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
Our next stop was Caffe Vacanza!
Caffe Vacanza: 1580 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Caffe Vacanza proudly serves Illy Coffee which is Italian Coffee
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
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
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
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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