Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oh Yeah... My Vacation!

So I was good at keeping up with the blog on my vacation.. for about a day.  oops.  So I guess I'll fill you lovelies in on the rest of my trip!  I'm not sharing my trip in any particular order.. because I don't remember. I'll just share the highlights.

How Much Mexican Food Can Meredith Eat?
So remember that taco place I talked about called Baja Cantina? The one where we ended up leaving because people are borderline insane? Yeah. Well we went back there for lunch the next day... and the next day... and the next day.  I had mexican 4 or 5..or 6 times for either lunch or dinner for the remainder of the week.  What did I learn from this experience? 

  1. I love mexican food and its tough for me to get sick of it.
  2. I LOVE hot sauce. Even more than I thought I did. I could drink it if that wasn't completely disgusting. 
  3. Fish tacos... are... amazing!  
I learned bullet point #3 at a different restaurant.  One night after a long day at the beach we headed to El Taco Loco for yet another night of Mexican.  I felt a little gross going into the restaurant covered in tanning oil and smelling like the ocean, but I got over that once I saw that they make guacamole right at your table. We ordered 2 bowls of it because it was amazing!  I could have devoured both bowls myself, but I showed a little self-control.  And we all know that's a little hard for me when it comes to food.

My last mexican experience was at a place called Tijuana Flats.  I almost didn't include this on the list because I didn't really eat here, but Mike got a quesadilla that I had a bite of.. So i guess that counts.  Also - fun fact about me, if you haven't figured it out already - I'm all about the condiments. Particularly hot sauce.  This place had a table full of at least 10 different types of hot sauce.  Of course, Mike and I are slightly crazy and like to try the hottest ones possible, so he got a little container of the one that had a picture of a man crying.  I dipped a tiny end of a tortilla chip into it and ate it and my tongue was immediately tingling.  Usually when hot sauce is that hot, I don't notice the flavor, but this stuff tasted good!  Oh and the other great thing about this place - $1 drafts! Yum.

What Did We Do When We Weren't Eating Mexican?
A couple nights during the week we went to a bar called Luna Sea.  From the front it just looked like another hole in the wall bar (which is definitely my kind of bar!), but when you go to the back of the bar, there's a staircase that leads to an outdoor deck and a sand volleyball court/a place to play corn hole.  If you're not familiar with corn hole.. this is it:

Basically you throw the bean bag and try to make it land on the board or in the hole.  One night we played indoors?  Not sure what made us think that was a good idea..

This post is getting a little lengthy so basically the rest is - we went out for seafood (shrimp, yum!), went to different bars, and last but not least...

This cute little thing...

Did this to my new shoes...

Good thing they were only $15... but Target is out of stock.  Guess I'll have to be patient and wait for them to be back in stock!

Also - I think I need to work on being a true blogger - I haven't quite managed the reach the level of taking pictures of my food in restaurants.  I'll get there someday..


  1. Ahhh what a bummer about your shoes!
    We play a similar game to corn hole called Quoits. It's pretty entertaining and fun for tailgating or hanging on the beach :)

  2. Its so fun! we played it all the beach, outside the townhouse, inside the townhouse...

  3. Too bad about those shoes! ....I'm guessing you have backup> ;) ....Taking pictures of food in restaurants is weird. For real, I feel so weird taking the pictures. People watch, I don't do it very often at all. On vacation, I let loose and did it but I could NEVER do it around my hometown! Eeeek!

  4. That stinks about the shoes girl! My husband is just now getting used to me taking pictures on our food when we go out to last night on our dates night...head on over and check it out.. I don't care...the pictures came out great! xoxo from Trinidad