8.15.16 {Monday}

The song “Manic Monday” by The Bangles was playing in my mind as we were rushing out the door at 10 AM. Dad planned the day before to leave for San Diego at 8 AM. It was one of those hectic mornings with a frustrated dad trying to fix his broken zipper on his one and only duffel bag, feeding the cats, tidying up, hiding my clean unfolded laundry underneath my blanket on my bed, and making sure we didn’t forget anything. But in the midst of all the chaos, we had something to look forward to that kept us driven… something rewarding in store for us.

It was the first vacation I’ve been on without mom. That week was the only week dad could take off from work. Mom had to stay behind because she had to take her dad to chemo. Please keep mom and grandpa in your prayers. Of course vacation was different without her and she was missed, but we still had fun because we knew that’s what she wanted us to do… have fun even if it meant having an enjoyable time without her.

Around 11:30 AM, we were on the streets on Oceanside. Dad parked the car and we walked in the Ocean breeze to Beach Break Cafe.

Beach Break Cafe: 1802 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

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waited for about fifteen minutes to be seated
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our table
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I ordered corned beef hash, coffee cake, and shared Cajun fries

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Jasmine and I

 

Our next stop was Caffe Vacanza!

Caffe Vacanza: 1580 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Cute little outdoor coffee shop with a very kind barista
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Jasmine modeled in the seating area as she waited for her frappe
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I ordered just a plain ole iced coffee

Caffe Vacanza proudly serves Illy Coffee which is Italian Coffee

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After our coffee run, we checked into our hotel. To our surprise, they so kindly gave us an upgrade! Our room had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was just what a dad and his four daughters needed haha

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Ashley resting on the top of the bunk bed. The rain forest wallpaper was really cool but it reminded me of a pediatric or dentist room.

There were beaches like five minutes away from our hotel. We drove up there to catch the sunset and boy was it breathtaking.

Carlsbad State Beach: 7201 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Stairs leading to high tide

For dinner, we went to an Indian Cuisine that was located in a food court area

Punjabi Tandoor: 5812 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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looking at the menu from outside
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Ash and I looked down and we saw that there was still sand on our feet and on our sandals haha. That’s how we knew we had a great night.
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I ordered the dinner combination #2 with rice, chicken Tikka Masala, and nan. The meal also came with a little rice pudding dessert.

We took our food to-go and called it a night.

Outfit of the Day

Aviator sunglasses: Juicy Couture

Bralette: Forever 21 Latest Forever 21 Online Purchase

“OK, BUT FIRST COFFEE” shirt: French Pastry from Ross

Shorts: Pripe from Ross

Shoes: Mossimo Supply Co. from Target

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