Lessons Learned

Last night we learnt the importance of being prepared. If you want to get a drink in San Diego you need to have ID. Even if on your next birthday you will be 34. No Margaritas for Katherine. What’s more if you want to get a drink in Pacific Beach a driving license does not count as ID. You need a passport.

This Morning we learnt that surfing is great fun and we are grateful to Dave of the San Diego surf school for popping us up!image


Breakfast burritos, the beach and bad driving…

We woke this morning early; eager to get out on to the incredible beach. The gorgeous beach Such a stunning place and directly on the doorstep of our hotel.image

We walked around the corner and hit upon the ‘best breakfast in pacific beach’ where we went crazy with the menu and were served the hugest portions you’ve ever seen (unless you’ve already been to Konos in PB) image  I ordered scrambled eggs which came with what seemed like  three million potatoes and had bacon and cheese mixed with green peppers and onions. Y.u.m. But it defeated me soon enough. Rusty had a breakfast burrito which put up a pretty good fight but he was victorious. You wouldn’t expect anything else from my husband  the king of breakfasts. image


After that it was back to the hotel for some sunbathing – insert obligatory leg shot hereimage

So so pretty!!

Sushi has been at the top of Rusty’s list for a while so it was off to Sushi Ota for lunch. Everyone drives everywhere here so it was back in the car and up the road. Russ taking the executive decision to break some random rules and encountering this young manimage

Yes ladies and gentlemen. Day one of the honeymoon driving experience and rusty got pulled over. It didn’t help that Katherine was giggling like a demented child but he was very kind and gave him a warning only or else it would have been a VERY expensive lunch.

Back to sushi…  Russ gave it a 7/10 ‘chu toro was really REALLY good’ (fatty tuna) Katherine really liked the snow crab Californian rolls and the sashimi (but is still questioning toro).



Some shopping and some more sunbathing later and a *touch* of sunburn (damn that blissful sea breeze)  and we are off out for cocktails at the Coronado and to watch the sun set. It’s a tough life 🙂

love K &R

Day one – tiredness reigns

This blog is intended for people (mostly our mums – hi mum!) to keep up to date with our adventures. There’ll be lots of pictures of food and general wanderings and wonderings as we travel around California. Updated as much as we can and whenever we have wifi –  feel free to share in our adventures. Love R and K x


Well we have arrived in one piece. It took as long to get here as it would to get to Australia or something ridiculous and to say we were delirious was an understatement!!

Business class flying was a…mayyyy…zing! and has ruined me (Katherine) for ever. Good luck with that Russ! A short immigration queue later *jokes* and a broken plane and we were on our way out of Houston on a new plane and flying through a thunderstorm. Then finally, 24 hours after leaving our house we were in San Diego. No first impressions as it was dark – our jeep is very lovely and our hotel is pretty with an awesome view – more pics later. Off out for the most important meal of the day-breakfast!



California roadtrip, honeymoon, food and who knows what else…