Wicked excited because earlier this week we officially booked our “babymoon”! A lot of people have asked me what a babymoon is – check out Wikipedia for their official definitions. It’s usually one of two things – you want to take a last vacation as just the two of you before you’ll be doing family vacations for a longggg time or the other common meaning is when a couple goes on a romantic vacation…and a baby may be a result of it. Since Baby C is already cookin’ we are clearly doing the “last vacation as the two of us before baby comes” thing.
I’ve been wanting to travel to the West Coast for a long time and I even added it as an item on my 101 in 1001 list. A few friends have recommended various spots in California to visit, so we decided now would be the time to check it out. We went with San Diego as the city to visit. The weather should be in the high 60’s by the time we go, so hopefully it will be perfect weather. I bought a few dresses at the Motherhood Maternity outlet over New Year’s weekend, which I’m excited to be able to finally wear.
I really cannot wait to go…seriously, how gorgeous does this city look?
I love all the marinas, bays, and little islands that compose the outer edges of the city. The hotel we agreed upon is called Humphries Half Moon Suites and is located on Shelter Island, about 5 minutes away from the airport. The reviews on TripAdvisor are pretty good, it’s tropical themed (very Hawaii like) and it’s reasonably priced, especially compared to some of the other area hotels. We never are really concerned with how “nice” a hotel is – as long as it’s clean and the bed’s comfy, it’s good enough for me! However, since the rooms are priced on the off-season rates, we went with a suite that will have a marina view.
I’m looking forward to checking out some of the top touristy places, like the San Diego Zoo:
And doing an Old Town Trolley Tour:
This way we can do a Petco Ballpark tour, walk through the Gaslight Quarter and maybe check out one of the beaches. I still need to research some other places to check out. We will be there for about 4 1/2 days (we fly back on a red eye late Monday night) so I don’t want to pack in too much to do, but I also don’t want to spend a ton of time at the hotel either.
The only thing I’m nervous about is the flight time. I’ve dealt with long flights before (hello Japan!) but obviously not while pregnant. I’ll still only be about 5 months along so I don’t think I’ll be huge yet (unless I have a serious growth spurt in the next few weeks). My doctor okayed the trip and said I should be fine as long as I get up to walk around every so often. Shouldn’t be a problem since I usually need to pee every two hours :)