|Andy and me on Coronado Island looking back at San Diego|
We went to San Diego on the morning of Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Andy didn't have to do any conference-ing that first day, so we went on a few adventures. First, we used our handy dandy Yelp app to find some lunch. We were staying at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, so we were right on the bay and around the corner from the Gaslamp Quarter. We went to a highly recommended place called Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar and it was delicious. I had fish tacos that were incredibly fresh, and quite frankly put other fish tacos to shame. We asked the manager for other restaurant suggestions in the area, and he suggested quite a few and even took the time to write them down for us. After lunch, we stopped by a few clothing stores in the quarter, and I bought two new great dresses.
After lunch, we headed to the ferry to go over to the island of Coronado. We wandered around the shopping village, and then rented bicycles to ride around the island. After pedaling for an hour or so, we started to get chilly and decided to head back to the mainland to change for dinner. One of my co-workers, Linda, had suggested The Fish Market. This was where I had my first of San Diego meals that came complete with red potatoes.
|Our pool at the Marriott Marquis on the Bay in San Diego|
On Wednesday, I woke up and went to get a massage at Premiere Massage. I had found a Groupon for Premiere Massage, and it ended up being the best massage I have ever gotten. Oswell was fabulous, and I highly recommend him to any San Diego peeps out there! I went back and laid out for a bit until Andy's meetings were over. That night we went to a Padres game. The stadium was beautiful, and it was a cool, crisp great night for baseball!
|Andy and me at the Padres Game|
|Petco Park- Go Padres!|
As if all of that wasn't enough, Andy only had a half day on Friday, so we got to have a lunch date on the boardwalk. We ate at a restaurant that was adjacent to our hotel, Roy's, where we had an appetizer of Roy's Original Hawaiian Blackened Island Ahi. It was hands down the best fish I have ever had! For lunch, I had the Classic Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Andy had a rice Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish. We left feeling stuffed, but full of Omega 3s and jealous that California has such wonderful seafood.
|Andy and me on the boardwalk on the bay in San Diego|
Grilled Red Potatoes
Servings: 2; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 6
- 6 red potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
|Foil Packet Salmon and Grilled Red Potatoes|
- Wash potatoes thoroughly
- Slice into halves
- Microwave for 6-8 mins
- Combine olive oil, garlic, and salt in a large ziplock bag
- Add potatoes, toss until coated (careful, they're hot!)
- Grill on medium heat, 20-30mins (30mins for crispier potatoes)
Keep on cookin'!