regular posts just aren’t my thing.  I’m working on it….. Here’s a little update on life since I last posted – I hired my Personal Assistant to be my work Assistant (she’s lasted more than 2 weeks – ehhh 2 months at this point since I’m taking forever to write this post – and still going strong), work life is going great, however, life life is a little hectic and messy.  The little man is as awesome as ever but is going through what we all know as the “Terrible Twos!”  Too bad this started a couple of months before he turned two.  Fingers crossed that it ends early as well.  That’s the little guy down there.  Big ups to my SIL for the 2 Year Old pics, BTW.

With all the Terrible Twos madness going on, my husband and I were in desperate need of a little break.  A vacation from your 2 year old helps with your sanity and when you’re sane, the household is happy.  I’m not a huge romantic, but my husband says I need to work on it, so I semi-surprised him with a one day/night trip (and that’s as long as my sister could babysit for). I googled a few places and Groupon kept popping up with their Groupon Getaway, so I ended up going with one of their Getaway deals and chose San Clemente: 1. it’s not too far from us. 2. It’s a nice drive up the 1 on the PCH.

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We stayed at the San Clemente Inn, right off the 5.  We always pass San Clemente when we drive up north, but never actually stopped by to check it out.  It’s a really cute little beach town.
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There was a cute little hangout area in the back of the Inn, with BBQ pits, a swimming pool, 2 hot tubs – one that’s kid friendly and one that’s adult only – and a putting green. IMG_20150207_170253This was the view from our room.  You can see a tiny little bit of the ocean.  We originally had a regular room without a view, but for some reason, whenever my husband and I find hotel deals online, there ends up being some type of glitch, and we get upgraded.  Totally awesome!

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We took a stroll around the little downtown strip, and Pizza Port Brew Co. was our first stop.  We only had beers, but the selection, staff, and view were great.IMG_20150207_180755

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Our next stop was the The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar.  One side of the pier was the outdoor/happy hour seating area and the other side of the pier was the indoor seating area.  We opted for the outdoor/happy hour section.  I mean, who are we kidding?  Happy Hour?  I’m there. It was a cute little place with great staff.  I had the seafood chowder, which was pretty damn delicious.

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My husband and I split the mud pie, which was freaking gigantic.  The embarrassing part is that we finished it by ourselves and pretty damn quickly.  The table next to us with 3 military men ordered one as well, and couldn’t even finish it.  What does that say about us?  Uh oh….fatties!IMG_20150207_181003 IMG_20150207_180012

There really wasn’t too much to explore in San Clemente.  It’s a small beach town so it didn’t take us long to get to everything.  The passage to the train stop and the pier were my favorite.  All in all, it was a great little getaway, but we were ready to get back to our little guy.  If you’re ever cruising down (or up) the PCH, San Clemente is a cute little spot to stop off at.  Have a great day all.


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